Lawn Cut Pattern

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PrecisionLandService, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. PrecisionLandService

    PrecisionLandService LawnSite Member
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    Whats the trick to getting a nice looking angle pattern going on a lawn....... If u dont get the right angles it doesnt look as nice... Also, is there any ways to make the cut patttern stand out more?
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    To begin with, it helps to have a nice lawn (thick and lush).

    Another issue is type of grass. Some grasses stripe better than others. I might be wrong, but I think cool season grasses (Kentucky Blue, Fescues, etc.) stripe better than a Warm Season grass like St. Augustine or Bermuda.

    Next issue is the size of the prop and how it's shaped.

    Lastly, as for patterns, either run at 180, 90, or 45 degree mowing pattern to get the results you like best.
     
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure the angle, but this is what I do. This is tall fescue/Kentucky blue grass mix (Cool season)

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  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Prop like that pj looks nice with a 45 pattern on it...real nice if ya wanna double back the opposite way too a second time.
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We alternate weekly if yard enables us too. Some are sloped so bad we must go side to side only.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slopes in Indiana PJ? Hell I thought Indiana was like Kansas...LOL...J/K too
     
  7. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    What's wrong with Kansas rodfather?
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nothing...just flat for the most part. It was just a joke btw. In fact, you have one of the greatest R&R bands of all time to come from where you live in Overland Park...Kansas.

    Damn do I miss them (they might be a little head of your time though).
     
  9. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    like their song, they are dust in the wind ;) ok, boo me now, that was bad!
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really...btw, don't give up your day job...LOL
     

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