Im thinking of re-seeding a customers lawn which has been overtaken by weeds and neglect. To help cut costs and labor, I was going to cut everything short , to about 1/2",. Kill everything off, then use a verticutter. Ive never used one before so Im not familiar with its actual effect, only what ive read about. If Im corrected it will basicaly chop up the top inch or so of ground. If so then I would do raking or remow with attached bagger, to get up as much of the weed clumps as possible. Once complete, then aeration and seed application, at about 5#/sq ft (bluegrass), apply starter fert. and let nature take over. This is planned to take place in early fall. I guess my question is, will the verticutter be effective for this? Ive read before that people who use them have had exceelent results, however, I assume their using on an already established lawn, not a lawn renovation. Oh yea, we're looking at about 32-35 thousand sq ft total lawn area.