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striping ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ACUTABOVETHEREST, Feb 8, 2007.


    from Indiana
    Posts: 1

    Ok, I have been in business for a little over a year now. My question to you guys is: Do you try to stripe everything you mow? I like the look of the striped effect, but some properties you just can't do it. Do customers prefer the striped look? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance. Mike
  2. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    not all of mine want the stripes. my one commercial account, the guy i made the contract with, asks why do i cross up the pattern if it takes longer...the yard is wide and narrow...about 8 swipes with big mower from left to right....more if i cross it up...thanks
  3. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    i strip everything i mow, cant help it, my mower lays down nice stripes without trying, just happens...

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    honestly laying stripes is the best way to cut a lawn. I normally have 4 different patterns i use that way the lawn never develops ruts.
  5. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    We stripe everything. Not always the customers who comment, I get a lot of people who know where we mow, they see me at the gas station or store and tell me how nice so & so's house looks. Like daveintoledo says... "cant help it"
  6. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    some people like them but if the yard is to small...well try your best!
  7. jpicciu

    jpicciu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Never had a complaint. I feel striping is the way to go. I think its easier, and obviously it looks better. But you may find the occasional person who think it looks bad. But unless otherwise specified, get your stripe on.
  8. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Depends on grass types down here. Fescue and Zoysia stripe nicely. It is pointless on bermuda unless you burn the stipes in, and that is not good for the health of the soil. I still mow in different directions on bermuda each visit, but the stripes only last for about 2 days and at that they are only really visible with the sun at your back.

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