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Star & Stripes for the 4th

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chris Wagner, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    We're having an outdoor concert in the courtyard below... thought you might appreciate our work...

  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    whoa thats awsome!!! how'd ya get the damn star soooo uniform?
  3. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Outstanding! :)
  4. pwarren4

    pwarren4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    :eek: WOW! :eek:

    Most excellent!
  5. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Absolutley beautiful. God Bless America:angel:
  6. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    We staked off at each point and the inside angles for the star and used string to give us the template.

    Our patriotic concert is July 3, so I had to have it all done for Friday morning as tents, staging, etc. will be assembled. It's getting stepped on as I write. :(

    All told, it took about 3-4 weeks to lay it in to get that defined pattern. No roller... just cut with a JD LT155 lawn tractor. The star was also cut with the LT155 in the correct direction... I did that first and then fixed up the angles going the "light" way. Finally, I turned a garden rake on its backside and with some water on the blades of grass (after mowing), I fine tuned the points.

    It sounds like a lot of work, but it wasn't too much more than regular mowing once the angles and template was formed.

    I wanted to lay a flag down, but I thought it might be a sign of disrespect to have people walking on an American Flag... even if it was in the grass.

    It's so much fun to see your work and step back and say, "wow, that really looks cool!" That's why I like this job so much!

    Happy 4th to you all!! Enjoy freedom!!

    (One last pic from ground level.)
  7. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Nice work , Chris. Dave Mellor would be proud! God Bless the USA!!Have a safe and happy fourth!!<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_14_7.gif' border=0></a>
  8. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    That is absolutely the most wonderful thing I've ever seen done with turf!!!! God bless you and our fellow Americans on this holiday!!!
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Independence Day to all!
  10. jbt

    jbt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Looks great!!!!!

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