Introduction: Lawn Striper
This will show you how to stripe your yard like the professionals, and you'll save $100!
Step 1: Gather
1. pvc pipe 3" thick and the width of the back wheels or slightly smaller.(see picture)
2. 3/4" thick plywood
3. 2 "eye" hooks big enough for 2 plastic ties to go through.
4. Several long plastic ties
7. 3" hole saw (optional)
8. Gravel or sand.
Step 2: Cut the Pipe to Length
After cutting the pipe to length, cut the 2 end caps out of 3/4" plywood with a hole saw,jigsaw or band saw, unless you want to buy 2 pvc endcaps.
Step 3: Mount the Hooks
measure the distance between the 2 places you will be tying the striper to on the mower and drill 2 holes that distance apart on the pipe. Make sure the holes are slightly thinner than the screw part on the hooks.
Step 4: Fill It
screw one plywood cap or pvc cap to the one end of the pipe and fill it with gravel, sand, or anything that will give the pipe plenty of weight. Next, screw on the other plywood or pvc cap.
Step 5: Tie It On
Now you should be ready to tie it on.
You will need 2 very long plastic ties or some wire.
Keep it about 1 or 2 inches above the ground, and be careful not to tie it to close to the wheels so that you run over it when you back up. You may need to tie it back with something to prevent this (see picture).
Step 6: Mow!
Now you are ready to begin.
If you start from the road and drive toward the house it will make a light stripe and when you come back you will make a dark stripe. Be Creative. If you go over your yard going front to back and then go over it again going left and right, it will make squares, or diamonds. (see faintly in the picture).