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C3 turf, which is what is in Ohio is the easiest to "stripe".
The cheapest way to make a "striping kit" is to purchase implement belt material from your local tractor supply or ag dealer and mount on the rear of the deck.
You want the belt material dragging approximately 1/2" to 3/4" below the deck as measured on a hard surface like your driveway or sidewalk.
Any longer and you run the risk of the belt material being chewed on by the blades when you back up with the blades turning.
allot of it depends on the particular mower than you have. Like the others mentioned their are some cheap and easy ways of fabricating one. Scag and checkmate make rollers that track behind the rear wheels providing a more uniform stripe but the units are more vunerable when backing up. I haven't had any issues with mine but you could see where someone might if they are not careful.
Exmark and Hustler have a roller that rides on the rear of the deck and acts like a big anti-scalp roller as well. These units would be my choice as the roller is protected and gets up off the turf when you raise the deck.
i have the factory plastic striper on my 21" toro self pace, Was wondering if I were to weigh it down or something if it would produce better stripes? If so what would you guys recommend to do it with and how?