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Old 01-05-2013, 02:42 PM
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It's always nice to change directions...
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:05 PM
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It's always nice to change directions...
Man, who wouldn't love that? I switch directions every week. No rutting and a nice pattern shows up.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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It's not easy to stay that straight on a lawn like that...nice job!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:09 PM
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I switch it up wherever possible-but some properties dictate I use the same pattern, like this 3 tiered front that slopes on the side as well, with a walk down the center.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:50 PM
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I know when mulching it makes a mess on hard surfaces, so in that case I would try to stay off of them,especially when you turn off the blades and all the crap under the deck falls down and gargles out the sides, yeah thats a mess, but otherwise it just looks nicer if you lines go to the end. I dont think your bigger blower will help much I have on and sometimes the stuff is just stuck/painted on. I agree on the tires to an extent, Im sure it contibutes to the wear, but so long as you not doing burn outs, and wheelies it shouldnt make too much off a difference.
I prefer a spotless sidewalk/driveway vs my stripes going to the end.

the only time my tires touch the concrete is when I'm going to or from the trailer or crossing from one section of turf to another.

the stuck on clippings and grass stains aren't worth making the stripes go to the end. at least not to me.

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I switch it up wherever possible-but some properties dictate I use the same pattern, like this 3 tiered front that slopes on the side as well, with a walk down the center.
I would call that the vertical pattern from looking at the house from the street. so couldn't you also do the horizontal pattern.

I can see why no diagonal pattern would be used but I would think you could use the horizontal pattern.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:03 PM
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Concrete, what's that? It's much less of an issue here because there's very little concrete used, asphalt instead. Exposed concrete surfaces do poorly in our climate.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:07 PM
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all I have is concrete. rarely is asphalt used for driveways and I've never seen a asphalt sidewalk and most everyone has a sidewalk.

grass clippings stick like a beotch to concrete if you run over them with your tires.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:19 PM
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Man, who wouldn't love that? I switch directions every week. No rutting and a nice pattern shows up.
That property is probably the hardest lawn I maintain. Any error is easily noticed...
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
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yup, the wide-open larger spaces are the trickiest.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:21 PM
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I hate to critic, but didnt anyine notice the huge scalps and high spots on Groomer's picture (the one with the 3 tiered lawn), ouch. Its tough when the lawn slopes up so quickly, sometimes I'll go sideways on those slopes and then go over it again kind of hovering to make the lines but not really cutting, because its already cut and try not to scalp, other than that looks good.
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