I started out last year with mowing a few lawns to fill some spare time. This year demand has increased and I expect that Ill need better cutting equipment. I find that most of my lawns have some steeper hills in the back and mostly flat fronts. All are established residential lawns with landscaping. Do I step into a walk behind or rider? What width should I look at for safety and maneuverability? I would bet a 48+ is acceptable, but more than a 60 would be a tight fit in some yards. I have several inquiries for thatching in a few weeks. What mower easily accepts a thatch attachment and what are the pros/cons? What are the better options for bagging when necessary? Are backpack blowers worth the extra money?