5 year old buck +
I had about 1 1/2 acres that had never been planted and was solid grass. I mowed last fall when the grass was chest high and left a solid layer of thatch. This year when the grass was a foot tall I killed it off. Dragged a weighted chain harrow to scuff up the surface, fertilized, broadcast WR, oats, and some leftover brassica from last year. I dragged again with the chain harrow and a piece of chain link fence to cover the seed and flatten the grass. Two weeks after seeding I'm getting some pretty good growth. The firs pic shows what I started with. The second shows growth through the thatch/ dead grass.