Start by completing the diagonal or checkerboard pattern listed above. This serves as a template for the zigzag pattern and is very helpful when first applying this unique stripe pattern.
Select a “light” stripe towards the center of the checkerboard area. Travel across one of the intersecting “dark” stripes and onto the next “light” stripe. Carefully turn the mower, while on the “light” stripe, 90 degrees to the right. Move forward across the next “dark” stripe and onto the “light” stripe, and carefully turn the mower 90 degrees to the left. Keep repeating this as you move across the area. When you reach the end of the area you are striping, repeat this procedure on the light-colored stripe next to the zigzag path you just mowed. Repeat.
Finish the job by mowing the perimeter again. Going over the perimeter once again will remove any stripe-pattern irregularities left from turning at the end of each row and deliver a clean, finished look.