Putting in Fescue sod after lawn covered in clover/weeds?
I'm in the process of planning to sod my lawn. I am in Marietta, Georgia which is slightly NW of Atlanta. The lawn is currently covered in 75% green clover and 15% weeds with maybe 10% grass. I would like to do fescue as my neighbor has the exact same shades as me and he has a great looking lawn.
My plan is to either get a sod cutter and pull up the existing clover/weeds or just till everything and rake out the old clover/weeds. The area is about 2500 square feet so this might take 3-4 days. Hopefully it's okay to leave the soil exposed as long as I water it before I lay the sod down.
Is there anything that I should be aware of when taking on this task? Is it possible to even turn the current lawn over, put down topsoil, and lay fescue over that?