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I Want Stripes.......

Have you ever wondered why the nursing facility next to your business has a beautifully striped lawn, but yours doesn’t? Are you scared to have large commercial mowers on your small yard? If you have answered yes to both of these questions then you may need to sit down and read this blog. I am going to give some freemium Brunner’s education that will ease your fears and also help you achieve the beautifully striped yard like your neighbors.

The first question I asked is in reference to having stripes in your turf. The stripes in turf are purely a light reflection. When you mow, the grass bends after it is cut. When you turn around and go the opposite direction, the grass bends the other way. These different blades of grass then reflect the light that the human eye then reads as a beautifully aesthetic striping design. Sometimes a high in weed turf may not show the striping like lush weed-free grass. A simple lawn chemical program will solve that problem. Voila, a striped yard.

Aesthetics is not the only reason for striping, Striping is also a byproduct of correct technique. When a large commercial mower travels in the same direction every week, the weight on the tires begin to rut and leave tire prints. Over time this will create a bumpy and uneven yard. When you mow your turf in opposite directions, you prevent the weight of the machines from travelling over the same areas regularly. And that brings us to our second question. A lot of clients do not like large mowers in small areas because of the fear of rutting. If you are working with a reputable company like ours, you should not have to worry about that. The different directions approach typically solves this issue. The crew on site should have the knowledge to understand when a push mower or smaller machine should be used based on size and terrain.

As you see, Brunner’s can provide you with a beautifully striped yard without the ruts and damage from the large machines. If you have any questions and would like to sit down, give us a call at (937) 681-4859. Thanks for your time and have a good day.


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