Is everone Striping

DBALLARD

LawnSite Member
I was talking with one of the Big Co. in my area about striping. They were one of the last ones to switch over to making stripes. They would just keep going around the lot, like you use to do as a kid, until they were done. After switching to striping they cut 15 to 20% off there time. Just a thought for thoughs of you who havent converted.
 

Getmow

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA
I don't see how they cut time. It takes me extra time to stripe a lawn. I have some i call "field cuts" that i get dizzy on.
 

scottb

LawnSite Senior Member

It has saved me time in my own lawn but you have to cut within the layout of the landscape. One way this week the other way next week. Not all in one day.
 

awm

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
stanfield nc
Since I dont know how and my folks havnt
ask for it. Istill try for the still water
look. I f I KNEW it speeded things up
I would investigate more
 

eslawns

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Portsmouth, VA
I do, and it was becasue it saved time. I go around the property and make a trimming pass, then go back and forth along the longest side of the lawn. If the ground is soft I switch directions to keep out ruts. I have gotten a few yards from neighbors who wnated to keep up with the Joneses. I don't like it at my house, I want the yard to look like carpet. Hardest part about doing it was teaching my son the concept of "perpendicular or parallel" to the house. That was fun. :)
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
It may not save time on a perfectly square lot, but it does save time on odd shaped lots. I have very few square lots, so it is a big time saver for me.
 

Rufur

LawnSite Member
Location
md
striping takes me longer...time to plan best direction and also more trimming time I dont do circles around trees and the overlap
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Stripes: This is when you go one direction and it is leaving a light stripe and then coming back it leaves a dark stripe. I have pictures on my website of lawns that have been striped and a page on how to do this.
 

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