I love your yard! And your JD.Well, here is my John Deere LT190, along with a couple of accessories. One is an optional lawn sweeper, good far picking up and hauling clippings, leaves, etc. The other is the full featured remote operator. No wires or remote control necessary. Usually operates well with voice recognition, though occasionally doesn't recognize or follow the instructions as spoken. Have never been able to get it to understand the simple command, "OK, get off now, it's my turn to drive the tractor!". All in all, it's better to put up with the quirky symptoms and behavior than try to get by without it.