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Thank you. I really like how the stripes are turning out.
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Do you have any big lawns that would allow you to really get creative with striping?
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Hey Rick,
How long does the striping effect last? Does the grass need to be damp? Dry? I've never done this but would like to try it.
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I wish I had a bigger lawn but no. Maybe next year. I plan on alot of door to door with pictures of lawns and testimonials maybe. I wonder if I send out christmas cards and ask for them to return comments about the service they recieved?


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The stripes last all summer once you get a few cuts in as long as you mow weekly. If it is nicer grass the effect is waaay better.
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I wonder if I send out christmas cards and ask for them to return comments about the service they recieved?
That is a good question. What is the best way to get testimonials?

Maybe you could just send out a letter explaining you would like to get a few testimonials from your customers and if they had any you could you to send you back say a pre-printed and stamped postcard? Would that help?
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Cool never needed a striper.

When i cut lawns that are growing, and are healthy the lawn looks striped from just the mowing. When i mow i go back and forth in straight lines not round and round. It automatically leaves the stripes. One thing i don't do is, when i'm done the lawn, go right through the middle of the freshly mowed area. I go around the outside edge. I've seen some rookies screw up the striped by goin right across the middle of the lawn. Looks very bad.

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I may build my own stripe kit like Rick for my 21 inch mower.
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One thing i don't do is, when i'm done the lawn, go right through the middle of the freshly mowed area. I go around the outside edge. I've seen some rookies screw up the striped by goin right across the middle of the lawn. Looks very bad.

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lol yeah I see that too....I had to get on my brother about it once. When your done it is good to take a lap around the lawn to clean up the edge from the marks of turning around.

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Its not a bad deal especially if you have an old mower....thats what I made my brackets out of(the old mower handle).
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