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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by apluslawn, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I want to know how people make checkers in their lawn Ihave tried before but did not get great results. will someoneplease explain the method for this. *ps* I have a stripe kit on my wb.
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    What type of grass are you trying to stripe? All you have to do is go one direction one week and go another direction the second week, keep alternating the directions.
  3. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I am cutting mostly fescue and bermuda. bermuda doesnt stripe too well.
  4. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Where are you in Nashville?
  5. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    i live and do most work in
    hendersonville and goodletsville
  6. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    Like NCSU said go one way one week and the opposite the next. If you want checkers the same day just double cut it using the above method...but you better be getting paid plenty extra for it.
  7. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    checkers like this?

  8. Fireman D

    Fireman D LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I mow the same way 2 weeks then alternate directions from then on.
  9. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Works best on cool season grasses I.E. tall fescue, and a striping kit wouldn't hurt. Different directions as stated in previous responses.
  10. R&K Ent.

    R&K Ent. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    You have to mow in EXACTLY the same tracks as the last time mowed(rotating directions each mow). If you get off of the line then you will have to go the other 2 directions(to make either X's or square's). until you can't see the other lines anymore.

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