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Old 01-01-2013, 05:34 PM
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do you have a striping kit? i cut centipede and it doesn't stripe at all here.

noone here cares much about their yards. they prefer they go dormant so they don't have to pay for lawncare or cut it themselves.

i was saying your yard looked like a football field which is a compliment.

i always cut back and forth in straight lines but the stripes never show. just tire marks which only last a few days and then disappear.
I use a Big League Lawns roller. Here's a Centipede lawn that I used to do. It would hold the stripes until the next time I cut the grass. The lawn gets a little thin over towards the right side so the stripes aren't as well pronounced there.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:46 PM
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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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Now you know we can stripe Bermuda or Zoysia if the customer pays the REEL price.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:40 PM
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Now you know we can stripe Bermuda or Zoysia if the customer pays the REEL price.
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For sure, but if we start talking about that, the walker zombies are going to come out of the woodwork.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM
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i prefer stripes because i feel it makes a yard appear more professional
Yeah, anyone can just cut in circles.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:19 PM
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you can cut striaght lines without making stripes lol....it is possible....i do it all the time.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 PM
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:55 PM
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When you go in the same tracks in certain types of grass it lays the grass over and causes ruts in the turf. I could take a rake to a lot of guys yards and rake up 2 feet of uncut grass. I usually go all different sets of tracks or sometimes opposite tracks (head down a green stripe not a white stripe) to stand the grass up. It just depends on the yard and type of grass. There is all different types of grass in this country. But the people around here are fascinated with destroying lawns by going in the same tracks for years and years. When I get these yards they are rougher that heck.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:49 AM
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I agree changing directions and switching the patteren from light to dark is a must, sometimes its a pain if the yard is rectangular and you have to go the short way across, but it all works out in the end, may take 10-15% longer and same with diagnoal, I also try to offset the lines, so they tires aren't in the same spot week to week, found that all this stuff helps but sometimes rutting is inevitable. Im not sure how to cut without striping, the mower just kinda does it, not all mowers but most to some extent. Also wondering what height you all cut at, the longer the cut the more visible the stripes usually are, I know it varies with different kinds of turf.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:13 PM
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I have 4 patterns I use on almost all my lawns.

horizontal, vertical and 2 diagonals.

never thought about alternating the light/dark stripes. might have to try that this season.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:01 PM
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Wont help rutting but is better for the grass so it isn't always laying the same way. I also like the people that mentioned a pure green lawn(sea of green) buts its almost imposible not to leave some kind of lines from the tires, but offsetting helps a lot, sometimes you can feel where the ruts are, but they aren't always visible, to the untrained eye.
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