This post is the the first of many titled - “#TheLast5%” These posts are designed to illustrate how a grounds manager/coach/etc. can make his or her facility shine by completing the last 5% of playing surface/facility maintenance.
Today we are looking at the basics of mowing lines/patterns. Clean, crisp, and straight lines using a mower with sharp blades (think sharpen or back lap every week) makes a facility look better. A simple step, but a easy way, to make #TheLast5% look great for the coaches, players and fans. Below are photos of 2 facilities in Florida. Both had good overseeded bermudagrass surfaces. The first field has not been cut in a straight lines. The second field was cut in straight lines. What a difference a little thing like a mowing line can do to complete #TheLast5%