Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:02
Yep, an exciting project.
If you want to put some part of it down to grass decide which part. Remove everything ....yes, hard digging but it's worth it. Dig as many roots out as possible then rake it level. Firm it well by walking it with your heels. Rake again and firm again until it's nice and even with fine soil surface. Turf or seed. Seed in spring, March, is quick and easy.
Once the lawn is down you can organise the rest of your garden.....bounce ideas around, decide of you want some fruit, veg, shrubs, flowers, etc.
There will be lots of ideas and encouragement here but getting the grass organised and settled is the priority I think. Take your time. Do things as energy levels and time allows
Enjoy your garden