We moved three years ago and inherited an overgrown garden with no lawn. I would like to create a flat area of lawn for my two young children to play on this summer. I can’t afford to get an expert in and don‘t want the kids to have to play on mud and weeds for yet another year so would like to tackle it myself but have no clue where to start! The trouble is the garden is on a slope not only towards the end of the garden but also to the side towards the main path too. There is also a large rhododendron near the hedge at the end of the garden and a rather lovely purple flowering bush next to the path. And as for that beech hedge - don’t get me started!
It looks to me like we would need to create some kind of split level with two small areas of grass and the garden is north west facing so the levels would need to be higher rather than lower to catch optimum sunlight (there is enough to sustain a healthy lawn).
I would be so appreciative if it I could some advice as I have absolutely no idea where to start or what to do - complete beginner gardener. Many thanks I n advance of any help.
I haven’t got measurements for the garden right now but it’s more spacious than it appears in the photos.