Lawn Striping Mowing Patterns Like a Pro
Lawn striping is a simple mowing technique that leaves your yard looking professionally manicured. Stripes are a nice touch and enhance the aesthetic appearance of sports turf, golf courses and home lawns. Striping methods can be used to mow creative designs into lawns – simple checkerboard and diamond patterns can have dramatic effects and more complex patterns will create buzz around the neighborhood.
Lawn Striping. How To Stripe Your Lawn. Technique For The Best Lawn Stripes
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Stripes are a visual effect caused by laying (or bending) grass leaf blades over as you mow in opposite directions. Reflecting sunlight gives the appearance of alternating light and dark green stripes. The grass blades that are bent in the direction you are mowing will appear as light green stripes and the blades bent toward you will appear to be a darker shade of green. Lawn stripes are not created by using special fertilizer techniques, cutting at different heights, painting different colors of green or using different grass species.
Any mower can create a stripe, the tires and deck will bend grass in the direction it travels – some machines stripe better than others. The best stripes are created with mowers that are equipped with rollers or a striping kit. Mower stripes created without a roller are less defined, won’t last as long and will not be uniform – the tire tracks usually stand out
Lawn Rollers and Striping Kits
Reel mowers – like the ones used on golf courses and baseball fields – cut short turf the cleanest and produce the best stripes. They are equipped with two sets of rollers – one in front of the cutting blades and one behind. The rollers are used to set the cutting height, groom the turf for cutting and then bend the grass in the direction the mower is traveling.
A few commercial and residential rotary mowers are outfitted with rollers, chains or rubber flaps for striping. Several mower manufacturers are offering lawn striping kits as an aftermarket add-on.
Baseball field – mowing patterns using a reel mower equipped with a roller.
Walk behind reel mowers have a large rear drive roller that make nice stripes. Keep your lines straight!
Diamond pattern mowed without a lawn striping kit. A roller would have better defined the stripes. Notice how the tire marks show.
If you are in the market for a good striping rotary mower – look for one equipped with a floating deck and a single roller that covers the length of the cutting deck.
Companies like Big League Lawns and Lawn Stryper specialize in striping kits for both commercial and residential units. Toro also has a neat lawn striping kit that will fit most 21″ walk-behind mowers. This video by Big League Lawns shows examples of patterns that can be made with their CheckMateTM lawn striping kit.
Tip: when ordering a roller – or designing a homemade striper – it should only be as long as the distance between the two rear drive wheels. The two rear wheels will bend the grass just like a roller, so it only has to cover the distance between the rear wheels with a little overlap. If the roller is wider than the rear wheels you will have trouble mowing around obstacles. For example, a 36″ cutting deck only needs a roller that is 30″ wide.
Ideas for Homemade Lawn Striping Kits
Anything that can be mounted behind the mower deck that bends the grass can be used to stripe lawns.
- Use a 3″ PVC pipe filled with sand or concrete and a threaded rod.
- Boat trailer rollers and a threaded rod (just like the Big League Lawn kit).
- Tractor trailer mud flaps attached to rear of cutting deck.
- Chain cut into short lengths that drag on the ground.
Keys to Mowing Patterns Like a Pro
Factors affecting how a stripe looks:
- The type of grass
- Condition of lawn
- Type of mower
- Mower operator skills
- Cutting frequency
- Lawn mower blades
- Angle of the sun
Grass-Types: Cool-season grasses – Kentucky bluegrass, fescues and perennial ryegrass – will stripe much better than warm-season grasses. Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass stripe the best. Most warm-season grasses will not stripe very well or not at all. It is possible to stripe some warm-season grasses with extra effort. Bermudagrass overseeded with perennial ryegrass will stripe nicely. Zoysia and bermuda should be mowed every couple of days to get and keep a good stripe – often you have to ‘burn’ the stripes in by mowing in the same direction several times and this is not so good for the lawn – it tends to make wheel ruts and create soil compaction.
Mow in straight lines. The real key to good stripes and making patterns is mowing in straight lines. The first pass is the most important – it serves as a guide for the following passes. Small curves will get bigger as you continue to mow so straighten crooked lines right away by re-mowing. Start by picking the longest distance for your first pass or splitting the lawn right down the middle.
Tip: When mowing long distances – pick a landmark straight ahead of you and FOCUS on it. You will tend to veer in the direction you are looking so keep your head up and look forward.
