It looked flat to me, so I was foreseeing an expanded straight forward lawn.
March 2015: The day the foundation was carried out, they dug out hills of soil. We posted on several sites to ask if someone needed our soil, but nobody was interested.
For around one year, the garden was abandoned as we were overwhelmed with other tasks. Excepted a small area for our kitchen garden where hubby grew tomatoes, chilies, pumpkins, French beans, green beans, and raspberries. We started removing specific weeds that would be hard to unroot after, and most of the grass and weeds were finally cut off at the beginning of Oct 2016. We chose to not use pesticides to kill the weeds as we want the garden to remain chemical free.
Three loads of truck, sent to a specific dumpster that we had to pay for.
The earthmover also helped loosen the soil, and scraped the weeds from the surface.
It involves a lot of work. Hubby had to use a wheelbarrow to transport stone, roots, debris, construction damps...
Roots, stone to filter and remove
It was a team work for the whole family
The whole land has to look like this before seeding
Using a roller to compact the soil and to let the seeds remain in the soil
After 5 days of team work, the garden was finally looking good. It will look geogeous when the lawn growths, I hope!
PS : Some people used landscaping contractor to prepare their lawn, but it was very expensive. Our neighbore did it in one day, he invited a friend who was a landscape contractor, plus 3 other friends. 5 of them started at 8am, and they finished around 6pm. They had less tasks though as their land was flat whereas ours have a lot of slops to take care of.