I just did a search and read alot of you guys said that dethatching is a pain in the arse....Some said they try to talk there customers into aerating instead of dethatching?? Im new here so be easy please =), i thought both of these were two totally different services??? If you talk them into an aerating how do you justify not doing the dethathcing the customer originally called for? I thought dethatching raked the grass clean of all dead grass and weeds and matted grass laying on the soil??? I though aeration was to break up soil, add oxygen and provide places for seed germination????? PLEASE HELP........PLEASE??