Redoing my small neglected lawn (first timer)
Newbie here. I have been neglecting my lawn (250sqft) for the past few years and wanted to spend some time on it this sprint / summer to revive and use for some family time with the kids. Right now there is no grass, just weed and there is a big slop because of the drainage.
picture of the lawn attached
How do you suggest approaching this. Trying to avoid any chemical spraying.
Here is what I researched so far and what I was thinking to do
1)remove all weed by hand
2) solarization for 6-8 weeks (is it necessary? )
3) tilling the soil
4) levelling ( how do I level it so it is not too sloppy toward the drainage)
5) seeding or installing a sod myself (how difficult is it?)