Have a few questions about a friends lawn renovation, I'm planning this Spring. Any knowledgable advice would be appreciated. The lawn is wooded, in VA, has lots of moss and some grass, is compact, and slopes down to a drainage ditch. The owner has added lime in the past and seeded/fertilized and hasn't gotten positive results. Not sure what type of seed he used and how much lime he used, etc. My plan is to thatch the entire lawn area, dethatch, double aerate, lime, seed(Lesco), starter fertilize, 1/2" compost, and straw the top. Keep watered till the seed takes. Yes, I'm planning on doing a soil test first. This is a large backyard(75' x 50'). Estimate is 1400. Debating on sodding it. This is a good friends place who is really particular about his lawn. I've done many lawns, but never dealt with moss issues. I know it likes poor drainage areas and moisture. So who can give some good advice??