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I have been lurking for a couple years and figured I should communicate a little. Two years ago I resurrected my old (Mclane) reel mower I used back in the 90's when I was in California. She runs good, and it got me through a mowing season but started to have starting issues so I purchased a newer Mclane last year. I figure I will use her until I get a good handle on fertilizing, and get it perfectly leveled. I have been working on leveling every year, last year I went all out and purchased everything to do a complete leveling job (rake, drag, sand) and this year it's way better. I do have a few area's that need more sand, and one high spot, but I will fix those next year when scalping season comes around. Currently I am using a local service that does all fertilizing, as I am trying to grasp what all I need to do in order to completely cut them out without messing up or missing an application. I have a decent Bermuda lawn in the front ~1153.05 sq. ft., and Fescue on my side yards ~757.12 sq. ft., so it's pretty small and manageable. I am cutting less than .5 currently, however I need to check my settings and measure the grass to really know what it's at. I am reading as much as I can and trying to get a handle on the fertilization aspect of this, so things are going fairly well currently. This year I scalped fairly early, and got some Milo down and my grass was the only green lawn in the neighborhood, however we got a few late freezes to knock everything back. I am currently mowing, twice a week and I think I am passing the 1/3 rule and the lawn seems happy. I did however raise the HOC up a bit as some of the edges seemed to be getting a little scalped. What I am wanting to do is get down some Iron, so I am thinking to get a small pump sprayer, with the special attachments I found on another thread here, however I was thinking to possibly get a backpack sprayer? By having this size lawn should I just go with a pump sprayer for all my needs? Look forward to learning more and sharing my experience. I tried to post a pic, but I guess it's not working?