I've never seeded areas larger then I could hand rake in (usually 8 - 10K max). I have a friend who is just about done building his house and there is approximately 1 acre of top soil that needs to be seeded. The excavator should have the top soil spread with a dozer by this week. My friend doesn't want to hydro-seed. My plan was to york rake the area & prep it for hopefully another hydro-seeder contractor to come behind me. If I spread the seed over the area, can I use the tractor with the york rake to rake it in? I'm thinking that will bury it too deep or not leave it evenly spread. Any other suggestions or ideas? We're just trying to get some annual rye going before winter sets in & so he can get the CO. Thanks.