The dark stripe is the direction you just mowed and the light stripe is the direction you are mowing.
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Practice good lawn maintenance and your stripe patterns will stand out. Healthy lush lawns with a dark green color will produce stripes that really show.
Cut high and follow good mowing practices – longer grass has more leaf area to lay down – reflecting more light – and will produce better stripes. I have seen pictures of St. Augustine grass – a warm-season species – cut at 4″ that is striped nicely. The stripes would not show on a St. Augustine lawn that is cut shorter.
The direction the sun hits the lawn can be a factor. At certain times of day your stripes will show up better – sometimes the angle of the sun makes them invisible. The place you are viewing the lawn from will also determine how well they show. Consider light direction and viewing points when making your patterns – this usually requires a little trial and error.
Avoid excessive wear and tire damage when making turns – try to make slow, wide turns – sharp, hard turns will damage your lawn. Tight 180 ° turns can rip and bruise the grass blades and cause compaction or excessive tire wear. Try to “draw a light bulb” – start your turn away from the next pass and then make a wide, sweeping turn that finishes in line with your next pass – or make a 3-point “Y” turn. Your cleanup laps will erase the turn around marks on the edges of the lawn. If possible, make your turns off of the lawn – on a sidewalk or driveway.
‘High-Lift’ mower blades for rotary mowers also help. They create suction (or a vacuum effect) that stands the grass blades up for a good cut and then the mower deck or rollers will lay the grass down creating a nice stripe. Remember to always mow with sharp blades!
Frequent cuttings and double cutting – or even going back and just rolling the lawn with your blades disengaged will intensify stripes.
Have fun with your lawn striping! Many professionals consider stripes to be a sign of quality. With practice and a little creativity your lawn will be the envy of the neighborhood.
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How To Stripe a Lawn: Simple Tips Tricks for MLB Perfection
Spring has sprung and you’re sitting down to watch the opening weekend of the MLB. With beer in hand, the first thing that hits you is how good the fields look. How do the groundskeepers create such incredible patterns on the field?
The good news is striping a lawn is in fact very easy! No aliens nor graduates from Hogwarts chanting, ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ are needed.
Follow along to find out everything you need to know when it comes to striping a lawn so you can achieve that MLB look!
To get the creative juices flowing, look at this striping seen in Major League Baseball Stadiums.
How to stripe a Lawn with a Push Mower
The effect you see on MLB fields is simply the grass reflecting light in a different way. When mowed, the grass is pushed in different directions, we call this bending the grass. You can achieve this by walking over the grass in any direction with some kind of weight (normally a mower).
Blades bent toward display a dark complexion and blades bent away from you create a light complexion. If you think about this in relation to the sun it makes sense. The blades bent away from you reflect the sun’s light whereas the blades bent toward you point towards terra firma, creating a darker shade of green.
What creates the bending of the blades? Grass blades are pretty lightweight, so it doesn’t take much to bend them. In fact, mesmerizing patterns can be made by the soft brushing of dew-swept grass. However, in the main, the act of striping a lawn is usually completed using a mower or a specific striping kit.
How to Stripe a Lawn without a striping kit or roller
It’s important to note it is not essential to have a striping kit or roller to create a fresh trim for your lawn. If you have cool season-type grass, with a height between 2.5 to 4 inches, you can create a great look with a standard push mower.
Check out this video by Ryan Knorr to see the effect he was able to get with a basic mower off Amazon.
But what’s a cool season-type grass? And, 2.5 – 4 inches, this sounds like it’s getting technical. I hear you say.
Don’t worry; we will cover grass types and heights later in the article. For now, know that if you live in a cool climate, you have the perfect grass for striping.
For those of you who live, in warm climates, you’ll need to read to the end, as you may find it a little more difficult to stripe your lawn.
How to stripe a lawn with a push mower
To stripe a lawn with a push mower, all you need is to understand the concept of how light reflects off the grass. Mowing in one direction away from you will create a light shade and mowing toward you will create a dark shade. All you need is this knowledge, a mower, and a lawn full of cool-season grass.
Cheap mowers purchased from any major outlet will have a flap on the back that has enough weight to bend the grass in the direction you’re walking.
In an ideal world, your lawn would be a perfect square or rectangle. This would make it easy to follow a striped pattern across the whole of your lawn. However, most lawns are uneven and can create awkward shapes to mow.
