Posted: 04/11/2017 at 14:09
Dee, so much for my vision of a bowling green I thought your post was to level an established lawn. You failed to say how old or how fit you are because i would think twice about tackling that.
Basically it needs digging over completely, the removal of rubbish and weeds which seem indemic some of that turf needs to be taken off and sent to the dump. Again it will depend on what you can afford, there will be some one in the area who would rough dig and level it for you so you had a fresh canvas to work on. I always advise taking a small section at a time and sorting that out, start it and finish it as trying to do the whole at one go usually ends up with nothing finished. Once you have one small area cleaned and planted then you can take on the next section, the grand plan will come once you have a working garden, that will take time.
It will take a lot of thinking about and planning, depending on what you can afford or not you could get some help with the heavy work then you put in the finishing touches. This may sound downbeat but I have tackled worse than that when I was much fitter. It can be done as any gardener on here will tell you but it needs time and possibly some machinery for the hard work, you can hire anything these days.