How would you treat this lawn?? They called and asked for a power raking bid. they said the yard is about 4 years old. The lawn actually has several bare spots and the areas where is is thicker I pulled a couple cores and the thatch layer is under 1/2 inch , or even less than 1/4 in. some areas are just new growth and none of last years grass or thatch is left. They also have a mole problem. I originally thought about going over it with my tine rake to loosen and remove last years dead grass from the thicker areas, Aerating the whole yard and going over the thiner areas twice. then broadcast seed and starter fert. I was going to suggest a fescue bled but after rechecking some seed prices the fescue I was looking at was almost twice as much per 1000 sq ft s a bluegrass . They indicated that they didn't want to spend to much at once. I could go as far as the aeration and let them seed it with what ever they want. I told them overseading the whole yard would help blend everything together well with the same grass instead of patches of different types. Now I am rethinking things. I could use a power rake to remove some thatch and dead grass from the thick ares and to break the soil surface in the thin and bare areas. the broadcast seed the yard. then run the power rake or tine rake over it to help push the seed in, or I could simply rent a slit seeder and slit seed the yard with little or no prep. Or I could just power rake for them and let them seed what and where they want now and push aerating and overseeding in the fall. I am thinking the less passes over the yard the better. less time for me and les money for them, and I could sell them on the whole job then and not just a part of it. I will put a couple pictures up in the next post.