we do the maintenance work at this church and they have a field that is quite a mess. apparently they were under the impression that the field had been cleared, rough graded and seeded and they wanted us to mow it. well, i took a walk through the field and there are pieces of concrete, rebar, pvc pipe, asphalt and other junk scattered throughout, maybe 2-4 yds worth of material that would have to be hauled out. i told them i wasnt putting my mower in that field till something is done and they are worried about being cited for overgrowth as the weeds/grass is approaching 12-16 inches at this point. i gave them the option of having us clear the field of the major debris then i can come in with a 3pt or rough cut mower to buy them some time. they also asked me to submit a bid for a re-seed of the area. now, the area in question is roughly 55,000 sq. ft, composed of a 248'x214' rectangle that contains all the junk, and a smaller portion that branches off that rectangle that is clear for the most part. the area contains very little topsoil, lots of gravel in the top 1-2" of mixed dirt which is why the weeds are thriving. i have the equipment and means to prep the site, my concerns are regarding the actual seeding, this field is prolly a good 700-1000' away from the building across a parking lot, so im not sure they would even water the area once i apply the seed & starter fert. I dont have a hydroseeder and could work with a company that would come in and apply after i prep the site. my questions to you guys are how would you handle the watering situation? what to do with the current growth? i was thinking about cutting it down then coming in and spraying a non-selective herbicide to kill off the growth then using a harley rake or rockhound to prep the surface then bring in about 2" of topsoil onto with the seed would go. i know they are cost-conscious which is why im thinking 2" topsoil max, i would like to go 3-4" if possible but i dont believe they'd be able to pay for that. any suggestions?