To combat this, start by mowing an outline in your lawn to create an easy-to-mow square or rectangle. Once you have cut out the awkward angle of your lawn, you can follow a straight up-and-down pattern to create stripes in your lawn.
To stripe your lawn, turn on your mower and adjust the height to the length you want to mow at. Push the mower in a straight line to make one run (either along the length or width) of your lawn. When you reach the end of the lawn, lift the deck of the mower, and position the wheels at the edge of your first run. Push the mower along the edge of the first run and it will bend the grass in the opposite direction.
The first run is by far the most important run as it will set how straight you are for the rest of your mowing session. To help, pick a point in the distance and FOCUS on it. Try as hard as possible to walk in a straight line until you reach your grass edge.
Over time, you will trial and error different patterns until you find the results you’re looking for. You will become more familiar with your yard the more you mow and eventually be able to experiment with more complex designs.
How to double stripe a lawn
One such design is double striping your lawn. This is a great ‘next step’ on your journey to becoming a striping master!
Double striping your lawn means running two mowing lines in the same direction, before a further two lines in the opposing direction. This will create a thicker stripe which is more aesthetically pleasing. Take a look at the differences between a single-stripe lawn and a double-stripe lawn below.
A single striping lawn technique is easier to follow because it is easy to mow a lawn by mowing up one way and down the other. Double striping involves keeping two lines in the same direction, before mowing two lines in the opposite direction.
You can create this aesthetic by mowing a channel around the edge of the lawn. You can then use this channel to make sure you’re starting on the correct side each time. This will allow you 2, 3 or even 4 runs in the same direction before creating the opposing stripe sequence in the opposite direction. Obviously, this depends on the size of the lawn you a cutting.
Tips and tricks to increase the contrast of your striping
It won’t take long before you’re mowing stripes into your lawn every week and experimenting with different patterns. Unfortunately, as the complexity of the patterns increases, so too does the commitment to your lawn care.
How to Stripe a warm season grass type
Mowing with a standard lawn mower is good enough to create stripes with a cool season-type grass. But it’s going to struggle to give you the look you’re aiming for if you live in a warm climate.
Warm-season grasses such as, Bermudagrass, St. Augustine, or Centipede, are coarser than their cool-season counterparts. As a result, they need more weight to bend them in a certain direction. They also tend to prefer shorter cutting heights which make them more difficult to bend.
To stripe a warm-season grass type, to stripe a short lawn, or to enhance the effect of your striping, you will want to buy a reel mower, a striping kit, and a roller. Here, the Lawn insider gives a great explanation about how he stripes his Bermuda Lawn.
Mowing with A Striping Kit
A striping kit is a roller accessory that fits onto the back of your mower. It will provide sufficient weight to bend the grass either towards or away from the sun. You can purchase a striping kit from Amazon which fits almost all types of mowers. This Toro Lawn Striping System is a great starting point!
Alternatively you can make your own homemade striping kit. All you need is a dense pipe that you attach to the back of your mower to drag it behind you when mowing to bend the grass. Check out this helpful video for a DIY lawn striping kit.
To mow with a striping kit, you will need to follow the same patterns spoken about earlier. Be careful when you get to the end of the run, as you will want to make sure the roller is pushing the grass in the right direction when you turn for the next run.
What mower is best for striping
Although a lawn striping kit will add value to your work it won’t give you that expert look. To gain a world-class sporting event lawn, you will want to investigate a reel mower
As you can see from the preceding link, reel mowers are expensive, ranging from 2,000 to 7,000 and above. But although expensive, they can enhance your lawn care routine in the following ways:
A reel mower can save you a lot of time if you have already committed to cutting your grass regularly and taking small amounts off.
Reel mowers work by cutting horizontally with a very sharp blade fixed to a shaft that creates a spinning action. This motion encourages the grass to stand upright ready to be cut. The sharpness of the blade then acts like a scissor, delicately yet decisively cutting the blades without damaging the grass. The spinning blade mechanism coupled with a powered motor allows you to whiz through a mowing session in no time at all.
If you need to take a lot of height off, a reel mower is probably not the best option. Standard mowers cut the grass horizontally and cut the grass with a blunter blade using speed. Imagine the difference between someone cutting your hair with a machete and a professional with a pair of scissors. A blunt machete will use speed to cut through the hair whereas the scissors will cut through the tops of the hair with precision.
In summary, if you are committed to regular mowing for a great look, a reel mower will save you a lot of time. Alternatively, if you are happy with a mowing regime of once every two weeks, you can still stripe your lawn with a more conventional mower.
