The only person that cares about stripes is the LCO.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Mar 20, 2007.

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The only person that cares about stripes is the LCO

  1. Definitely true

    71 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. False

    38 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. Only a few of my customers care about stripes

    121 vote(s)
    50.8%
  4. If the lawn don't have stripes, I'm fired!

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    Do you feel that statement is true or false?

    I'll make it into a poll.
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    I'll go first. I think striping is over-rated, and in 9 years in business no one has ever called up for an estimate, met with us, and said, "you do stripe don't you?"

    Yes, we take care to keep straight lines, and on certain grasses, especially the ones that are cut at 4 inches, there will be very nice stripe. However, I don't think the customer even notices.
     
  3. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    I just can't stand NOT seeing those nice stripes.
     
  5. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    I like stripes, and if you got some going and they get messed up, it drives me F'ing crazy!:dizzy: :dizzy:
     
  6. Young Lawn Boy

    Young Lawn Boy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    ya i can't drive away from a job without knowing that i just made some hella striped...i dont care if the customer doesnt like them. i do and chances are people will look at them while driving by
     
  7. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    Stripes have a time and place, but if they aren't needed or my customers don't care and it's not in a highly viewed location like on a busy street, then I don't waste the time (yes, it does waste time). There are several mowing methods that are faster than down and back striping.
     
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    I often can't leave a lawn without having the perfect stripes sometime i'll zip back over it if i'm not pleased with the results. Customers also comment on the lawn and stripes so some of them do care but I'm propably more picky.
     
  9. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Stripes or not is usually not a big deal.

    Crooked stripes or not is a huge deal. That makes a yard look like it was cut by the kid down the street.:)
     
  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    i think im much more picky about lines being perfectly straight. some customers have asked for them
     

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