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leadfists
09-12-2008, 09:29 AM
a client wants me to stripe HAPPY 18 in the middle of his lawn he says he layed it out with flags for my 60" but im not sure if it will turn out well has anyone tried this?

fatjack
09-12-2008, 09:40 AM
It's tough to get it all readable; for example, any letter or number that has a circle shape in it will have one side of the circle dark (mowed towards you) and the other side light (mowed away from you). In the message he's requesting the "P"s and the "8" will be like this. You don't really need to mow to make a stripe, you can do it with a roller; I'd maybe consider doing this one by hand.
FJ

MJS
09-12-2008, 09:54 AM
When doing a pattern or words like that, it helps to stop every so often, and stand back and look at it to make sure it's alright. The best situation would be if you had a deck, or even a ladder going up to the customer's roof to view your artwork - it's amazing how off a design can get when you can only see it at ground level.

whoopassonthebluegrass
09-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Just lower the blades for that section. That way it'll stand out regardless of direction mowed.

Baseballer1100
09-12-2008, 01:06 PM
If i were you. I would use the back of a broom or the back of a rake. I wouldn't use a mower regardless its not going to look good. If he wants something like that i would suggest athletic field spray paint or lowering the deck like already mentioned and try cutting it out but whether that will be aesthetically pleasing is questionable.

mowerbrad
09-12-2008, 03:58 PM
When I did the american flag in my lawn on the 4th of july I used a back of rake and a very stiff broom. I also watered the area to make the stripes really stand out. This is something you really should do by hand if you want it to look good. For me to do the one star (about 25 feet across) and the section around it took about 2.5 hours.

Green Team Landscaping
09-12-2008, 04:19 PM
When I did the american flag in my lawn on the 4th of july I used a back of rake and a very stiff broom. I also watered the area to make the stripes really stand out. This is something you really should do by hand if you want it to look good. For me to do the one star (about 25 feet across) and the section around it took about 2.5 hours.
pics please?

mowerbrad
09-12-2008, 06:07 PM
pics please?

Here's the link to the tread that has a couple of pictures. I think they are on the 2nd or 3rd page? http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=237344

Green Team Landscaping
09-12-2008, 06:21 PM
Here's the link to the tread that has a couple of pictures. I think they are on the 2nd or 3rd page? http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=237344
looks great. thanks

leadfists
09-12-2008, 06:47 PM
ill try the rake idea and how much would u charge an hour for this