A reel mower will also help you create a much sharper contrast in your striping. By having a better cut, the edges will be crisper looking creating greater contrast. In addition, the weight of the reel mower (roughly 200lbs and above) will bend even warm-climate grass with ease.
Other Tools for striping your lawn
As you’re probably beginning to realize striping a very short or coarse lawn involves weight. Too much weight can damage your lawn but in general, the more weight you have the easier it will be to cement those stripes in. This is where a roller comes in handy.
When purchasing a roller, you will have to think about what kind of stripes you are wanting on your lawn. A very heavy roller will give you a lot of weight but not much mobility, so it would not be a great choice if you’re looking for complex striping.
In general, a standard home garden roller purchased online will provide the weight and maneuverability needed to perfect your lawn.
How to Stripe a Lawn Like a Pro
So, you understand the concept and have all the kit! The only thing to do now is to experiment with different patterns.
Horizontal striping is the second easiest pattern to perfect as it is just cutting your lawn twice in the standard striping pattern but at different angles.
By mowing your lawn vertically, you will create a basic striping pattern.
To create a horizontal striping, you will want to repeat the process but with an east-to-west direction at a 90-degree angle to your first mow. This will create a chequered pattern like the field of a chessboard.
Below, Big League Lawns explains mowing in a checkered pattern.
Diagonal striping is arguably the best method for homeowner striping. It’s simple enough to allow you to mow in a reasonable time frame yet complex enough to wow the whole neighborhood!
Another aspect of diagonal striping is that it offers a wider viewing angle of your lawn. For example, if you have a vertical, north-to-south striping pattern, it can only be viewed from above or when someone is directly in front of the lawn.
Conversely, diagonal striping can be seen from a distance and the contrasting patterns of the lawn will catch everyone’s eye.
Here, jealous lawn care offers a great intro to diagonal striping,
Single-Double Striping is also a great pattern for homeowners interested in lawn care. This pattern is often used in different parts of baseball fields to give a professional look.
The single double pattern is completed by creating one run north to south and then two runs south to north. In other words, you mow up and down in two opposing runs, before going back up the first run and down the third run to create one light shades and two dark shades.
If you’ve lasted this long, then you are already an expert on lawn striping, but there is one last tip to offer, double cutting.
If you go over your mow lines in the same format twice, you will see significantly better results than if you do it just the once!
Effecting your lawn in a positive way requires a wide range of knowledge on lawn care. Striping alone is not going to give you a great look if you have lots of unwanted weeds scattered all over your yard!
However, striping does offer a simple and inexpensive way to enhance the look of your lawn. Here are the takehomes of How to Stripe a lawn:
- Understand the concept that striping is to do with bending grass. The blades will reflect the suns light in different ways creating a darker shade and a lighter shade.
- Cooler weather grass is easier to stripe than warm weather grass.
- Similarly, tall grass is easier to stripe than short grass.
- You will create stripes through mowing but a striping kit or roller will help.
- By investing in a better mower, such as a reel mower, you will improve the look of your striping.
- Double-cutting your lawn or going over your pattern with a roller will further cement the look.
- There are hundreds of different patterns out there so get experimenting!
This will show you how to stripe your yard like the professionals, and you’ll save 100!
Step 1: Gather
pvc pipe 3 thick and the width of the back wheels or slightly smaller.(see picture)
2 eye hooks big enough for 2 plastic ties to go through.
Several long plastic ties
Step 2: Cut the Pipe to Length
After cutting the pipe to length, cut the 2 end caps out of 3/4 plywood with a hole saw,jigsaw or Band saw, unless you want to buy 2 pvc endcaps.
Step 3: Mount the Hooks
measure the distance between the 2 places you will be tying the striper to on the mower and drill 2 holes that distance apart on the pipe. Make sure the holes are slightly thinner than the screw part on the hooks.
Step 4: Fill It
screw one plywood cap or pvc cap to the one end of the pipe and fill it with gravel, sand, or anything that will give the pipe plenty of weight. Next, screw on the other plywood or pvc cap.
Step 5: Tie It On
Now you should be ready to tie it on. You will need 2 very long plastic ties or some wire. Keep it about 1 or 2 inches above the ground, and be careful not to tie it to close to the wheels so that you run over it when you back up. You may need to tie it back with something to prevent this (see picture).
Step 6: Mow!
