How to Stripe a Lawn? A Guide to That Classic Wimbledon Look

How to Stripe a Lawn? A Guide to That Classic Wimbledon Look

Posted by Hyundai Power Equipment on 26th Jun 2023

How to Stripe a Lawn? A Guide to that Classic Wimbledon Look

Author Hyundai Power Products Category | How to Guides / Published: June-26-2024

Get your strawberries and cream ready – Wimbledon is in full swing! One of the most iconic and competitive professional tennis tournaments.

The perfectly-manicured lawns on those famous grass courts feature classic stripes, but how can you achieve a striped lawn and bring a little bit of Wimbledon magic into your own back garden?

Whilst we might not be able to advise on how to improve your serve or your backhand, what we can offer you is a look at our range of Hyundai Roller Lawn Mowers!

Why Lawn Striping?

Lawn striping is a popular grass cutting technique used to create visual interest and add a touch of elegance to your lawn. The alternating light and dark stripes give your lawn a professional and well-manicured look, similar to the famous grass courts of Wimbledon. Not only does it enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, but it also creates a sense of depth and dimension. If you're looking to make your lawn the envy of the neighbourhood, lawn striping is the way to go.

Tools and Equipment

To achieve those beautiful lawn stripes, you'll need a few essential tools and equipment. Here's a list of what you'll need:

Lawn Mower with a Rear Roller: A lawn mower equipped with a rear roller is the key to creating those distinct stripes. The roller presses the grass down in one direction, while the cutting blades trim the grass at a consistent height, resulting in the contrasting stripe effect.

Measuring Tape: Use a measuring tape to mark out the width and spacing of your stripes, ensuring precision and uniformity.

Lawn Edger: A lawn edger is handy for creating clean and defined edges along the borders of your lawn, separating it from flower beds or walkways.

Lawn Fertiliser: A healthy lawn is essential for achieving vibrant stripes. Choose a suitable lawn fertiliser to promote strong and lush grass growth.

The rear roller on our lawn mowers isn’t only able to help you produce those classic stripes - it also offers other advantages! Roller mowers offer the benefit of flattening small bumps on your lawn, such as worm casts or leveling out small holes. If you have a particularly bumpy lawn, roller mowers are a fantastic option as the roller helps the lawn mower skirt over the bumps, lessening the likelihood of you accidentally scalping your lawn to keep it looking uniformly neat and green.

Step-by-Step Guide to Striping Your Lawn

STEP 1: Preparing Your Lawn

Before you start mowing, ensure that your lawn is in good condition. Remove any debris, weeds, or other obstacles that might hinder the mowing process.

Additionally, give your lawn a thorough watering a day or two before mowing to ensure the grass is well-hydrated.

STEP 2: Choosing the Right Mowing Technique

Decide on the pattern you want for your lawn stripes. The most common technique involves mowing in straight lines, alternating the direction with each pass. However, you can experiment with other patterns, such as diagonal or chevron, to create a unique look..


STEP 3: Creating Your First Stripes

Begin mowing at one end of your lawn, making sure to overlap each pass slightly to ensure even cutting. As you mow, the rear roller will flatten the grass in the direction you're mowing, creating the first set of stripes. Once you reach the end, turn around and mow in the opposite direction, parallel to the first set of stripes. Continue this alternating pattern until you've covered the entire lawn.

So, whether your home or business features expansive, rolling acres of lawns or you want to make the most of a humble yet beloved grassy patch, here are our top lawn mower picks for getting your lawn to rival that of Wimbledon’s Centre Court this summer.

Best Striping Lawnmowers

The first of our roller lawn mower options is the HYM3800E – the most budget-friendly roller mower on our list. Alongside the rear roller, this Hyundai corded electric lawn mower features a durable anti-rust chassis, a 38cm / 15” cutting width, and a generous 10m power cable – ideal for small to medium-sized lawns.

Although this mower isn’t self-propelled like our petrol-powered options, it is lightweight at just 12.5kg, making it easy to push around your garden.

This mower features both a 40L grass catcher bag and also an eco-friendly mulching feature that returns fine grass trimmings to your grass for a greener and healthier lawn.

Quick and easy to assemble out of the box, this electric mower also features foldable handles for easy transportation in your car boot and compact storage in your garage or shed. As it’s electric, it also requires minimal maintenance – there’s no worrying about charging a battery or dealing with stale petrol or topping up with oil as with other types of mower.

Did you know?

It’s a myth that mulching creates lawn thatch. If your grass is suffering from bald patches, browning or feels spongy underfoot, read our expert tips to find out how to fix this.

For those with larger lawns, or who prefer the freedom of petrol, we have a range of petrol lawn mowers on offer.

Our most budget-friendly petrol roller mower option, the HYM430SPER, features a cutting width of 43cm / 17” which is great for small to medium-sized lawns. It’s also self-propelled, meaning it drives itself so all you need to do is steer – no pushing required. This mulching lawn mower features a 45L grass catcher bag as well as 5 adjustable cutting heights to tailor the finish on your lawn.

Featuring a soft-pull recoil start, the HYM430SPR is powered by an impressive Hyundai 139cc / 3.7hp OHV economical petrol 4-stroke engine for quick and efficient cutting.

For the most convenient option of an electric push-button start, the HYM480SPER is a fantastic option for medium to large lawns. Alongside the split rear roller for those all-important stripes and the advantage of an electric start (as well as recoil backup), this self-propelled petrol lawn mower has all of the same features as the HYM430SPR as well as a 48cm / 19” cutting width and large 70L grass catcher bag for minimal emptying.


Top Tip:

Selecting the Right Grass Type: Certain grass types, such as Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass, tend to showcase stripes more prominently. Consider the grass species best suited for your climate.

By following some of out experts you too can easily achieve a Wimbledon-worthy lawn with stunning stripes.

We hope you’ve found this blog informative. Remember: if you need any further buying advice, our team of experts is on-hand to help you - so just get in touch!

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful and remember: if you need any further advice, our team of experts is on-hand to help you, so just get in touch! If you have any questions please visit For expert advice or any questions you may have, you can give us a call on 01646 687880, fill out the contact form here or drop us a message on any of our social media pages - Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.