Homeowner stripes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffyr, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check this out---guess the guy couldn't stripe with his mower, so he did a bad job fertilizing for stripes that last at least a month !


  2. BobS

    BobS LawnSite Member
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    ...one of the newer Simplicity Lawn Tractors. They come with Striping Rollers across the full width of the deck's backside.

    I own a new Regent. Stripes for sure. Shows best if you are sober. Very unforgiving otherwise.

    I've seen commercial rigs with chain gangs trailing on the turf to bend the grass, but I wonder if this bruises the grass, turning if dull or even brown in hot weather?

    bob (near Vancouver, WA)
  3. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Do you cut this lawn? Just stay on the white part! You might have to use 2 different mowers just for the back yard. lol
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    BobS, if you want to see the damage those chain striping kits do, click on the blinking gif below and click on lawn Pictures. :)
  5. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is one that I drive by.....and keep going. I did have a customer a couple years ago that did this though. I fertilized from then on after his wife saw it though.

  6. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
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    Thats funny looking,,
    Cant help but saying it looks like the inside of a bowling alley:)
  7. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Know Eric ,,,

    We all know that you have a biased opinion on this subject!!! :D

    J/K - Couldnt resist :)

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Got to love those drop spreders,
    What a nice job they do.:blob1:
  9. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    I see they still are for sale at hardware stores. Who in their right mind would purchase one? I have seen many yards with the "drop spreader" stripes this year. There are a few yards that have yet to be mowed also!

    Its fun to be critical when you are correct:)

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