Now you are ready to begin. If you start from the road and drive toward the house it will make a light stripe and when you come back you will make a dark stripe. Be Creative. If you go over your yard going front to back and then go over it again going left and right, it will make squares, or diamonds. (see faintly in the picture).
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thx for the inst. does anyone know how to make a zero turn cut better? engine runs fine, blades are sharp. just not getting a good cut. if so, could u plz make an inst on that? Thx
thanks for your inst. i was at a farm supply getting a piece of belting (available in widths starting at 4, i was getting 6 X 3′) and the guy asked if I was making a stripper. seems here they just add that behind the deck to stripe. This belting is bullet proof.
Thanks for that tip to both of you!
Very cool! I’ve always wondered how they did that! Thanks
And what is the point of striping a lawn again??
Can this be adapted for a walk behind mower
only if you mow tall and use a heavy stick/pipe/whatever with it.
Yeah but the effect isn’t as dramatic because a push mower is much closer to the ground. You will have to hike it up a wee bit and do everything the same for your push mower. You could also always mount this on a broom stick and do it by hand.
If you would own a simplicity mower instead of a deere, you wouldnt have to make this. simplicity’s have full width deck rollers built right on them.
Yeah buy a Simplicity instead of a real mower.
Go Green. Get rid of all that grass. (grin) We here in Florida are trying to use less water and go green and natural. Plant only local plants, tolerant of your growing conditions. You don’t need all that grass to mow.
I always wondered how they did that. Thanks for the great tip.
I’ve done this in the past, with good results. Someone else mentioned it, but I’ll hit it again, make sure to alternate the cut for each mowing, Mow front to back one session, then the next side to side, the next sideways, the next front to back, and so on and so forth. Heck, get creative, I’ve done spiral cuts before, and those look pretty sweet from time to time, keeps the neighbors guessing, thats for sure. but I always just used a push mower, and the effect was visible. Not sure you really need the bar. I also agree that incorporating a mechanism for the weighted bar to raise and lower it is a good idea as well. Perhaps and old throttle cable would work well? I guess it really depends on the weight of your bar, and the way it would be adjusted. Thoughts anyone?
Striping Kit for Lawn Mower: Worth it or Waste of Money?
Are you a garden admirer? Want something impressive on your lawn which would attract passers-by? Your neighbor is having an amazing lawn and you too wish to have the same? What about having beautiful stripes on your lawn?
Worried about the expenses? Thinking that you might need expensive tools from professional lawn mowing companies to create an eye-attracting lawn? Chill! No need for all those things. Who does not like a striped lawn? It hides all the imperfections of one’s lawn. It brings a clean and professional look to your home whereas these kinds of looks are usually found in stadiums or at universities.
It shows one’s artistic skills and striped lawns help to maintain a certain elite status. It clearly does not take a lot to create such a kind. There are people all around the world who only know that the basketball fields or the golf courses have striped lawns for the game. Ah! such green and lush everywhere. Always they look up at those stripes on the lawns, finding it to be a wonderful creation.
But it is easier now! Striped lawns can be present inside your houses too. All you need to have is a striping kit. It will help you to create outstanding stripes on your lawn and the best part is all can be done by oneself.
It is not at all a difficult task to perform. It does need some practice and secret tricks to create an amazing striped lawn of your own. Read the article below to learn further!
The striping takes place when the grasses bend in opposite directions. This happens better in chilly climates. The grasses have a waxy side which is known as the cuticle. It helps to maintain water directly from the roots.
So, especially in the winter season, the cuticle retains more liquid and kind of bends better. The summer season is not very ideal for the striping of the grasses. The stripping effect is properly evident when the grass is tall enough to bend which can be of a minimum height of 2 inches.
Lawn Striping | How To Stripe a Lawn With Any Mower
Short ones will always refuse to bend. So, a minimum of 2 inches is needed. The more the length of the grass the more of the dramatic stripes will appear.
The lawn striping process totally depends on the bending of the grasses. When the grasses are not so tall the effect does not make a real noise by its appearance. It is nothing but a game of reflection of the grasses.
Initially to Do Basics
Before stripping a lawn, mowing the grasses is the most important thing to do around the perimeter of the lawn to make it a working zone. It is done to make the parallel lines uniform.
Picking a pattern is very important before starting off. Always decide first what you want to create or else you can end messing everything up. Simple stripe patterns are easy to create which could be done smoothly by turning around and oppositely cutting a straight line from the adjacent line. Here a row is lighter, and the other row is darker. This is a sharp contrast.
