Striping Floratam

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by tjlco, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wooohooo we got our own section:clapping:...now wondering if any of you attempt striping floratam like the northern guys. We don't as most of my clients have very small yards, but just curious
     
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    You will never get any st. Augustine to stripe like the northern grasses, it just does not lay down the same
     
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Closest I ever get is first thing the morning and the tires make marks in the dew.
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  4. CHUCK'SLAWN

    CHUCK'SLAWN LawnSite Member
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    Can not be done!
     
  5. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can get faint stripes & I have actually had a few customers comment on it. For the most part though people could care less, they just want their grass cut & to look good.
     
  6. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you want stripes use bermuda or zoysia. The only good thing about st augustine is that it is tough enough to bounce back and can be cut without leaving stripe patterns. Centipede does not really stripe either. I do think grass looks better without the striping silliness.
     
  7. GBSAUTO

    GBSAUTO LawnSite Member
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    I have to disagree on this to a point.. You can stripe St.Augustine grass.. I built a striper a few years ago on my ZTR and it did pretty good..BUT... The yard was a 1/2 acre and I was cutting it a 6".. It showed the stripe pretty and lasted a couple days.. If I can find the picture, Ill post it..
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's the problem here. Fools cut St Aug at 2" and Bermuda at 4".
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  9. GBSAUTO

    GBSAUTO LawnSite Member
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    Heres a side yard I was able to stripe a couple years ago. With a roller attached to the rear of the deck.

    This yard was cut at 4.5 inches..

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  10. Yeee gad man!
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