I've been trying to stripe

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DJ Contracting, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well her are my poor looking stripes, maybe by next year i'll have it down.

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  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would be perfectly pleased with those stripes! The first 4 pics the grass dosn't appear to be fertilized much, or at all. the darker green and more "lush" the grass is, the better it tends to show the stripe.

    I'll ask the question first... What mower are you running? stripe kit? what kind of blades? HaHa, beat someone else to it!
     
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks and your wright the first four are from an account that does not fertilize.
     
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry i missed the second part. I have a Gravely 2148 XL with a factory blades and a factory stripe kit that attaches to the rear of the deck.
     
  5. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    what height are you cutting at? longer grass tends to stripe better.
     
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    3" on all accounts
     
  7. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    i cut at 3.5" on almost every account. seems to lay over a little better
     
  8. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had to take some pictures of my own yard. I cut mine at 3 1/2 and if i do say so myself it looks good, seeing how i never had to fertilize it. Heres why i have not fertilize for the last two years. A Fertilizing Co. has fertilized my yard for free seeing how they keep getting the wrong address, they hang a bill on my door, and i take to my neighbor.

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  9. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    You did a great job in all the pics.
     
  10. waffletown20

    waffletown20 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 100

    If you want deeper stripes, try lowering the flap on the back of the deck as low as possible.
     

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