Lawnscapes: Mowing Patterns to Make Your Yard a Work of Art
Show your artistic abilities to the world--with your front lawn as the canvas!Lawnscapes contains 20 totally amazing designs that will transform the yard into a work of art. With easy-to-follow instructions, readers will learn the skills and techniques necessary to create patterns, pictures, holiday scenes, even words and phrases. All that's needed is string, a lawn mower and, of course, a lawn. Patterns are divided into Basic (checkerboard, bull's eye), Intermediate (flower, sunburst) and Advanced for writing words. Pictures include a glowing jack-o'-lantern and a Christmas tree with lights. With a cool Astroturf cover, Lawnscapes will have great appeal for house-proud suburbanites, as a Father's Day gift, or a gift for guys in general.
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Introduction 8 The Principles of Lawn Striping
Planning Your Design
Marking Your Guides
Earning Your Stripes
The Straight and Narrow
Diamonds and Plaid
Messages and Decoration
Lettering and Numbers
CongratulationsLovers Knot and
Mowing a Masterpiece
ABSTRACT ART angle background baseline bull's-eye center point checkerboard circle color create curves Cutting Remarks dark decorations design that blends diagonal diagram diamond downward stripes ELVIS follow four mowers freehand Graph paper grid guide box half horticultural sand house number large lawn lawn design lawn pattern Lawn rake lawn striping lawnmower length of string lettering ruler light areas Locate loop main spiral maze measuring minimum space move the mower mow a border mow a second mow a straight Mow the entire mower's width MOWING METHOD mown number of stripes parallel stripes Place the mower plaid pattern previous stripe rake or brush rays reach right edge route shape Small stakes Small wooden stakes square starting point straight line straight stripe string guide string guideline striped lawn STRIPING PATTERN subsequent stripes sunburst sure tracing paper Transfer your design tree Valentine's Day wavy line wing wingtip