One more tip: if you are going to mow with a reel, do your trimming with a machine such as a Landscape Blade or Redmax Reciprocator and your edging with a bladed edger. String does not look right on a reel cut lawn.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin 1775
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard's Almanac1738