Preparing Soil For Grass Seed
We've just started renting a piece of land that's been totally overgrown for many, many years and had it cleared / made level ish.
I want to seed it but the soil is quite hard and compact and using a rake to try and break it up would be there for many a year to come.
I suggested to the groundsman that cleared it I get a rotivator and he said I really wouldn't want to bring up what was under the surface of the soil and would end up having to level it again.
He suggested hiring a sit on roller .. 1.5 ton and totally flattening it and then just putting the seed straight on that.
Does anyone have any thoughts on that and how it'd take or alternative ideas as to how else I could prepare it that isn't too back breaking ... it's a big area of about 450 sq mtrs.