checkers?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by apluslawn, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
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    I want to know how people make checkers in their lawn Ihave tried before but did not get great results. will someoneplease explain the method for this. *ps* I have a stripe kit on my wb.
     
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    What type of grass are you trying to stripe? All you have to do is go one direction one week and go another direction the second week, keep alternating the directions.
     
  3. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
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    I am cutting mostly fescue and bermuda. bermuda doesnt stripe too well.
     
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where are you in Nashville?
     
  5. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
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    i live and do most work in
    hendersonville and goodletsville
     
  6. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Like NCSU said go one way one week and the opposite the next. If you want checkers the same day just double cut it using the above method...but you better be getting paid plenty extra for it.
     
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
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    checkers like this?

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  8. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
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    I mow the same way 2 weeks then alternate directions from then on.
     
  9. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Works best on cool season grasses I.E. tall fescue, and a striping kit wouldn't hurt. Different directions as stated in previous responses.
     
  10. R&K Ent.

    R&K Ent. LawnSite Member
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    You have to mow in EXACTLY the same tracks as the last time mowed(rotating directions each mow). If you get off of the line then you will have to go the other 2 directions(to make either X's or square's). until you can't see the other lines anymore.
     

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