Is everone Striping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DBALLARD, Oct 10, 2000.


    DBALLARD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    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.
  2. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    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.
  3. scottb

    scottb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    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.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,697

    We have a local "professional" who uses Scotts riding tractors that doesn't stripe. Other than that everybody around me does.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    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
  6. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    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. :)
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    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.
  8. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    What do you mean by the term striping?
  9. Rufur

    Rufur LawnSite Member
    from md
    Messages: 143

    striping takes me longer...time to plan best direction and also more trimming time I dont do circles around trees and the overlap
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    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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