We had great times in this yard even though my mind was muddled. Can you see how level the ground is? Our dad had us lift the sod (10' x10' area at a time) level the ground with rakes and replace the lawn with Saint Augustine sod which my dad got from his father. Once you plant St. Augustine you can separate it just like you can separate Crab Grass. Then you plant each runner about 4" apart and by the end of the year you will have a sturdy mat of grass (it does terrible in cold states like Kentucky).