Hey all for Califronia fire zone As you can see by the image, we lost our Deere 2653A mower and lots of other equipment right before we were ready top overseed our Bermuda with Perennial Rye. The last mow we did was Wednesday before the fire at 1/2 inch. Irrigtion has been off since then so still pretty short. We did an aggressive verticut in August but most of the cuts are filled in but I think we can shake seed down to the dirt.. We will seed at 10lbs. per k. One piece we still have is our garden tractor with a spike aerator attachment (below). It only has 8 blades and they are spaced at about six inches. Our spiker which had 3 inch spacing melted. We do have a massive core aerator too. My question is one of procedure. We might not be able to put seed topper down over the outfield this year due to budget issues and i want to give the seed a good chance for germination and an even field. Deciding between following options: 1. broadcast seed, mat drag, then spike aerate two directions. 2. core aerate, broadcast seed, then mat drag plugs. (too much risk to bermudagrass?) 3. spike aerate two ways, broadcast seed, then mat drag. Any thoughts and discussion on these would be appreciated.