Alright, just search on here for dethatcher or verticutter and you can read all you ever wanted to know. But about mowers and things you need, stay away from lowes. They are a good place to buy handheld gear, but not mowers/trailers things like that. http://stlouis.craigslist.org/grd/3464092302.html
There is a good mower, a bit pricey, but thats what you want.
I am partial to Stihl for trimmers, and blowers, but echo commercial products are great as is husqvarna, and red max
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...