Super Z stripes

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ScCo, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Never posted a pic before, so who knows how many tries it will take me to get this right.

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  2. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    and another one...this yard is a precise blend of fescue and various weeds for those who couldn't tell. :)

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  3. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    last one that I have at the moment. The pics are kinda crappy, but the only camera I had with me was the one on my phone.

    Will get some pics of zoysia stripes tomorrow hopefully.

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  4. EastTnLC

    EastTnLC LawnSite Member
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    Looks good! What height are you cutting at?
     
  5. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    2.75" is the cutting height I use on this particular lawn. On a few of my tiffway bermuda lawns I cut as low as 2", my zoysia lawns are at 2.5" and the fescues are 2.75" to 3" depending on the ground.

    thanks
    ScCo
     
  6. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    nice pics. why do you cut so low? up here i hardly ever go below 3.25''. most are 3.5'''
     
  7. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    cutting height goes back to the reference to weeds that most of the properties around here have. Looks a lot better when the dandelion heads aren't showing after you mow. If I cut the lawn in the pictures at 3.5" it would have bunches of dandelions and other junk left after cutting. 2.75" is about as high as I can go on it without leaving all the weeds showing after cutting.

    the warm season grasses are cut from 2" to 2.5" because that's simply the height that they look the best at. Bermuda especially looks terrible when it is cut very high.

    the third reason is simply that people in my area tend to want things cut fairly short.

    Thanks
    ScCo
     
  8. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good....................
     
  9. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks ScCo......the pics are great

    Around here it seems that everyone wants it cut higher. If it were up to me, I'd be cutting them all at 3''. I think it looks better
     
  10. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks guys. Can't say my pics look as good as some of you all's that I saw in searching old threads.....but anyhow.

    The more I look through the old threads and the striping threads in general, the more I wish we had decent turf to work with around here....lol.

    Have a good one,
    ScCo
     

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