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Old 03-03-2015, 09:34 PM
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Question for southern grass guys

So I was just wondering because warm climate grass doesn't stripe so well, do you guys still do the back and forth pattern when mowing, or circles, or what's the deal? I honestly don't know just trying to further my knowledge because all the grass in the north stripes very well, and I guess I've never been to much farther south than Tennessee
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:46 PM
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It dont stripe and I rotate my cut patterns...
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:55 PM
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Back and forth. It seems quicker.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:01 PM
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Back and forth... Changing cut patterns week to week to avoid rutting
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:39 PM
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Back and forth... Changing cut patterns week to week to avoid rutting
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Same here for me.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:50 PM
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The pattern here is really dictated by the grass clippings. Small yards and everyone has to side discharge because of the growth. I would say 1 in ten guys actually change patterns to avoid long term ruts but some yards there is only one way to cut them or you'd have to push mow. The pricing on the majority of the residential lawns simply don't pay enough or care to have any special mowing. Cheap Cheap Cheap 99% of the people that call their first concern is how much.
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:51 PM
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you mow it the same way. you just don't see the stripes as well. you can see the tire marks though so it still sortof looks like stripes so keep those lines straight
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:58 PM
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I have always felt guilty when on LS looking at all the purdy stripes on that yankee grass lol. I try to rotate my pattern every time and it doesn't really stripe much, but I also don't have any of the accessories to aide in striping.
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Fastest way to mow is CW starting on outside ending at middle with mulching mowers.
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Fastest way to mow is CW starting on outside ending at middle with mulching mowers.
By far the fastest. You don't have to slow down as much to make a 90. You really have to slow down to make a 180 and not hurt the turf. I don't do it on every job but the cheaper ones I always do.
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