CA Lessons: Landscaping To Reduce Wildfire Risk
While there are no ways to fireproof a property, there are strategies to design and maintain landscapes for reduced vulnerability. Click here to learn more.
Unless you are doing tons of tiny lawns, why not go with a pull behind? For the same $3K you can get a nice aerator, and also a pretty deacent used tractor to pull it with. Productivity will be a lot greater, and you will not be as tired.
Since I got my tow behind, I only use a walk behind for trimming and tight areas.