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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chris Wagner, Jul 2, 2004.
We're having an outdoor concert in the courtyard below... thought you might appreciate our work...
whoa thats awsome!!! how'd ya get the damn star soooo uniform?
Absolutley beautiful. God Bless America
We staked off at each point and the inside angles for the star and used string to give us the template.
Our patriotic concert is July 3, so I had to have it all done for Friday morning as tents, staging, etc. will be assembled. It's getting stepped on as I write.
All told, it took about 3-4 weeks to lay it in to get that defined pattern. No roller... just cut with a JD LT155 lawn tractor. The star was also cut with the LT155 in the correct direction... I did that first and then fixed up the angles going the "light" way. Finally, I turned a garden rake on its backside and with some water on the blades of grass (after mowing), I fine tuned the points.
It sounds like a lot of work, but it wasn't too much more than regular mowing once the angles and template was formed.
I wanted to lay a flag down, but I thought it might be a sign of disrespect to have people walking on an American Flag... even if it was in the grass.
It's so much fun to see your work and step back and say, "wow, that really looks cool!" That's why I like this job so much!
Happy 4th to you all!! Enjoy freedom!!
(One last pic from ground level.)
Nice work , Chris. Dave Mellor would be proud! God Bless the USA!!Have a safe and happy fourth!!<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_14_7.gif' border=0></a>
That is absolutely the most wonderful thing I've ever seen done with turf!!!! God bless you and our fellow Americans on this holiday!!!
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Independence Day to all!