BAD soil, BAD!
Greetings everyone. I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I bought a house almost two years ago. The entire property is rough and uneven. The back yard has almost no grass. I seeded and fertilized it at the end of our first summer here and had a decent stand of grass that fall. However, nothing came back the next spring. The soil also is really hard. I had it tested and found out that there is almost no nutrient value in the soil. I talked to a local landscaping store about it, and they said I most likely have a yard full of fill dirt. He suggested I remove some of it off the top and add top soil. I priced out top soil and discovered it's going to be more than my budget will allow. My question is, can I do anything to the fill dirt to get more nutrients into it? My father is a farmer and he suggested manure or peat moss worked into the soil. Anyone have any more suggestions? Thanks in advance.