This is my second season for the lawn at my new house. I'm cutting it with a 7 blade Tru-Cut reel mower. I'm going to try to keep the lawn 3/4" to 1" this whole season to thicken it up real well. I have found a roller striper on the web for around $60, but if it's not going to work, I'd just as soon not throw that much money away. My question is, how successful can I expect to be? Will I be able to get visible stripes? The roller will end up weighing around 30 lbs. when it's done. Will I have better luck if I raise the cutting height a bit? The lawn is common bermuda, and I'm in Atlanta, GA. I water and fertilize etc. regularly, so that part is covered. Anyone have any luck doing this in my situation?