I got a call from a guy last week who's looking for a lawn install on a newly-constructed home. I went by the house, and it's been graded, but that's all. The soil looks pretty good, no big chunks of rock or clay. Problem is, this is the first install I'll have quoted. I've always done strictly maintenance prior to this, and the books don't get specific on the "how-to" of lawn installs. I know the topsoil needs to be leveled. What specific equipment is used for that? Slit seed, or sub out to a hydroseeder? I'm good as far as soil testing, seed selection, fertilizers, etc. (yes I'm licensed), it's just the physical mechanics of leveling, and slit vs hydroseeding. So go ahead, call me ignorant , but fill me in on what's what of lawn installs.