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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1MajorTom, Mar 20, 2007.
Do you feel that statement is true or false?
I'll make it into a poll.
I'll go first. I think striping is over-rated, and in 9 years in business no one has ever called up for an estimate, met with us, and said, "you do stripe don't you?"
Yes, we take care to keep straight lines, and on certain grasses, especially the ones that are cut at 4 inches, there will be very nice stripe. However, I don't think the customer even notices.
True, for the most part.
I just can't stand NOT seeing those nice stripes.
I like stripes, and if you got some going and they get messed up, it drives me F'ing crazy!
ya i can't drive away from a job without knowing that i just made some hella striped...i dont care if the customer doesnt like them. i do and chances are people will look at them while driving by
Stripes have a time and place, but if they aren't needed or my customers don't care and it's not in a highly viewed location like on a busy street, then I don't waste the time (yes, it does waste time). There are several mowing methods that are faster than down and back striping.
I often can't leave a lawn without having the perfect stripes sometime i'll zip back over it if i'm not pleased with the results. Customers also comment on the lawn and stripes so some of them do care but I'm propably more picky.
Stripes or not is usually not a big deal.
Crooked stripes or not is a huge deal. That makes a yard look like it was cut by the kid down the street.
i think im much more picky about lines being perfectly straight. some customers have asked for them