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Soccer Field Stripes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Snyder's Lawn Inc, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    Turf Fescue
    Used a 60'' DC cut it at 1 3/4 I was amazed how well the stripes showed up that short
    I hate mowing that short But that is what they want. So the ball will roll fast

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  2. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

    Looks nice.
    I mow some things similar. One is a practice football field. Once they start practicing in the late summer, they trample the piss out of the grass with their cleats.
     
  3. mach14604

    mach14604 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 231

    I mow a high school soccer field here in Ohio. I mow at 2.75. Makes me nervous. Soccer is so hard on a field. Its beat by seasons end.
     
  4. eagle628

    eagle628 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I mow one at 2.5, and it's beat *now*, I'm barely cutting anything any more, just dumping dead grass from the bags. At least it still looks pretty striped.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    With boys they want short but when girls play in spring time They like it 2.5 tall

    I cut 1-2'' off each week You kinda see foot tracks from my pic before looks realy bad
    They put water to it and I put alot Fertilizer and lots of Iron I keep it spike alot
    I never bag it either
     
  6. slc12345

    slc12345 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Here is one we do in Connecticut we cut it at 1 3/4" three times per week.

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  7. slc12345

    slc12345 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    This is another of the stripes

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  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,715

    Stripes look good. We have one field they play field hockey on. Same grass you have, turf fecue with a little bit of bluegrass, they wanted it cut to
    1 1/4". I said how about we try two inch first and go from there....
     
  9. slc12345

    slc12345 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    We have a few field hockey fields also they are cut at 1 1/2". They keep pumping the water on them and we keep cutting them 3 times a week. That is what they want for the girls so the ball doesnt get stuck in the grass. We do the varsity fields with a 80" Reel Mower. Tried it with the Exmark and just could not get it low enough.
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    See you have goal problems to Here We re sod it after each seaon and Slit seed h3ll out of it on the rest of the field
    But that going be thing of the pass They installed turf on the football field and playing more on it I say come next year I'll loose the treatments on the grass soccer field
     

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