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what looks the best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutnitclose, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    At what angle does everyone make stripes, which one looks the best, and why....... I see diffrent yards with diffrent angles. some look almost stright, but had a smll angle I see others that have an angle that go all the way across the yard, and I see some that go stright back and forth..... I also see some that criss cross...... I figure this will be one that everyone will have input on.........
  2. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    This is meant to be an opinion poll...... forgot to list it that way sorry
  3. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Depends where the sun will be and from what direction you want the stripes to be most visible from. Or if theres a contour of a bed or something you want to follow. Depends on the individual property Id say... maybe you were thinking of something else.
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    I alternate mowing direction weekly,so the stripes will differ from week to week.But, I do try to run them in a direction towards a home I want as an account as much as possible.That way,when they get up in the morning,the first thing they see is a nicely striped lawn staring at them.Got one account doing this,so far.
  5. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Canadian, that is what I'm talking about...... I know differnt people do diffrent things, I personally try to make small angles towards the house "almost like NickN said", but a lot of people do it diffrent, I thought ti would ba a good topic to talk about.......
  6. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    you yankees are really into stripes arent you? no wonder the old people come to florida and are so picky!
  7. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    LOL......... Norm, I'm not quite a yankee..... I'm just above you in Tennessee........ {{{{{{ still lauging }}}}}}}...... I didn't start the trend, just following in someone else's foot steps......
  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    I guess we're all yankees compared to him,seeing as he's in Floriduh :D
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    well...in ct we dont have much 'cept our stipes;)

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