Newb homeowner here :)
Our house has just been built but we have had no landscaping done whatsoever.
Looking to start getting some landscaping done but got no idea on where to start or what to look out for? Currently, there is just unleveled dirt and WEED GALORE so we'll be needing topsoil / under turf soil and turf.
Before I run around and get some quotes, I just wanna prep some knowledge:
Without heavy machinery, is it difficult to level topsoil myself? Initially, I thought I could just rake it around but it might be even. Am I missing anything crazy?
Is premium topsoil a sales pitch or does it actually matter?
Are topsoil and under turf interchangeable? Will turf die on topsoil?
Do I need to kill all the weeds before I put topsoil? I read that people use weed killer, wait a week and drop topsoil down? Can I just drop the topsoil on top of the weeds?
Any help is much appreciated, sorry for the noobness.