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Old 12-31-2012, 03:10 AM
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Stripes Are For Zebras

Do you personally like them? Some of my customers do. Others detest their lawn looking like a checker board. They want the look of a sprawling and solid palette of green. They think it less busy, and more relaxing and pleasing to look at.

What are your personal feelings on it, and what do your customers prefer?
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:51 AM
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Hate the look of striping. The worst eyesore created around here is when for the final mow of the season the deck is dropped much too low along with striping.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:11 AM
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I personally like it, but don't strive for it. It just happens
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:12 AM
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In some grasses you have no choice but to stripe. On our northern grasses you can see every move made by the mower. So picture what mowing in circles or just random lines across a lawn would look like!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:14 AM
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I like striping. Some of my customers prefer it but most don't care one way or the other. Here's my lawn last spring.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:48 PM
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I like striping. Some of my customers prefer it but most don't care one way or the other. Here's my lawn last spring.

This is why I like it. If you look at all the other yards in that picture it makes Richard's yard stand out.

Down here it's rare to see people stripe mainly b/c the grass. I like stripes because it makes the yard stand out and make it unique.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM
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I like striping. Some of my customers prefer it but most don't care one way or the other. Here's my lawn last spring.

Hey, stipes looks great!

Can't recall where I saw a picture of it... If you ever have extra time on your hands and wish to challenge yourself, have the stripes radiate out from the pole.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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Hey, stipes looks great!

Can't recall where I saw a picture of it... If you ever have extra time on your hands and wish to challenge yourself, have the stripes radiate out from the pole.
Did you see his pics somewhere on the net? He could be in better homes & gardens and not even know it...
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:01 PM
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I realize if one is mowing in turf that doesn't stripe (well) that this is a non-issue...
So if one mows concentrically in racetrack fashion...how do you then drive out of the middle w/o leaving an unsightly stripe that would essentially go against the visual grain and would therefore appear out-of-pattern? This is akin to someone putting down a nice stripe...then cutting across the lawn instead of driving around the periphery.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:35 AM
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No such thing as striping in Florida and people don't ask for it. It's like bagging and Buddha, doesn't exist.
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