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importance of stripes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassFearsMe, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    i get a kick out of the thought people put into the stripes their mowers leave. buying extra parts for their mowers and whatnot. i have tested the theory that a lawn with perfect stripes pleases the customer on quite nice properties, and frankly they dont really care. i have done figure 8's and circles on lawns and i did that whole mind mezmorizing box. As hard as i used to try to make straight lines in the lawns, curved lines is what i usually end up with cuz the speed is more important to me, its not that important. anyways thats just what i think.:dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    then I guess it is a great thing that your customers don't give a whitt what their lawns look like when you are done........

    GEO :laugh:
  3. extoro

    extoro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    I really don't like a striped yard. I'd rather my yard have a smooth carpet look. Different strokes, different folks
  4. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    Mine couldn't care less about stripes or anything as long as it is shorter when im done than when I started....
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    yup, thats what I've seen myself.
  6. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    I disagree. Striping distributes the clippings better, and in my opinion, is easier to mow. If you do it for a while, and get to know your machine, the lines will become laser sharp. I personally like the satisfaction of leaving a nicely striped yard. I am not just in it for the money, neither. In my opinion, people do notice. But not enough to tell you "Wow!! I like how you do those lines!!!". Most people are happy, but just don't say anything. And I don't expect them to say anything.
  7. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    And how could you not notice the striping on the field during a ballgame.
  8. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    Im not saying I dont stripe. I myself like how they look and I try do them as long as im not super cramped for time, But unless the grass is pretty good and will show them decently I dont waste my time....
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Customers do notice.
    Some like it, some don't, and some are puzzled by them.

    In any event, it does take a lot more time and effort though.
    No question about that at all.
  10. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    Not a whole lot of extra time for me, It's actually second nature.. If it's an account of mine you will know it long after the truck and trailer are gone!!!

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