Believe it or not, but mowing your lawn doesn’t have to just consist of boringly going back and forth. Mower Source thinks that creativity definitely extends to lawn mowing patterns, so we bring you some of our favorite designs.
Baseball Field Striped Look
This is one of the easiest looks to achieve, and one of the snazziest ones, too. One of the most notable places to see this design is at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which has become synonymous with the ballpark grass look. To get it, just follow these steps:
This is very similar to the ballpark grass look, except instead of cutting diagonal patterns, you stick to perpendicular stripes. The methodology is exactly the same, but with one key difference: instead of going up and down in one-way stripes and then making a 90-degree cut to mow those stripes, start by mowing right around the edge of your lawn. Once you’ve cut the perimeter, cut stripes the same way, and then turn the mower around at a 90-degree angle and go perpendicular. Again, you’ll want to use a lawn roller to bend the grass blades in a different direction to emphasize the checkerboard look (or adjust the blade height so some squares contain grass blades that are higher than the alternating ones).
This is one of those neat lawn patterns where the design looks really complicated, but the effort is actually ridiculously easy. It’s not quite David Bowie-esque from Labyrinth, but pretty close. To get a spiral look, follow this one step:
Remember how we said a spiral was so easy, you could do it blindfolded with a ferret clawing for your attention (or something along those lines)? Well, a double spiral is a really close second. Just like the first pattern, we recommend using chalk to first plan out your design so you can get it perfectly right.
With a double spiral, what you’ll be doing differently is skipping a lane every time you go forward with the lawn mower. So, instead of just pushing your lawn mower forward in an inward concentric circle, you’ll be “skipping” a row and leaving a lawn mower’s width to go back over in the opposite direction (this is why we recommend using chalk; you won’t have to eyeball anything to get it perfect).