I have just stumbled upon this forum and have already found a ton of stuff! i just had a question though. I have just gotten a job where the lawn is full of thatch and dead in some places. the dead spots come up and are detached from the underlying soil. my question is... what do i need to do to get this lawn growing again? this is my first job like this and i cannot let this one slip away! should i rent a renovator or thatcher? i dont know the sq ft of the place but the yard is of decent size. i also have no idea on how to charge for a job like this? i have a 48" w/b mower... is there an attachment that could go on the front of one of those? or thatching blades or something? or is there an actualy Thatching Machine i could rent?