$1.50 DIY Behind Mower Lawn Striper

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Introduction: $1.50 DIY Behind Mower Lawn Striper

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I purchased this house a year ago and have spent the last year getting my lawn back from complete crunchy brown destruction to this thick emerald green.

Now that I have slaved away to get the yard thick and green I figured it was time to show off a bit and dominate the neighbors.

Not to mention it's great for the grass to optimize photosynthesis. But the above statement is more fun so lets go with that!

Step 1: Plugged Up

Got some of these plugs at Lowes for like $1.50

Not so much a step as a bragging right that this is all it cost!

Remember we are going with the domination statement not the it's hood for the grass, even if it is!

Step 2: Remove the Flap

Remove the debris flap on the back of the mower.

Step 3: E6000

Glue the hell out of the plug on one side and wipe off the excess.

Step 4: BB's Bitches!

Fill the flap with BB's.

Step 5: Return Back to Step 3

Glue the other side and let it sit for a minimum of 24 hrs.

Step 6: Reinstall

Now go mow!

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    9 Discussions

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    Pernickety Jon
    Pernickety Jon

    2 years ago

    If you want to be really kind to your grass, try a cylinder/roller type lawn-mower; they cut the grass, rather than whip the ends off, like a rotary mower does. Even the hand-pushed models work well. Best of all, they do the stripes naturally, without any hacks! (Good looking lawn BTW.)

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    JAMESM466
    JAMESM466

    2 years ago

    Nice, easy lawn striper hack. How does it handle when you pull backward? Does the flap turn under the mower?

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    Withered Perception
    Withered Perception

    Reply 1 year ago

    No issues at all. The flap is designed to be pulled in reverse. We simply added weight.

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    bwittle-gaylor
    bwittle-gaylor

    Reply 2 years ago

    I had the same thought or question in regards to pulling the mower backwards...

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    imcp1024
    imcp1024

    Reply 2 years ago

    I took my flap off because of this, but how does it make stripes?

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    Withered Perception
    Withered Perception

    Reply 2 years ago

    It pushes the grass over in a directional line after cutting the grass which optimizes the look of the stripe. Each pass lays a different stripe in a different direction. If you have a big enough yard make your stripes 2 passes wide.

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    Withered Perception
    Withered Perception

    Reply 2 years ago

    As always the flap goes under the mower. They are designed that way, not that I mow backwards. You could always put a stop block or a metal spar behind the flap to keep it from flipping under if you wanted to prevent it from rolling backwards under the mower.

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    Withered Perception
    Withered Perception

    Reply 2 years ago

    All flaps are designed to go under the mower in reverse. but again a simple spar would prevent that if you need it stay behind the mower.

    With that being said to get a proper stripe you shouldn't mow backwards anyways.