We live in North Wales and have a garden which has overhanging trees, weeds, moss, ivy, stones, not much drainage (though maybe it is too well drained, it seems very dry in summer and very wet all the time in winter) and not much grass, All I want to do is completely grass over the garden and then mow it every week. The trees can't be cut because they have a preservation order on them and none of the grass seed I have tried will take, I have tried turf but it just dies in winter.
Basically I have no idea what to do for the best and what order to do it in, can anyone give me any pointers? I have tried books but none of the ones that I have read deals with all the problems that I have in any useful order, I have also tried gardeners but they seem to disappear when winter comes. If anyone is bored and wants to come and be fed tea and cake for an hour whilst imparting some wisdom that would be even better