One of the easiest ways to give your garden a touch of class is to mow stripes into the lawn. Done right, this will give your lawn the same regal look as professional sports stadiums and stately homes.
This effect is not achieved with magic – it is simple the effect of flattening the blades of grass in opposite directions in adjacent stripes.
Because grass is angled differently, it reflects the light in different directions, producing a slightly different colour.
What you Need to Mow Stripes
To get that perfectly striped lawn you will need something to flatten the blades of grass.stri
The best tool for doing this is a roller, which are sold both as part of a roller mower and as separate tools.
Obviously using a separate roller is more time-consuming as you will have to cover the lawn twice.
If you don’t have a roller mower, you may be able to fix something to the back of your regular mower that will push the grass down.
How to Mow Lawn Stripes
With the right mower (or a roller) getting those snazzy stripes is easy.
Mow a straight line first, and when you reach the end of the first line, spin the mower on the spot to get into position for the next pass.
Tip: it is easier to mow in a straight line if you keeping looking straight ahead at a point on the wall, or a tree, or something.mower stripes
If you get bored of stripes, try mowing a checkerboard effect into your lawn — simply mow stripes as described above, and then repeat the process at right angles.