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Mowing Lawn Patterns
BLACK+DECKER B+D Contributor 125 Projects
Mowing patterns in your lawn is a simple way to add an interesting graphic element to your landscape. A basic design such as stripes in two directions is a good way to get acquainted with what it will take to create a more complicated pattern. Although they aren’t difficult to achieve, take your time; the most successful patterns require a certain amount of precision.
Once you’ve done a basic stripe pattern, you can graduate to increasingly complex designs, such as a checkerboard or diagonal diamond pattern. Regardless of the pattern, the idea is the same: mow in the directions for the pattern you’re trying to create, then roll the lawn in the same directions to bend the grass blades in that direction.
If the pattern goes horribly wrong, you can always roll the entire lawn in one direction to essentially “erase” your attempt. But no matter what pattern you use, or how it turns out, do not repeat the same pattern every time you mow or you’ll damage the health of your grass.