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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 PM
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How does one get that carpet look?

I can't help but notice some lawns that look like the lawn is a plush carpet, 100% free of ANY TIRE MARKS???

They look incredible!!! But they can't be done with a zero turn, not even a hint of a tire mark... So do they mower and then vacuum the lawn to get rid of the tire marks???
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:02 PM
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Well like anything else you have different types of grasses. Then you have different cutting heights. Im not the expert but im sure someone will chime in.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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I'm not an expert but pro sports teams use helicopters to "fluff" the grass. A little out of my price range but I've seen companies use backpack blowers after mowing.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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It all depends on the type of grass, cut height, mower, and stripe kit and most important thing of all the operator!
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:15 PM
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Lots of suction from the mower! High lift blades help a lot as well. You'll still have stripes in the lawn but only green living thing that wont stripe up north is weeds.

Many factors arise to give you that carpet look, but the grass type plays a huge part in it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:16 PM
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Reel mowers tend not to leave wheel marks and if you cut unidirectional it will stripe in one direction. A hover mower is another option. SA doesn't stripe well anyway so wheel marks are gone in a day anyways.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:25 PM
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I find a front drive mower with high left blades are best at leaving fewer marks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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I'm with u Patriot. SA doesn't stripe well. Now my walker cuts SA like a carpet.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:08 PM
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owner make us use a 60" gravely ZTR with the deck height pin removed.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:49 PM
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I firmly believe it has more to do with having a healthy lawn and irrigation. healthy grass will recover quickly after mowing.
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