I have a client that wants me to put a bid in for redoing a part of their lawn. The total area that needs to be done is 2,632 square feet. My question is, what would be the best method to rip up the existing turf? I don't own a skid, so I am trying to keep the cost down by not subbing that part out. I was thinking about renting a small tractor. But a sod cutter is out of the question, I couldn't stand cutting that much grass with one of those. Then I plan on spreading 2" or so of topsoil down and seeding and such. I also have 2 other options, for one I could spread the soil over the existing turf at about 1", and then seed over that, but I'm not sure if that would do any good. Another option would be to power-rake the area to loosen up the soil, and then seed or slice seed the area and of course apply fertilizer. What do you think?