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jimmbo407
09-29-2005, 11:16 PM
What makes the best stripes. The species of turf-grass of the thickness. I had a customer ask me this (stripes are very important to him as well as me). I have been reading about this and really haven't come up with anything. So I guess that's the question is it the species or how well you aerate and seed, or a combo of both. I await the years of experience you all have to offer on this problem.

JMB
09-29-2005, 11:21 PM
Here is a link that explains it pretty well.

http://www.scag.com/lawnstriping.html

ProLawns
09-29-2005, 11:24 PM
I don't strip for anyone.

Drew Gemma
09-29-2005, 11:48 PM
turf type, water content, height, growing season, mowing speed , kits or rollers that pronounce the direction. Basically it is caused by the light reflecting off the top or being absorbed.

wowlawncare
09-30-2005, 12:32 AM
In my experience fescue is a great grass to stripe. The broad leaf leaves a nice line. As for stripers, they are all the same to me. Its the operator. Ive seen roolers, chains and belts all do awesome. I use chains. The weight works. They are much cheaper then roolers and will last MUCH longer. No bearings or breaking. If you loose a link jsut replace it. No big deal and keep going.

6'7 330
09-30-2005, 12:45 AM
Bluegrass stripes excellent

rodfather
09-30-2005, 07:39 AM
Overall, cool season grasses like fescue and bluegrass stripe the best IMO.

Az Gardener
09-30-2005, 09:44 AM
What if you are not using a rider? Can you just drag the chains by hand on smaller lawns? No one here stripes, it would be a nice option for my clients.

KathysLGC
09-30-2005, 10:05 AM
What if you are not using a rider? Can you just drag the chains by hand on smaller lawns? No one here stripes, it would be a nice option for my clients.

If your using a walkbehind mower you can still attach a stripe kit to it.

wowlawncare
09-30-2005, 09:27 PM
You can fashon any type of striper for almost every mower. They even make em for push mowers. There is many sites that sell aftermarket stripers. What mower do you use?

waffletown20
09-30-2005, 10:09 PM
Striping has to do a lot with the sun's position. It's neat because they look one way when the sun's rising and another way when the sun sets. Cool season grasses stripe the best.