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Old 04-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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I don't even attempt anything like that. I just want it cut down.

If I had the money, I'd have it all pulled up and have artificial turf put down. I have allergies and I hate mowing grass. The only thing I can say is that it is a good source of exercise (have to push mine, too hilly).
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Thanks, I tried the teenager thing, my 13yr old went through two tanks of gas trying to make the lawn look like the infield at Yankee Stadium. Still can't figure out how they get it to look like a checkerboard.

They use a 'Striping Kit' and cut from different directions. The kit consist of a roller (usually) that is set just a little lower than the cutting deck. The object is to change the direction in which the grass lays after cutting which also changes the way sunlight is reflected off of the blades of grass. That is what gives you the lighter and darker tones.

It can also be done if you change the pitch of the deck. making the back of the cutting deck a quarter inch lower than the front, that way it drags against the grass, thus changing the way it lays.

I own a lawncare company and usually don't bother doing this to any of my lawns, but for ball parks it looks really good.
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They use a 'Striping Kit' and cut from different directions. The kit consist of a roller (usually) that is set just a little lower than the cutting deck. The object is to change the direction in which the grass lays after cutting which also changes the way sunlight is reflected off of the blades of grass. That is what gives you the lighter and darker tones.

It can also be done if you change the pitch of the deck. making the back of the cutting deck a quarter inch lower than the front, that way it drags against the grass, thus changing the way it lays.

I own a lawncare company and usually don't bother doing this to any of my lawns, but for ball parks it looks really good.

Now I HAVE to try lowering the back of my mower. My boys will go nuts if I could pull it off
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