OK I'm hoping someone can help me out with my lawn. We purchased a new house back in April and our lawn is basically all weeds right now. I want to renovate it in the fall but want to know the best steps. Basically our soil from what I understand from a landscaper is not good and it's compacted hard clay. He wants to aerate the lawn, put seed down and then cover the entire lawn with mushroom soil and then seed on top of that. It's very expensive and others have told me it's not necessary. Does anyone have any advice for me as to what is the best steps to building a nice thick green lawn. We also some uneven spots that need to be filled to even it out. I really appreciate any assistance.