I've had a few requests for Aerating customers lawns and my lawn is in desprate need of it. I've called a few local rental places and thay only have the 20 some inch walk behind ones. What would you do in this situation? Would you rent one of the small ones for 60-80 a day? Buy one of thoes cheep $100 tow behind plug ones? Something else? I do not have the money to invest in a nice new one that will only be used a couple days a year. So dont tell me to go out to Lesco and buy one. I dont know of any LCO's that have them and would be willing to rent them out. I also dont want to sub out the jobs becasue in this markey thay will try and steel my customers. I'm worried that the 20 inch ones will take forever. Lawns are between 4k & 1acre. Kinda funny yesterday I noticed TrueGreen/Chemlawn (UGHT!) Aerating/Dethatching/overseeding has found its way into the area. and I'm sure thay will attempt to monopolize this market as well. Just hope thay dont start cutting/trimming. Also when sould I start doing this? How long before it gets cold? and when in the spring? As you can tell I'm arround Buffalo NY. Thanks in advance.