While I am not a professional LCO, I do put a lot of effort into our lawn. We just moved into our house last June and had to redo the lawn that the builder put down. It was a standard crap job with rocks, bricks, and even golf balls near the surface with KY 31 seed. We had it killed and then had all the rocks removed and then hydroseeded with some quality turf type tall fescue. Later in the fall I overseeded to thicken the thin spots and will overseed again very soon. I have a Toro 20036 mulcher and a roller that I purchased here, http://m-and-d.com/MD-ROLL1.html?id=t4jZCqYx This was my first attempt at striping with my new roller and am very impressed with the results. I will post more pictures later as I attempt various patterns on the lawn. Once I get the back lawn looking better I will post pictures of that too. After seeing some of the fantastic pictures here of professional LCO's stripes I wanted people to see that you can have great looking stripes with just standard homeowner equipment. Thanks for reading! Ryan P.S. I live in Southern Indiana and have about 7000 square feet of grass.