There is a lawn I pass every week on one of my routes. This lawn is about 1500 foot long but only about 250 foot wide. the company that mows it has been mowing it the same way every week for over two years. All of there stripes go long ways. Yes I agree it is probably faster to do it this way but the stripes are looking extremely burnt in and in my opinion looking tacky and horrible. I understand giving what a customer what they want, I just dont understand why you wouldnt change your direction on a lawn this size. I will go by there tomorrow with a camera so you can see what I am talking about but it is late and on my mind so I thought I would ask what you think??? It honestly looks like someone painted black and light green stripes in the lawn . We are under extreme drought conditions, I dont see how this could be good for the lawn. I have worked for some else for several years and this is my first year on my own . Do people really enjoy lawns like this compared to nice, kind of dark stripes that are in two different directions using the cross pattern???