I'm not sure what to do, I've got a yard with lots of thatch in part of it and dont know if I should aerate or dethatch that yard. Ive know that you can aerate it to help control some of the thatch but am not sure what to do about the plugs. Can I just throw some old blades on my mower to mow while the plugs are there? Or is it just a better idea for me to dethatch and be done with it? Im leaning more towards dethatching at this point and I was thinking about charging 125 dollers for the 1/4 acre yard. I have to rent the machine. Sound about right??