Do you guys mow diagonals, or is is too time consuming?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zo6, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Pretty cool way to VARY the mowing pattern while laying down some stripes. Gotta think in 3D to do this well when there's hills and elevation changes...which further breaks up the monotony.

    Circle track mowing has its place when wet &/or TALL conditions warrant it.
     
  2. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    really?? Ive never seen anyone mow in squares or circles around here
     
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Guessing you bag everything? I side-discharge everything here...and tall and/or wet lawns are made easier by not recutting the clippings.
     
  4. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    the best green machines out there(not john junk)
     
  5. zo6

    zo6 LawnSite Senior Member
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    noooooo way, lol i side discharge everything as well.. Bagging is just crazy, imo, and trying to mulch here would be just plain ignorant..lol
     
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    NJ, huh? Cutting much Blue Grass there? I've been meaning to start a thread about my least favorite grass...and I'd vote for Blue Grass. I cut tall (3.5"-4") due to our regional climate...and Blue Grass seems to need to be cut shorter (AND BAGGED) to really look its best I think. While I only have 2 'true' BG lawns...I'm not as satisfied with how they look after cutting/side-discharging compared to our more usual Fescue lawns.

    I think the REAL problem with BG is how thick it is...therefore it can't absorb clippings as well as fescue when side-discharging. Granted, BG will repair itself in the Spring/Fall. But, our usual hot/HUMID/dry Summer's here are usually BRUTAL to the point of early BG dormancy...though it always comes back nicely in the Fall.
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I discharge to the outside under those same conditions. When the grass get so thick that it starts making it difficult to keep recutting the clippings, I start going roundy round.
     
  8. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    see i'm just the opposite. I like kentucky blue grass. one of my lawns has some of it on the street side of the sidewalk. its about 100" path and I can buzz over it with my cheetah set at 4.25" and it looks like a short cut but it comes out thick, but discharges well with the gator g6 blades and the 34hp kohler on my scag cheetah, its stands up nice even that tall. where as the rest of the lawn would look much better if it was cut at 3.50" or 3.25" but I'm not changing heights on a lawn.
     
  9. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
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    I'd rather cut in 3 different ways and have it take a few more minutes. Then to have ruts from going the same way all the time and the yard not look smooth.
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Im glad Im not only one that mows different ways to keep a lawn smooth
     

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