Mowing direction????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by davislawncare, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. davislawncare

    davislawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I have an Lazer Z Hp and I maintain about 25 accounts. I was wondering what you guys use to vary the mowing pattern on your properties. I have several accounts that can only be mowed one certain way due to the landscape but I try my best not to mow on the same path. I know golf courses use a clock as there pattern but what do you guys use? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    I change patterns every week. I cut on a bias one week then change to a different angle the next week. Then perpendicular to the street on another week. Some areas can only be mowed in one direction so in those areas I move the the mower over slightly each week to get the tire tracks in a different location. You have to experiment with different techniques to keep the rutting to a minimum.
     

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