R Scott wrote:No on the box scraper. If we are talking a lawn size area, you could put the rippers down and scratch the surface, but it would probably take several passes. Hand seed, then drag the seed in with tree branches, scrap iron, old fence panels, etc. But it will be worth renting something to save the time and fuel if we are talking a sizeable area.
If you are going to rent, renting a no till drill will get it done better. But that might be $$$
Mark Fox wrote:Running livestock over an area where you've just broadcast seed can help push the seed into contact with the soil. This can also help reduce shading by the established plants. If rain is likely within a day or two, I'll spread seed over an area, then move my sheep onto the area and let them graze it hard.
This has worked well for me in the past, better than frost seeding, but I can't compare it to discing or harrowing before/after broadcasting seed as I've never tried those approaches.
Kelly Smith wrote:you may also call the county extension office.
i know my local office has a no till seeder that can be rented/borrowed
Dan Grubbs wrote:You can find drag harrows around for next to nothing (sometimes for nothing!). Many row crop farmers have them piled up in their scrap metal piles as they have long since abandoned that approach to farming. I'd put out the word in your local network of people that you're looking to take a old drag harrow off someone's hands.