The best results I have witnessed on seed jobs was either hydroseed or Brillion type. That is on an install not overseed. I just spent 2 days on soil prep and seeding on an acre. I had to broadcast spread my seed because of some equipment problems and then to beat all the straw blower I was going to rent was being repaired. So after shaking out boucoupe straw by hand, I am worrying about good soil contact and germination. I did Harley Rake and seed bed was receptive. Anyone have experience with this? Good thing is, it is supposed to rain for the next 2 days.