I have an estate lawn to renovate. It's another one of these up on top of a mountain back in the woods. I can't talk them into waiting for the fall. I think they are planning to sell and want to get it looking prime to increase the value. I don't like the idea, but I don't think I want to give it away. The lawn is partially wooded and partially full sun. I plan to use a blend of two of my favorite turf type tall fescue blends and also add in Lesco's transition blend to curb the costs a little. I will blend the 3 blends equally 1/3 each. This will give me a 10-way blend of TTTF varieties. Now, here is the thing... The soil is HARD. HARD CLAY for the most part and I do not think it has ever been core aerated. It's steep enough that it will require used of a 4x4 tractor and a 3 point aerator or aeravator. Either that or a split-drive walkbehind aerator. It's a HUGE lawn though, so... Also, with the price of seed now... I can rent a power/slit seeder for the cost of a bag of seed. But this method will take a LOT LONGER than just core aerating and seeding at a heavy rate. ********************************** So... I started wondering how some of you other guys might handle this job? From my viewpoint, I see it's going to be hard to get a tractor in there to do it. I'd have to drop at the main road, drive the tractor in, then go back for the rig, then do the reverse when finished. The drive is way too steep to tow a tractor in. It's going to be a trick to get around with it on the job too and some of it will have to be cored with a walkbehind anyways. I may just take my time and do the labor hours instead of spending the money and going to the trouble. I have also just thought about JUST slit seeding it and forgetting about it. But I'm not sure how it might turn out. I figure short term the results will be great. Good germination and good cover. I'm curious... what would you do on such a job?