My Mum and her husband came to visit one day and helped us rip everything up. It was hard work and to be honest, Ryan and my Mum’s husband did most of the heavy lifting and to be honest I think they enjoyed knocking down the brick wall!
Over the next week, whenever we had some free time we would try and finish levelling out the soil, because at this point we decided to take the cheaper option and add grass. So we needed to level out the soil so we could add the grass seeds and some more compost.
Another week later we bought lots of compost and again levelled it all out to try and make it even.
A week after that, we added about three-quarters of a large box of seeds. Right up to this stage we were watering the garden once a day, generally in the evening, when the sun had started to set and it had started to cool down to make the soil moist for the seeds going down. As we didn’t want the soil to dry out before we could add the seeds, because really we added the seeds during the summer when you’re meant to wait for Spring or Autumn to add them.