Extra for striping?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B&D Lawn Care, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you guys charge an extra service for striping or do you just do it all the time?
     
  2. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
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    no, not an extra just something we do.
     
  3. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wasn't sure. Kinda thinking some may use it as like a decorative charge or something.
     
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most mowers will leave a "natural" stripe. Also, it depends on the type of grass the homeowner has. :usflag:
     
  5. E-Z Green

    E-Z Green LawnSite Member
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    I used that name B&D Lawn Care last year, LOL

    now E-Z Green
     
  6. E-Z Green

    E-Z Green LawnSite Member
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    sorry, actually it was B&D Lawns
     
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    No, I don't charge extra. I don't see why you would need to because the mowers do it already, like someone said, plus I don't have to change the way I mow in order to stripe.
     
  8. B&D Lawn Care

    B&D Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not much for originallity here. I just took mine and the ol' lady's initials and voila.
    As far as the natural stripe, yeah my Exmark leaves a pretty good one but I was kinda thinking of adding a lil something. Do ya'll ever get any extra business from making someone's yard stand out w/ stripes?
     
  9. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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    that's a good question.

    I thought about it, and wondered if the extra equipment cost, plus maintenence, plus whether the rollers would be a nusance or be a trailer issue, etc... (more moving parts) if I would actually get more business? I don't think so. But it might be fun to have my stripes look even better.

    Mike
     
  10. beautifullawns

    beautifullawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    A lot of people around here don't stripe. I use it as a selling technique. It dresses up a house and most people like it more than just cut grass.
     

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