Homeowner Stripes

Alto101

LawnSite Member
Location
Southern Indiana
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.

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ElephantNest

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
La.
Looks great. Nice healthy grass, nice little stripes. Good work!
 

FrankenScagMachines

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
IN
Looks great. Where at in southern IN? I'm in Columbus. That's the greenest lawn i've seen so far this year. Looks real nice.
 

Collegiate

LawnSite Member
Location
Virginia
You Should Help out your Neighbor!!
Great Looking Lawn...
 
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Alto101

LawnSite Member
Location
Southern Indiana
Thanks for all of the compliments. I am in New Albany Indiana which is just a few miles north of Louisville.

I applied winterizer fertilizer last fall and my lawn was one of the first to green up this spring. There are other green lawns in the subdivision but there are also some that are still very yellow from winter. I have learned so much about lawn care from this website and others on the web that I notice all the mistakes that other people are making with their lawn. My neighbor next to me, lawn isn't pictured, has Chemlawn treat their lawn and it looks like crap:p But I know that all of you realize how great Chemlawn is..... I see people mowing their lawns real short and then wonder why their lawns aren't lush. People watering a few minutes every day. People applying weed and feed every time they see a weed. Builders puting down crap grass seed without removing the construction debris. The list goes on and on as I know you know. Maybe some of them will ask me how I get my lawn looking nice and I can educate them. Maybe be a lawn care consultant:)

Thanks again for the kind words....
Ryan
 

pcnservices

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Beatrice, NE
Definitly the best looking lawn in the neighborhood.
 

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