If your garden has been giving you trouble the best way to deal with it is by tilling it or renovating it. But if you decide to rebuild it make sure that you avoid the mistakes that you had made before. If in your yard you have water that is stagnant because of the rain then you want to consider either draining it or laying a layer of gravel under the topsoil. If the problem that you are facing is because of hard baked ground, and the grass is not healthy then the best approach will be to tilling. When you are done farming you can then make the soil and plant the seedlings. If the places that have the problem are the pathways or areas under the trees because they have gotten too compacted then you will need to loosen, cultivate and aerate the soil.
A machine that works more less like a lawn mower can be used to aerate the soil automatically. The aerating tool can be obtained from stores where they rent them, or you can hire small companies that have the machine, and they can come and do it for you. If you prefer working on your lawn then you can use a spading fork, and all you have to do is pull the soil back and forth so that you can enlarge the openings of the ground. When you are done aerating you can now add compost into the holes so that the ground stays aerated.
The reason why laws are not very good is that they have reduced soil condition, but this could be improved with a better program of feeding. Put the fertilizer in the soil regularly especially during the seasons when the grass can be able to make use of it, and this should be during the fall or spring. Put the compost in the ground following the instruction and you can either use your hands or a spreader. The best way to put the fertilizer in the soil is by walking from one direction as to the other and then walk back to where you came from. By following this process you will be able to get the fertilizer in all parts of the earth. If the grass that was initially there does not look too healthy use put fresh grass and some compost.
If your yard is not leveled make sure that remove all the bumps. When your lawn has moss it is caused by poor drainage and not because of soil acidity like most people claim. By changing the grading and improving the waste you are going to grow a mossy lawn. By keeping your garden well, you will have an attractive landscape in your home.