mowing techniques

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by eXmatt629, Jun 5, 2000.

  1. eXmatt629

    eXmatt629 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 7

    I have a 48" mower and was wondering what the secret was to create the perfect baseball outfield cut without having to cut twice to get the tapered look. Any suggestions on styles that have worked for you and doesn't sacrifice to much time.
     
  2. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    try the mowing forum
     
  3. kenneybros

    kenneybros LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    Ya the commercial lawn care forum would have gotten you more replys but as far as the baseball diamond effect, its next to impossible, they cut the grass 2x a week in the 2 different directions, fertilize once a month. I would say if you want to come close to the look, mow on an angle! I have one customer that absolutly loves the look of it when it is cut on an angle.
     
  4. eXmatt629

    eXmatt629 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 7

    Thanks alot guys! that's what i figured you would have to do to get that effect. I will definetely go to angle cutting and change directions every 1-2 treatments maybe it will get somewhat tapered. Thanks again!!!
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    eXmatt629, If you go to my Website, I have a page on stripping lawns, including 2 picture links showing me mowing. You can get there by clicking on my signiture.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
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    exmatt- baseball feilds also roll there fields that gives it an look<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: columbiaplower
     
  7. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
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    exmatt- baseball feilds also roll there fields that gives it an great look
     
  8. eXmatt629

    eXmatt629 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 7

    Eric ELM-<br>Thanks alot for the pictures. I will certainly go to trying to accomplish that look. Thats a pretty brilliant job. definitely holds up to the Name.(Picture Perfect.)Thanks again!
     
  9. mattingly

    mattingly LawnSite Member
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    The real deal baseball fields put tons of time and work into their fields. They have these fancy reel mowers and they double cut the field before each game. Just do like Eric does and cut it one way one week and the other way the next week. It will suffice for what you probably need it for.<p>----------<br>Integrated Landscape Solutions<br>Lexington, KY
     
  10. eXmatt629

    eXmatt629 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 7

    Thanks alot guys:<br>little green guy<br>kennybros<br>columbiaplower<br>mattingly
     

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