Originally Posted by precator
can I get away with just killing the grass, mowing the lawn very short, then dethatching it with my lawn mower with a dethatching blade? Then put an inch or so of top soil over it and seed?
yes you can...well, as long as it's not bermuda
i would do exactly what you just said, then top dress it with compost and aerate the sh1t out of it...then seed and water