The backyard of our home is a dirt driveway with what appears to be some small hunks of rock in it. I am not sure if the previous owner brought gravel in or if the ground simply had the rocks to begin with. Either way the ground is now quite compact and I am looking for ideas on how to loosen it up and make the soil useable again. My idea at the moment is to break up the hard pack by hand with a pick and shovel then lay a few inches of topsoil and maybe some compost on top. I also thought it may be useful to till that in a bit? Does this sound like a reasonable solution? Any suggestions are greatly welcome. I attached a picture to get an idea of what the driveway looks like.