Advice on using a power rake to remove rocks
Sometime this summer I will be taking down a maple tree, dig out the stump, put in a sprinkler system and replace my walkway.
With this, I will most likely get a tone of rocks. Usually pebbles to 2 inches. I know this bc I had work done in the back yard and the rock situation was horrible, so I'm guessing this will be more of the same. It seems we have a few inches of decent topsoil and rocky fill after that, that gets brought up to the surface once anything is dug up.
The plan is to reseed the front yard. (approx 1000sq ft)
I've been calling around and the only available thing available to rent locally that I've been told may work for this purpose would be a York Power-Rake.
I dont want get through all this, rent the power rake (just under 600$ for one day delivered along with the tractor), then figure out it is not going to do what I want to do. i.e. leave a gravelly surface left.
Can anyone give me some advice on this?
I may kill the whole lawn in the fall and start over. Would the power rake be an appropriate tool? Or would I have to remove sod first?
Any advice would be appreciated.