View Full Version : stripes '04

08-14-2004, 09:09 PM
heres a picture of my best account. not sure if the picture will post bc i have never done this before.

Gilla Gorilla
08-14-2004, 09:12 PM
Nice stipes but what the hell are those white things in the left hand corner. Was it something on your camera lens or on the turf???

08-14-2004, 09:15 PM
picture was taken on tuesday last week. gets mowed every 5- 7 days and the lawn is heavily irrigated. height of cut is usually between 4 and 4.5. heres what most of the lawn looked like when we started servicing the account this year.

08-14-2004, 09:16 PM
not sure about the white things. was wondering the same thing. im pretty sure it isnt in the turf tho.

08-14-2004, 09:23 PM

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08-14-2004, 09:26 PM
That building looks familiar, where is it at?

08-14-2004, 09:47 PM
statman. the property is in morenci, michigan.

08-15-2004, 12:41 AM
jonnyg, are those stripes coming from your Lazer Z? If so, do you have a striping kit?

Fescue Farmer
08-15-2004, 01:08 AM
This yard was phenomenal until brown patch struck!

08-15-2004, 01:26 AM
looks like a big green heart!

08-15-2004, 01:35 AM
Man, You all want to see some nice stripes? Last week at the
Brickyard 400, Their lawn crew did an awesome job with the stripes on the racetrack. I swear one of the guys on the crew had to have seen Fescue Farmers thread on Bent Stripes. Keep up the good work.

08-15-2004, 10:49 PM
clc2003 the stripes were made by my lazer z. no striping kit tho. thinking about getting one on the next mower i buy. it seems to still stripe pretty well just stay in the same tracks for the most part.

08-16-2004, 12:09 AM
Here are some zoysia stripes. The cutting height is much shorther than I personally would choose to cut the turf. However it is what the homeowner insists on.

It is cut with my 60" super z, which has no striping kit.

08-16-2004, 12:17 AM
and some fescue stripes with the same machine. 2.75" cutting height. Again, would be cut taller if my opinions mattered to the customer.

also, the spots on the turf in the pictures are just the results of taking the pics on my phone. The turf isn't thinned out, but the light reflecting off the grass at certain angles makes it look like there are a lot of deadspots in the turf when I take the pictures on my phone.

08-16-2004, 12:18 AM
one more pic of the fescue property

Fescue Farmer
08-16-2004, 12:35 AM
Opposing Arcs - yeehaw....:)

Expert Lawns
08-16-2004, 02:55 PM
a few of my favorite lawn......

Nice work fescue, love the latest pic.

Expert Lawns
08-16-2004, 03:08 PM
gotta love the open mowing..........

Expert Lawns
08-16-2004, 03:19 PM
last one..........................

09-25-2004, 09:23 AM
Expert Lawns those stripes are awesome whish i could get them that nice. Just thought i would add a picture of one of my favorite accounts.

Mico Landscaping design
09-25-2004, 09:35 PM
lookin good nice stripes..... exmark's ztr's stripe so good with out stripe kit... thought of getting one for the new one :blush:

09-30-2004, 09:48 AM
Great looking stripes. How do you guys mow, as far as north to south first cut followed by east to west second cut, or do you mow the same everytime. I have heard that mowing the same direction is not good because it will cause tracks to form where the wheels runs.What are your methods for getting such great looking stripes? Thanks JB

09-30-2004, 07:58 PM
Ya i mow north to south and the next week i usually mow on a diagonal instead of east west. Thats just how i like to mow. My stripes are from sharp high lift blades and a pro slide. The pro slide really does the job well laying the grass down for that nice stripe.

10-13-2004, 03:00 PM
I have tall fescue. My problem is that the stripes are very faint. I am using a big league rollong kit, which i have used on my front yard and works great. The problem that i have is that in the back yard the grass does not tend to grow up. it seems to grow side ways in some areas making it difficult to se stripes well. This lawn was put down at the same time as my front. I am not sure exactly why the growth is different. I am cutting at 3 1/2 inch height with a 1/4 front pitch. What are some things that i can do to help stripe. I cut south to north and on the second mow i cut angled to not keep the same tracks. I have noticed that on the south to north cut, striping is much more noticable. On the angled cut no striping is apparent. Should i continue to cut south to north varying my tracks by 5 inches or so, or should i continue cut angled every other time? Please help this is very frustrating. I know i have the correct lawn for striping, but obviously i am doing something wrong. Your inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks J.B.

Expert Lawns
10-13-2004, 04:10 PM
I like to double cut when I have the time, it defines the stripes and allows you to cross-cut or lay diamonds. I usually angle my stripes so that they can be seen....pointing towards a busy road, towards their house, or towards the neighbors house (free advertising...the more people that see them the better). Just be sure to switch it up enough so you don't leave ruts

10-13-2004, 05:27 PM
Will striping actualy train the grass to grow a certain way? If i keep up two patterns, will they be more and more pronounced as i do them?

Team Gopher
10-13-2004, 05:36 PM
Great stripes!

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10-13-2004, 05:46 PM
i always double-cut lawns. for the 2nd time, i follow the same passes, but i move the tires slightly, so you a pushing down on the edge of the previous wheel rut. when you spread the mower out like that, it makes it so there are no wheel ruts at all. :)