View Full Version : Call me dumb, but a legitimate question:

11-21-2004, 06:57 PM
Im new to the business. Mower Im using (for now) Dixon 42" zero turn. My question:

I see so many yards (open space) that have criss-cross patterns from the way someone cut it. How do you go about doing this correctly?

Edit: Pattern 1 and 2 are in the same cut, not differnet ones.

Wouldnt you technically be mowing the yard twice?


11-21-2004, 07:08 PM
Thats not a dumb question thats a good question I would like to know the answer to that one my self?

11-21-2004, 07:14 PM
That's call stripping.

11-21-2004, 07:19 PM
Is there a how to?

Also, I found and attachment for push mowers but what about zero-turn riders?


11-21-2004, 07:22 PM
Yes they make them for ZTR's. Use the search function and you will get a lot of information on this subject.

11-22-2004, 12:50 PM
typically you do one direction each week. the previous week's stripes are still visible week to week, and sometimes gives the impression of the criss cross. you can also do both directions in one week, but then yes you are cutting it twice then.

11-22-2004, 05:49 PM
Yes, they might have cut the lawn twice in different directions, or you could be seeing opposing patterns from the past two weeks. Some mowers 'stripe' better than others, many of them you can buy a separate striping kit for. Also, the striping effect differs from grass type to grass type.

11-23-2004, 12:28 AM
Hoolie hit the nail right on the head

11-23-2004, 10:11 AM
When I try to do the checkers, like they said I usually just go the opposite way I did last week. I find it to be good for the lawn to switch it up because when you keep mowing it in the same direction you get ruts and stuff like that.