I guess stripes in lawns the size that some of you guys do looks ok but does anyone think a consistant color looks more natural? I take the back flaps off all my mowers and alternate cutting patterns every week. Gives it a natural look. Plus I don't like to mow straight lines on smaller res., with all the beds, trees, walks, ect. it would take too much time. You might be surprised how little customers appreciate the quality work you do. I've cut back trimming time at least 5 min. at most of my lawns and become less picky about what is acceptable. 3 minor complaints out of 150+lawns. Some monster mansion lawns excepted. Those people like to show off.