Sounds awfully dusty to me! How did it turn out? Was the field "compacted"...to warrant aeration? Or was this alot more "economically feasible" to you than slicing it? Personally, I might have switched the order of steps #4 and #5, which would ensure that I wouldn't be 'burying' a certain % of my seed and fertilizer too low in the soil zone, and thus (potentially) wasting some of it. The final dragging (step #5) should be enough to ensure adequate seed/soil contact. Proper seed/soil contact is vital in any grow-in project. But don't make the mistake in "burying" your renovation project below a cocktail of soil amendments! Seed grows just fine...right near the TOP....assuming that the irrigation & moisture control measures are there.