Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land (Woodland Companies)

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

People laugh when I tell them I mow my own yard. Always have and probably always will. I have zoysia grass (think golf greens). I usually cut it in alternating diagonal patterns (breaks the monotony) and creates an amazing effect!

Jun 24, 2015 04:08 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Variable patterns every time...but few will mow from outside in if they care about lines as there is no way to get out without crossing the lines.

My neighbors really get confused when I go out in the middle and start mowing in an ever expanding circle....especially while chanting...

Jun 24, 2015 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We eliminated our lawn and replaced it with garden area. The remaining grass is in the common area and is cut by HOA contractors. 

Jun 24, 2015 06:46 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I mow mine differently each time!

Jun 24, 2015 05:10 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I mow the lawn using my checkbook.  Write it to the lawn service.

Jun 24, 2015 03:40 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my landscapers mow my lawn at a different angle every week....I love it....

Jun 24, 2015 03:00 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nicholas Crane I don't know. I'll have to ask my lawn guy. I always mowed it on an angle.

Jun 24, 2015 04:42 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My husband mows ours and varies the pattern.

Jun 24, 2015 04:24 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

When I had a lawn to mow with a ride on, I'd change it up every time.  Outside-in, inside-out, sometimes I even tried to draw pictures.

Jun 24, 2015 03:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't mow my lawn; it's done for me by the HOA and I have no idea what they do.

Jun 24, 2015 10:47 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

neither I do rows from one side to the other.  And just for fun sometimes I skip and go back to mulch it up smaller.

Jun 24, 2015 03:47 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nicholas Crane - I leave it to my!

Jun 24, 2015 02:42 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I mow in Diagonal striped and then chnge the direction the next week, so it looks like squares.  I go from the inside out.

Jun 24, 2015 01:32 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Form the outside in, didnt think about much until reading your question. 

Jun 24, 2015 10:56 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

In the days when I loved to mow the lawn on my garden tractor it varied.  Outside to in in a square or diagonal.

Jun 24, 2015 03:02 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I mow my own lawn, not to save money but I find it therapeautic and a bit more exercise. As for my rentals I have a lawn service as I don't have time for all of them.

And to answer your question I change it up but I never start from the middle.

Jun 24, 2015 10:38 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I consider it a bad use of my time and for $35 it is mowed and edged.

Jun 24, 2015 10:06 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We live in a zero lot line, patio home, there is no grass to mow.

Jun 24, 2015 10:01 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a couple of patterns...I like the look and get many comments on it.

Jun 24, 2015 12:35 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Neither.  We have a lawn guy!  :-)

Jun 24, 2015 10:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think any lawn large enough to put a pattern on should really be turned into a garden or a pasture rather than an excuse to waste time and gas on every week.

Other than that you will have to ask my lawn guy how he mows it.


Jun 24, 2015 07:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't mow my lawn but the lawn service starts on the perimeter and works inward.

Oct 17, 2016 02:02 AM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

I have to mow from the outside.  My wife will not let me start the mower inside.  Now that covers the lawn; but on the farm, it is mowed in random order: one cow goes one way while another goes differently.  But they do multi-task,:  they fertilize as they go.


Truthfully, I use a Ford Tractor and Bushhog at the farm.  My wife made the mistake a few years back of saying she wished she could get some exercise.  I suggested mowing the grass.  It worked, and so does she.

Jun 25, 2015 01:43 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

My wife cuts my rear yard so I will have to ask her. I cut the front and change the angle every few cuts. 

Jun 25, 2015 12:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Neither - I live in a condo.

I do remember doing the criss-cross mowing method when I was a kid -- I liked the order and the way it looked.   

Jun 25, 2015 12:38 AM