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    do you guys use rollers of broom heads for your strips?

  • #2
    No. A properly pitched deck and a high lift blade usually does the trick.
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    • #3
      Don't listen to him, he paints his stripes on the lawns when customers aren't looking!!!!!!!!


      Just kiddinggggggggg!

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      • #4
        It looks a lot like paint to me, JK- isnt lawn care fun? You can make neat stripes and always a fun little game to see who has the straightest lines. without using paint!! Sad but I fired a guy once cause he couldnt cut straight and he thought i was being funny cause I gave him a last warning.. Whos laughing now?
        Justin

        http://www.localedgelawncare.com

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        • #5
          Here's my lawn:


          Grr. Bentgrass!!! Die bentgrass, die!!!
          Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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          • #6
            No. A properly pitched deck and a high lift blade usually does the trick.
            So how should a deck be Pitched for lawn mowing and getting really nice stripes?
            Hungry Goat Lawn Service, Deltona, FL

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            • #7
              The other thing to keep in mind too is that certain types of grasses lend themselves to easier stripping. Some you can't stripe really at all.
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              • #8
                We have a Blue/Rye grass that is desperate hard and sometimes next to impossible to stripe. When we did stripe Deere makes a broom type attachment for the deck, it does work well in the right grass.
                Andy
                Halifax, Nova Scotia

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                • #9
                  ya i have high lift blades but the strips just fade away the next day

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                  • #10
                    We have a Blue/Rye grass that is desperate hard and sometimes next to impossible to stripe. When we did stripe Deere makes a broom type attachment for the deck, it does work well in the right grass.
                    My pics are mainly KBG and Rye mix (and some darn bentgrass ). Some mowers just don't stripe well. Mine is a Toro.
                    Last edited by mark123; 11-19-2010, 08:05 AM.
                    Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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                    • #11
                      ya i have high lift blades but the strips just fade away the next day
                      I had that same problem when I started. I learned that by mowing in the same direction for two services in a row will eventually make them nice. I do that each of my direction I am going to mow that season and after 8 weeks (4 ways, 2 for each) the stripes will stay after you have mowed. Also, make sure your wheel is not going over the same track as the path next to you. Another words, take advantage of the blade extension past the wheels....but not too much or you will leave uncut grass behind ( I made that mistake once, never again)

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                      • #12
                        mine doesn't strip well that's why i asked if i should get a roller or broom head not the kind of blades...

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                        • #13
                          I changed my cutting direction today on a yard and decided to go in a circle. I got done and it looked like the yard was moving... no picture, fail.

                          St.Augustine Grass is a PAIN to get to stripe.

                          Bahia Doesnt stripe, it lays down and clumps

                          Striping in FL is AWESOME!

                          matt
                          M.A.K. Landscaping

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                          Volusia County FL
                          Seminole County FL

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                          • #14
                            In my time mowing i have never come across a yard as green as some of these pictures to do any striping. Not that there arent any around here. I just havent been able to cut any. Cant wait to do one. Cant seem to upload any of my pictures
                            2008 F-350, 2006 rzt50 23kH, 2010 tank m48 with 25kH, 16x8 vnose car hauler, echo edgers and weedeaters.

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                            • #15
                              In my time mowing i have never come across a yard as green as some of these pictures to do any striping. Not that there arent any around here. I just havent been able to cut any. Cant wait to do one. Cant seem to upload any of my pictures
                              Well, of course I only take pics of the lawns I both fertilize and cut. I stripe up the stinkers, too. They just don't look so good.

                              A few more tips for lawn pictures are:
                              1. the stripes will look better from one side that it will from the other depending on the position of the sun at the time.
                              2. if you know you're going to take pics of a lawn cut it in the same direction as the last time you did it. This will deepen the stripe.
                              3. don't compress the images too hard when you optimize them for the web as this can sometimes wash out the colors. jpg compression makes pictures smaller by throwing out information and sometimes that includes color information.
                              Last edited by mark123; 11-26-2010, 12:27 AM.
                              Boughter's Lawn Care Services Mowing and Fertilizing in New Castle, PA

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