Haha, i understand exactly where you are coming from. So basically you have your core aerator, your verticutter, then your spreader, (or seeder). You will either need to rent, or buy all three of them, but I just rent the aerator and the verticutter as i already own spreaders. You start out by verticutting the whole lawn, then you use the core aerator on the whole lawn, then you spread the seed over, you guessed it! The whole lawn. And you nailed it, the edge guard keeps seed off on sidewalks, patios, and flowerbeds. You can just walk far enough away to keep it out, but the edge guard costs maybe an extra $15? So i would just go with that and not have to worry about seed getting into flower beds or anywhere where it should not be. And also depending on what kind of money you are planning on putting into your company for next season start looking on your local craigslist for deals on mowers, trailers, trucks, ect... That is a good place to get good deals. But personally i would post whatever you find on a thread on here and get other thoughts on it before you go spend your hard earned money. And even look on the marketplace on here!
Trucks and Trailers
'95 F-250 4X4, long bed, extended cab
^7.3 all the way
14', 16' Mowing
Exmark 36" metro, 14hp belt drive, walk behind
Scag 36" 16hp advantage deck, belt drive, walk behind
Lawnboy 21" 9hp commercial walk behinds x3
All Stihl Handhelds
All Husquvarna saws: Everything from 14" Climbing to 48" 3/4 Wrap.
Thanks to Petzl, Buckingham, and Yale I am still alive!
And I'm 18...