This just in for the man, or woman, who craves a fancy-cut lawn that is the talk of the neighborhood.
Now, you can add professional-looking stripes and patterns to your grass -- just like you see on golf courses, sports fields and commercial properties.
All you do is attach Toro's new Lawn Striping System to your walk-behind mower and away you go.
Even though lawn loathers may laugh at this tool, you can boast you are still getting good exercise pushing your mower instead of riding a lawn tractor like so many people tend to do these days.
All you need to use the striping system, which can be used with or without a bagger on most any mower, is a Phillips screwdriver and 16 to 20 pounds of dry sand.
First, fill the system's roller with dry sand. Next, attach the universal bracket system to your mower with the screwdriver. Then, start mowing and striping at the same time.
Creating professional-looking stripes requires a bit of planning before you start -- but it takes no more effort than simply mowing your lawn.
To create a straight pattern, first cut around the perimeter of your yard, then, starting at a point that generates the greatest visual impression, mow all the way across. This creates the first stripe. Turn around and mow in the other direction, using your first stripe as a guide to create the next -- and so on. The weighted roller simply bends the grass, reflecting the light differently -- creating light or dark stripes as you mow.
A pattern guide is included with each kit to help you create more advanced patterns.
To see how it's all done, see the video at Toro.com/lawnpatterns, and look for a lawn patterning contest with prizes.
The striping system, $90, is available at Toro dealers and at ShopToro.com.