I don't know if I'm searching correctly, but I'm amazed I have only found one answer (which is still lacking).
How can a garden be made completely flat and level? How would it be done professionally?
The first step (now obvious to me after research) is to remove existing turf, plants, roots, etc. either by hand and possibly with a rotavator.
The next step is the one that eludes me: distributing the soil so it's flat. It sounds simple. But the one answer I've found was this; use a bit of wood and kick it around. This is just not practical enough, or simply good enough, for several reasons:
- It will not ensure the whole garden is level
- It will only work for sandy soil, not more stodgy clay type soil.
- As the garden is walked on and compacted, unevenness will reappear.
What would the professional process be for achieving this for a small-ish garden with no access for heavy machinery? And let's say the garden had to be level and flat enough to play a proper game of bowls. (I'm not that old yet, but might as well do the manual labour in preparation while I still can).