Hi everyone. I've been on the site for a few days now, reading and reading and reading. I've still got a ways to go to get up to speed though. I've got some pictures and a whole lot of questions. Here's some background: I'm getting hired as a custodian for a church in Delaware and one of the items I'll be taking care of is the grounds. I worked for a landscaping/mowing company when I was a teenager, but that was years ago and I've taken care of my own lawns with varying success. The lawn is a couple of acres, no sure how big but I think 2.5 or more. I'm mowing the lawn with a Zero Turn Husgvarna IZ5223 with the 23hp Kawasaki engine. It's got about 320 hours on it and is in pretty good shape. I've found from the boards here that I'm going to need to take it in for service because it doesn't track as straight as it should, but other than that, it seems to be a good machine. I'm not sure of the deck size. Here's a picture: The first thing I noticed on my first cut of the lawn was that the deck was set at 2.5 inches. The grass was long that day and boy did I generate some clippings. We don't have a bagger (I don't know if they make one for this mower or not.) The next day I found out that we had a lawn sweeper (craftsman) that I could drag behind the mower and I got all the clipping cleaned up (that was another 4 hours or so.) I have since moved the mowing height up to 4.5 inches, and have mowed four times since then over the last two weeks. The lawn is looking much better that the moment. The second thing I noticed was that this lawn is going to make me cough up a kidney. It is so rough that I can only travel at half speed or less. There are some huge ruts, a bunch of wholes and a few very large depressions in the lawn. Here's an overview of the property. This picture is from sometime last year (it's from one of those map sites.) The big brown patch in the lower right hand is grown in now, mostly with weeds. The trench running from the church to the sign is also grown in. Here's a picture of that area taken today. In the upper right of the picture, you'll see one very small tree, and a larger tree below it close to Red Lion Road. Inbetween those two tree and just to the left there is a large depression, probably 4 feet deep at it's deepest. I'm told there used to be a stream that ran along the driveway that meets Red Lion Road and it was filled in back in the 70's. That area is very most, and sometimes holds standing water. Here's a picture looking from that corner towards the church. The depression is hard to see, it's about half way up the picture. I did some asking around about the uneven turn and a friend I work with said to go out and rent a bobcat with a Harley Rake quick detachment and get the bucket as well. Then go to town getting it all leveled out. I have a feeling I'm going to need some topsoil as well. I'll post the questions in a minute.