Stripes Are For Zebras

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FastMan, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Do you personally like them? Some of my customers do. Others detest their lawn looking like a checker board. They want the look of a sprawling and solid palette of green. They think it less busy, and more relaxing and pleasing to look at.

    What are your personal feelings on it, and what do your customers prefer?
  2. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    Hate the look of striping. The worst eyesore created around here is when for the final mow of the season the deck is dropped much too low along with striping.
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  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    I personally like it, but don't strive for it. It just happens
  4. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    In some grasses you have no choice but to stripe. On our northern grasses you can see every move made by the mower. So picture what mowing in circles or just random lines across a lawn would look like!
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  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I like striping. Some of my customers prefer it but most don't care one way or the other. Here's my lawn last spring.

  6. No such thing as striping in Florida and people don't ask for it. It's like bagging and Buddha, doesn't exist.
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  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    It just happens when we mow, but I do think it looks nice
  8. exmark user

    exmark user LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    Live for them
  9. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Montague, NJ
    Messages: 1,239

    This is why I like it. If you look at all the other yards in that picture it makes Richard's yard stand out.

    Down here it's rare to see people stripe mainly b/c the grass. I like stripes because it makes the yard stand out and make it unique.
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,568

    How did you keep the line straight around the flag pole? I would have a circle there unless it isn't visible from this angle.

    We have to stripe
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