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Tips & Patterning

Patterning Tips

  • Prior to patterning, cut the perimeter of the grass plot, allowing you to easily turn around without sacrificing the integrity of the pattern.
  • If any obstructions, such as fence lines, retaining walls, flower- beds, are impeding your pattern cut, you may easily remove the cover/roller portion of the S&B lawn striping system prior to beginning pattern cut.
  • It is important to have a well-maintained lawn in order to experience all the benefits of an S&B lawn striping system, which includes watering, fertilizing, keeping lawn mower blade sharp, mow regularly and refrain from cutting more than 1/3 of the current grass height.
  • It is important to know what kind of grass you have prior to using an S&B lawn striping system. Cool season grasses such as Rye, Fescue and Bluegrass pattern more easily. Warm season grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia do not pattern as well due to their coarseness. Refer to the Zone Map as a reference.
  • Changing mowing patterns and designs every few weeks is healthy for your lawn.
  • Do not mow your lawn under extreme heat or sun
  • Use DRY sand when filling roller. Place roller in a secure upright position and use a funnel to aid in pouring the DRY sand into roller. S&B Lawn Systems recommends medium grade, kiln dried sand for roller fill which can be commonly found at your local hardware store or home improvement center.
  • Try not to mow and pattern your lawn when overly wet as it may cause a “matting” effect
  • Consider aerating your lawn in the fall to allow air and water to penetrate the root system
  • Consider an over-seed program
  • Do not assemble, disassemble, attach, inspect your lawn striping system while the mower is running. Shut off the mower before preforming any of these actions.
  • Use DRY sand when filling roller. Place roller in a secure upright position and use a funnel to aid in pouring the DRY sand into roller. S&B Lawn Systems recommends medium grade, kiln dried sand for roller fill which can be commonly found at your local hardware store or home improvement center.
  • Can we get the graphics and wording that is on the pattering guide on this page-Straight Pattern, Wave Pattern, Circle Pattern, Checkerboard Pattern?
how to pattern a straight pattern
how to pattern a wave pattern in your lawn