Posted: 20/09/2014 at 11:27
Yes cornishclare ...another cornwallonian ?.....I agree with delaying the planting until spring. Use the tme to incorporate of compost.
Even though the grass is apparently dead I would trench in the top few inches ...burying upside down prob about 9" deep. Then mix in your compost above it. I would not add fertiliser just yet....it will largely be wasted. I think late February is best time to apply organic granular fertiliser such as fish blood and bone.
One further point ......often grubs of different sorts inhabit lawns so regular digging over autumn will expose them to the birds.
Concerning the slope a picture will be good