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Networx: How to mow stripes in your lawn

Lawn striping or other patterns are not actually mown in. Instead, sections of the lawn are mechanically flatten, creating an optical illusion. [John Deere]
Laura Firszt More Content Now
Posted: Jun. 20, 2019 8:49 am

Everyone wants a good-looking lawn: tall, lush, green and even. But some homeowners want to be better than good; they’d like a lawn that stands out. That’s why lawn striping - a technique borrowed from ballparks and golf courses - is hot right now.

Find out what the buzz is about and how to mow stripes in your lawn, in this discussion with Mark Waldvogel, Product Manager at John Deere

1. Explain how to mow stripes in your lawn.

The stripes or other patterns are not actually mown in. Instead, you mechanically flatten sections of your lawn, creating an optical illusion. The way light hits the grass makes grass pointed toward you appear darker than if it’s pointed away. The more you flatten the grass in a particular direction, the more pronounced the contrast. 

2. Do you need a certain type of mower or equipment?

You won’t need a special mower, but I’d recommend a striping attachment, or "kit." These are available for walking mowers, Z-type (zero-turn) mowers, or lawn tractors.

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