Creating diagonal and grid patterns has got almost the same techniques. After creating the simple stripes, you just must go perpendicular to the opposite side. And in the case of a diagonal pattern, it just must be a bit angled to the edges of the lawn.
Usage of a Striping Kit
Striping kits can be attached to the back of the grass mowers. It can help the grass mower to press down the grass in a better way. It would bend the grasses more. Striping kits are not compulsory to have.
It is fine if you are not owning one. If you are already owning a grass mower and your budget is low, please do not go for a striping kit. Instead, if your budget is high and you want clearer and crispier stripes on your lawn, then you must surely go for having a striping kit. Or else such investments for your lawn is not mandatory.
Striping kits are found in online sites and are also found in the hardware shops at the local marketplace. The most expensive ones look like a cylindrical bar which can be attached behind the grass mowers. You can also go for the DIY options and make yourself comfortable along with the practice of striping.
It is always not about buying the most expensive striping kits for creating the stripes on your lawn. At times it depends on the type of lawn one owns. There are several striping kits at different prices.
But before buying, the buyer should know the correct usage, or he/she might buy the wrong thing and come home back. Professionals naturally own the most expensive striping kits especially as a part of their businesses.
But there are a few homeowners who dream to buy these professional kits. It is a clear waste of money if you are choosing this path. Go with less expensive striping kits. They work very well in the smaller yards and buying less expensive kits is never a wrong decision because money is always not everything.
To get started, always go with less expensive ones. Make sure that the width of the kit is suiting the back of the grass mower you already own or are willing to buy. Go for buying both the items having the same width. This is very important.
DIY Striping Kits
These kinds of striping kits for your lawns are very easy to assemble and create. The DIY kit just must match the width of the grass mower. Here all you need is a little amount of creativity and it does not consume a big amount of cost. Those who are DIYers totally do not prefer buying a striping kit.
If you enjoy DIY products, then you should surely go for creating one as it is easy to make them. So, waiting for what? Decide to make the kits of your own. Good striping kits are about weight. If you can create a kit that has got a good weight, then you can probably expect better stripes on your lawn.
Rubber mats and sandbags help a lot in creating such kits because of their thickness. The rubber mats are attached with iron and bolts. Do buy a lawn roller to create the stripes, it is the easiest technique of all. Get a slightly wider one which would be wider than the mower.
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Boat trailer rollers can also be used. These are available in the marine trailer supply stores. These rollers are having dense rubber material on them, so these are quite heavier. The rollers should be connected to the back of the mower and chains can be used.
PVC Pipes can be used too. PVC Pipes should be cut according to the width of the mower. Then the rollers should be attached to the mowers. The chain must be added to it. Attach it to each end of the PVC Pipes which will serve as a lawn roller.
A few Maintenance Tips
Lawn striping is the best for turfgrass. Winter season grasses are the most flexible among all and it tends to work better, and the summer season grasses do not comfort lawn striping because of its stiff blades.
Summer season grasses also do not last long like the winter season grasses. The stripes are also not so visible in the case of the summer grasses.
Practice mowing your lawn every two weeks. The blades of the mower should be sharp. This allows the grasses of the lawn to have neat and clean-cut.
Water your lawn regularly and never forgets to use compost and fertilizer on your lawn according to the needs of your soil.
Random Thoughts About the Kits
The technique of using the striping kits and what kind of pattern an owner is looking forward to are the two most important things when creating stripes on the lawn. The technique is important here and it totally does not matter whether the creator is having a professional striping kit or not.
Lawn striping also ensures good lawn health. This allows the Sun to nourish all the parts of a lawn. Never go in the same directions while striping a lawn. Do not stripe a lawn when the soil is wet. This will bring a matte look to your lawn and it is not the one which you have been wanting for so long.
Different routes ensure healthier lawns each time mowing is done. It allows the grasses to thrive. If you realize that your striping of a lawn is not being accurate then definitely treat the grasses of your lawn with a good fertilizer. A healthy lawn is very essential because it is one of the keys to achieving proper striping in your lawn.
And once already you are having a healthy lawn your efficient techniques and the striping kit will do all the remaining magic. Striping is nothing but a kind of practice. Initially, you may not succeed but there is nothing to get discouraged. Once you are a bit better at it you can try various sorts of interesting and amazing patterns on your lawn.