Mowing your yard in a pattern can enhance curb appeal and upgrade your lawn to beautiful. The most common path is to either mow straight lines or mow around the perimeter finishing in the center of the yard. But with a little extra time, you can create diamond pattern in your grass that stand out for several days before you mow again.
Mowing diamonds in the grass
Whether you use a push mower or riding mower doesn’t matter, nor does the size or shape of your yard. If your yard is littered with lawn ornaments, helter skelter flower beds and other bric-a-brac, you may have a more difficult time.
Follow these eight easy steps as outlined in the lawn striping video to get an eye-catching diamond grass pattern:
- Start by mowing the longest diagonal center stripe, then make a pass back next to it.
- Now, drive around the edge of your yard and mow a second stripe in the same direction – that will give you one light stripe with two dark stripes next to it.
- Continue this pattern – one out and two back – until you reach the corner of your lawn. Then, do the other side the same way.
- Start by going over your first lawn diagonal stripe in the same direction so that the grass pattern will be balanced.
- Continue alternating one out, and two back, to the other corner of the lawn. The lawn is now completely cut.
- To make the crossing stripes, make another long diagonal pass between the other two corners of the lawn, and make the return cut right next to it like you did before.
- Then, continue the pattern – one stripe out, two stripes back – until you reach the other corner.
- Do the same for the other half of the lawn striping project. Finally, do a clean-up pass all around the pattern to smooth out any turn areas, and frame it in.