I read somewhere that a going rate to aerate is triple the mowing rate, is that a common thought among the people on this board? If so, how do you justify that much? It doesn't take any longer than mowing, there is no trimming or blowing, and the equipment needed doesn't cost as much as a nice commercial mower. Heck, an old garden tractor and a decent aerator will do the job. Maybe I'm missing something here................... Joel B.