If your garden has been giving you trouble the best way to deal with it is by tilling it or renovating it. If you are going to renovate it then ensure that you do not repeat past mistakes. If in your yard you have water that is stagnant because of the rain then you want to consider either draining it or laying a layer of gravel under the topsoil. If the trouble is coming from hard scorched soil and the grass is too thin then you will want to consider cultivating. The seeds can be planted after you are done tilling and preparing the ground. If the places that have the problem are the pathways or areas under the trees because they have gotten too compacted then you will need to loosen, cultivate and aerate the soil.
The soil aeration can be done automatically using a tool that works like a lawn mower. The aerating tool can be found in stores where they can rent hem out, or you can go to companies that have the machine, and they can do it for you. If you are the type of person who loves taking care of your lawn you can use a spading fork and then drive it deep into the soil and then work it back and forth to enlarge the openings. After the aerating is done put some sand or compost into the holes so that you can get better movement of the air and moisture in the soil.
The primary cause that makes lawns not to be healthy is because the soil is not in good condition and to improve that all you need to add is add some fertilizer. The fertilizer should be added to the soil in the days when the weather is not too hot or too cold so that the grass can be able to use. The manure should be placed in the ground according to the instructions given, and you can either use your hands or spreader. The best way to put the fertilizer in the soil is by walking from one direction as to the other and then walk back to where you came from. The fertilizer will enter the soil uniformly if you follow this method. If the grass that was initially there does not look too healthy use put fresh grass and some compost.
If your yard is not leveled make sure that remove all the bumps. Many people think that moss is caused by acidity by it is because of poor drainage. By changing the grading and improving the waste you are going to grow a mossy lawn. For your view to look beautiful you have to maintain your lawn.