This past week I got to observe a new female worker mowing and trying extremely hard to put beautiful laser lines into her lawn. Sure, she didn't set any speed records but she mowed safely and her lines were fine. Gold star!
Something like ten minutes later another worker, having finished his mowing, returned to his truck and took the shortest route in. He went right across the girl's beautiful laser lines, thus committing a classic lawn care mistake.
What's the big deal? Line crossing ruins the presentation. And if you think it's too harsh, I have a true story for you. Some years back one worker crossed his own mow lines at a residential tower. One owner looked down on the lawn in horror and called the company's office to complain.
So, definitely hustle when you mow but exit your lawns with care. Don't cut across your lines. Take the extra seconds and go around the perimeter.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLT