What is the best way to do a cross cut?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JLyons0025, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. JLyons0025

    JLyons0025 LawnSite Member
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    I am wanting to do a cross cut on a couple of yards and wanted information on the best way to do this. Any info will help. thanks
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Um......... mow in a different direction?? It's a crazy concept!!!
  3. JLyons0025

    JLyons0025 LawnSite Member
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    I know you mow in a differnt direction. But for how long do you mow in the same direction before switching up to another direction, 1month, 1 weeK?
  4. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
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    You can switch it up as you see needed. I switch it up each week on the nicer yards.
  5. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you mow every week, alternating weekly should leave some decent stripes, but they won't be really defined. To look really good, you need to "double cut" each time you mow. Mow one way and then lower the deck 1/4 inch and mow perpendicular to the stripes you just made. This takes more time and you should charge more for it if the customer wants it done this way. If not, just stick with alternating each week. This will also help limit soil compaction and rutting from running in the same pattern all the time.

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