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Make Your Lawn A Masterpiece

Lawn Striping How-To

 

All of us have the ability to put together an elegantly patterned lawn and with any great work of art, you must start with a good canvas, in this case a healthy lawn. Water your lawn frequently, remember to fertilize, and never cut off more than one-third the height of your grass at one time.

While mowing you see lined patterns but now there is a great tool to help make those stripes and designs more vivid and visually pleasing- the Toro Lawn Striping System.This attachment assists you in creating patterns from the basic to the most advanced works of art. When beginning, consider the viewpoint of your design such as the center of your sidewalk, driveway, or street; remember our easy tips for a healthy lawn and your canvas will be set for any masterpiece you can think of!

Some basic lawn patterns include the Straight, Wave, Checkerboard, and Circle patterns, check these easy step-by-step instructions:

To create the Straight Pattern:

1. Cut the perimeter of your lawn (2 passes are recommended to allow for consistent turning and clean visual patterns) this can be done with or without the striping attachment.
2. Mow your first ‘stripe’ while keeping in mind a ‘line of sight’ to keep stripe alignment straight.
3. Continue to align ‘stripes’ paralleled to the first.

 

 

 

 

To create the Wave Pattern:

1. Cut the perimeter of your lawn (2 passes are recommended).
2. Mow your first ‘stripe’, for a smooth wave pattern attempt to keep turns subtle and consistent throughout the design. Remember to keep a ‘line of sight’ such as a tree, post, or flag pole as reference points to help with alignment.
3. Continue to align ‘stripes’ paralleled to the first.

 

 

To create the Checkerboard Pattern:

1. Cut the perimeter of your lawn (2 passes are recommended) with or without the striping attachment.
a. Helpful Hint: Plan your pattern so that both sets of stripes are positioned diagonally with your intended line of sight.
2. Mow your first ‘stripe’ just as in the ‘Straight Pattern’ keeping a ‘line of sight’.
3. Continue to align ‘stripes’ with the original.
4. Your second pass will criss cross over the first patterned design, helping to create the checkerboard effect.

 

To create the Circle Pattern:

1. Cut the perimeter of your lawn (2 passes are recommended).
2. Start in the inner most point of your circle.
3. Alternate directions for each circle thereafter.
Helpful Hint: This pattern works best around trees or flagpoles, you can also rake any uneven areas obtained during turning points into the next circle.

 

Helpful Hints:
• Keep mower blades sharp for a clean cut.
• Try not to mow when grass is wet, as it can cause a “matting” effect.
• Do not mow under extreme heat or sun.
• Changing mowing patterns every few weeks is healthy for your lawn.
• Do not assemble, disassemble, attach, or inspect the Striping System while the mower is running.
• Before beginning, consider the viewpoint of your design such as the center of your sidewalk, driveway, or street.
• Never cut off more than 1/3 the height of your grass at one time.

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One Response to Make Your Lawn A Masterpiece

  1. radhika says:

    NICE ARTICLE