OK, I'm bringing back old news, but......

LazerZ101

Banned
Location
Westminster, MD
I'm a new lawn guy....I have tons of questions about commercial/residential lawn care. Somebody lead me to this site and I have already learned more than I have in the short 2 years I've been in business. I hold a full time desk job, but I cut about 15 yards a week to supplement my income. I am the owner of H&H LawnCare and bought a LazerZ the beginning of the season. Probably a stupid question, but how do I make my stripes lighter and darker like some of the yards I see other crews cut? Is there a roller attachment I can use? Or am I just stuck with my not-so-light and dark stripes? ANY help would really be appreciated.

Scott
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
Scott,
Are you lawns mostly fescue? If they are... just keep them blades sharp as possible. Maybe try the double blades if you want. They have more suction which bends the grass more.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
And stay on your same rows! I have so many people asking me about this on my jobs, and when asked, they say they don't even follow the same lines. Scott, you can do two things for reference. First, visit Eric's (Eric ELM) website, and you can go to, (believe it or not) Simplicity's web site. They also offer good tips on striping.
 

John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Walden,NY
I notice that a nice thick,green fertile lawn has a much better stripe than an unfertilized,thin lawn.This is especially true with my Dixie,which has no roller.The steiner stripes well even in the thin spots.So long as grass is healthy and you stay in the exact same tracks,and in the same direction,you should have a great stripe with a Lazer.
 
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LazerZ101

Banned
Location
Westminster, MD
Thank you all for your replies. I've decided to buy that roller offered from "York Sheet Metal". Fortunately the shop is only a hour from my location so I'll be buying it this afternoon and will inform you all on the quality and construction of this roller for the Lazer. It's gonna be a long day here at the office! (I love new toys!)

Another question, I've just recently heard of double blading. Can someone enlighten me on what kinds of blades I need? I currently have 3 sets of blades I constantly rotate. They are all the same kind that the Lazer origionally came with. I'm really curious as whether I can use these same to double up or do I need to add a different blade on the top. Other threads I've read don't specify this for Lazer use. I have a 2000 model Lazer Z with a 25 hp Kohler 60" cut. Please again, I ask for your expertize.

Thanks once again

Scott
H&H LawnCare
 

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