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Turn over your ground.....ideally mix in some compost, manure, dried manure. Break up soil, remove big stones and weeds, roots etc.
Rake level. Walk over it treading it down....you do this by shufffling along on your heels. Rake, tread down, rake, tread down, rake again. The idea is to get firm soil and a level fine surface. A few days before sowing grass seed scatter some fertilizer and rake this in
When you sow seed sow in one direction and very LIGHTLYrake. Sow in opposite direction and rake again.....these rakings are to LIGHTLY mix seed with soil not to level or move soil.
If the area is not too big I cover with fleece but this is not essential. Lightly water seed if no rain. Grass will germinate in under 2 weeks.
How new is 'new' larry? Think you need to give it a while before you weed n feed. I wonder why it's so weedy though? Did you use an unsuitable type of seed or is the lawn in the wrong site perhaps?
Verdun's given a comprehensive answer above philip. It's a good time to do this as the ground is warming up. Remember to water if you have long dry spells after sowing