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  • OFF TOPIC UGLY lawn mowing stripes. Am I the only one?

    In my suburban St Louis neighborhood,most of the people make their hired help mow their lawns with a striped pattern.I think that it is ugly ,ugly.Am I the only one? To me , it is just like repainting a beautiful Hardinge HLV lathe safety yellow. Edwin Dirnbeck
    Last edited by Edwin Dirnbeck; 09-29-2021, 12:29 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Edwin Dirnbeck View Post
    In my suburban St Louis neighborhood,most of the people make their hired help mow their lawns with a striped pattern.I think that it is ugly ,ugly.Am I the only one? Edwin Dirnbeck
    Yeah, I think its just you. Not a big deal. At least you get to mow yours like you like JR

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    • #3
      Not my cup of tea either. Someone thought it cool and does it. Others copy it so they also can be special. AS the saying goes; I'm unique, just like everybody else.

      lg
      no neat sig line
      near Salem OR

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      • #4
        I don't care one way or the other.

        But I've always been puzzled by the practice of laying down the stripes in a diagonal pattern, which became the fad many years ago. It would make sense if the geometry of the lawn dictated doing so, but most often it requires more complicated maneuvering. Though it has seemed to have fallen somewhat out of vogue in recent years.
        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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        • #5
          Lawns are a conspiracy of Big Grass Seed, Big Fertilizer, and Big Lawn Mower! Don't drink the Koolaid! Plant gardens!
          "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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          • #6
            I mow mine in the pattern that requires the least labor/run time.
            Going round and round in smaller and smaller squares.
            I think the other guys have a bad case of "keeping up with the Jones's"
            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
              .....
              I think the other guys have a bad case of "keeping up with the Jones's"
              It happens in every walk of life. ....even among home shop machinists!
              Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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              • #8
                I like keeping the stripes straight as much as I can within reason. It's not practical for some parts of the yard - especially with a tractor style ride on.

                If you're using a zero turn mower, it's almost easier to pivot at the end a of a straight run and go back the way you came, making straight lines across the yard.

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                • #9
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                  Really need this!?
                  JFLingg @ 25 miles east of Colorado Springs, Colorado

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mickeyf View Post
                    Lawns are a conspiracy of Big Grass Seed, Big Fertilizer, and Big Lawn Mower! Don't drink the Koolaid! Plant gardens!
                    Big Grass Seed is really Big Chemical/Big Petroleum.
                    Death to Bluegrass lawns. Plant a wildflower meadow/vegetable garden/xeriscape.

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                    • #11
                      With all the things going on in this world, THIS is the LAST thing I need to concern myself with....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
                        With all the things going on in this world, THIS is the LAST thing I need to concern myself with....
                        I like to concern myself with things like this BECAUSE of all the things going on in this world...
                        25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                        • #13
                          I like the stripes! My mower makes great stripes.
                          Location: The Black Forest in Germany

                          How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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                          • #14
                            For those of you that watched MONK on tv, he vacuumed his carpet that way. You would only understand if you watched him.
                            John Titor, when are you.

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                            • #15
                              I believe that fad started in St Louis because it looks like the way the baseball field is mowed.

                              (Also in a St Louis Suburb)
                              2730

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

                              Everything not impossible is compulsory

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