First let me say thank you to everyone at this site. I have recently gotten back in the business after many years, of wasting my time elsewhere. The information and ideas shared here is invaluable and absolutley incredible. Hopefully I will be able to return all the help that you guys have been to me. Let me assure you that I did the search thing and if the answers are there I couldn't find them. Being from the North I am used to different types of grass and growing conditions. After a few years living in Florida I have received quite the lesson in St. Augustine Grass. Oh boy did I ever! My question has to do with aeration and dethatching with St. Augustine grass. I am familiar with the process and benifits with northern grasses, but am a little unsure with St. Augustine. Aeration seems to be the same and offer the same benifits. Or so it seems. However, I can't understand how the Dethatching would work, knowing the way St. Augustine grows. Any help in this matter would be much appreciated. Whether it be how to do it or not to do it at all! Thanks!