They are very important, I guess you realize that....somebody had to make sure it's done right
I had a section by the east fence that was severely compacted. I ran the tiller over it and it was like tilling cement. I carted in 8 big wheelbarrow, the one with the 2 wheels, loads of tilled garden dirt, then leveled that with the tiller, THEN seeded it, so that the grass's roots had something easy to push through. I'm taking one full year to amend this 3/4 acre pasture. My horses don't get to graze on it again until next June, and the I'll be monitoring them. It should be very tall and lush by then. I'll keep adding to my album as I see more improvements. BTW, the album loaded last to first. You can see that I tilled these areas a full 3x, until the dirt was fluffy.
I don't worry about the dogs and cats running on it. I'm sure that THAT is important, too. =b