I LOVE my Honda mower. I thought I could never afford one, but they finally came out with a cheaper model I could get. It almost always starts on the first wimpy old lady pull. The self-propulsion on it is the best I've ever had.
My two favorite tools are the hula hoe for shorty weeds, and the big garden fork for taller weeds. Love them!
I also got one of those big floppy softy plastic buckets that is great for hauling mulch, or tossing weeds in. Have a little plastic cart thing with only two wheels. It's too tipsy, which is annoying, but it's good for hauling big bags of mulch around the yard, weeds, etc.