Step 1. Clear your lawn of all debris before tilling and prepping the soil for sod
The first step to creating a great lawn is removing weeds, rocks, and debris. Before tilling in compost and grading, get all weeds and rock out of your yard. Rocks in the soil can create long term problems making lawn areas compacted, prone to dry out, and hard to aerate. You only have one chance to start your lawn with a clean soil profile free of rock and debris.