So, a good friend of mine, a very prominent attorney in the area..who's account I have been after for a while...finally I called him and said...I am coming over and cutting your lawn like it or not, we will agree on price later. He agreed because his lawn looked TERRIBLE.... He had at least 5 acres of the roughest lawn you can imagine. Some trees. I get there, it's long (too long), and has brown clumps all over it. I cut it, and now it's covered in brown clippings frop head to toe. I decide it needs to be cleaned. So I use the mower(JD 757), push them into long strips as tight as I can....and here is where I think I may be dumb...I broke out the rake............. 9 hours later, I am finished. It looks wonderfull, but I have a plethora of new blisters to show for my hard work. Being new, I assume there is a better method? Clue me in guys.