Aerated today and ready to overseed, but should I wait?
I rented an aerator today and spent 3 hours beating my 7000 sq ft. lawn to a pulp. I have ready to roll a big bag of Lesco recommended Estate Eagle Plus Blue seed mix (25% KGB and 75% Rye Blend) and Custom Blend 12-24-8 25% Polyplus MOP. I wanted to aerate and overseed my lawn because I was seeing signs of thatch developing. It is a full sun, 10 year old lawn, that while thick, was very bumpy underfoot. I thought an aeration/overseeding was called for... My questions are:
1) Should I wait to lay the seed with such dry weather continuing to be in the forecast? (Sunny 70s -80s for next week) Obviously if I'm hypervigulant in watering I'd be alright, but I don't want to make it overly time consuming.
2) How long before you rake the plugs to break them up? Not until after seeding right?
3) I've read about spreading compost after laying seed. Do I need to do this, even with the fertilizer that I was going to use?
4) I also read where spreading sand would help with the bumpiness. I have some bags of play sand in my shed I was thinking about using. Good or bad idea?
Thanks in advance for any help!