I've read on this site that if you want to start without a lot of expense to go with a walk behind with a sulky. What is a Sulky? Also, I looked at a Honda commercial mower today for around 1000 dollars- hydrostatic. Just a 22 inch deck. Just planning to do residential. And probably small sites(I think). So, I won't be uncompetitive? Also what is a mulching deck. And is mulching an extra service that is charged for and when do you mulch. Also, can I work without contracts. Or can you give them a contract discount. And, will they for example have their own idea(the customer) as to how often they want the lawn cut. Like every 10 days or something like that or can I lead them to accept a schedule that is best for me and etc. And, what is best for me. I don't mean money wise but, is it best to mow on a regular enough basis to keep the grass from getting to long and problems arising from that. Also, if I am working part time and that is Saturday and a night or two per week how many residential size sites can I do a week and so on. Thanks a lot.