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Tips to Keep Your Lawn Looking Great: Install Anti-Scalp Rollers and Lawn Striping Kits

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Examrk Zero-Turn mower keep your lawn looking great with features like anti-scalp rollers and lawn striping kits

Two relatively simple upgrades to your lawn mower can elevate your lawn. Anti-scalp rollers and lawn striping bars are easy to install, relatively inexpensive, and help keep your lawn looking professionally cut, without the cost of hiring a lawn service.

Avoid Lawn Scalping with Anti-Scalp Roller Kits

One of the quickest ways to kill a lawn is to cut the grass too close to the base. Longer grass is healthier for several reasons, including the additional shade provided by the long blades of grass, the ability to hold moisture for longer, and the ability to photosynthesize more energy. Knowing how to strike the perfect balance between grass length for health (where longer is better) and grass length for aesthetics (where a nice, clean cut is ideal) is a key element in good lawn care.

While the most common cause of lawn scalping is setting the mower blades at the lowest height, accidental scalping can happen. This is usually due to an uneven or bumpy lawn, especially ones with lots of low areas. As the mower is no longer level, you can slice the grass too close to the base.

If you’ve just upgraded to a wider mower, it can come as a surprise that a yard is uneven. With a small walk behind, those tiny dips and divots often go unnoticed. When you’re making wide passes with a heavy piece of machinery, every bit of uneven ground becomes a potential scalp zone. A wrong turn could have you running the deck into the dirt and cutting away a much bigger chunk of grass than you intended.

The best way to keep your deck from digging into the dirt or bottoming out is to install anti-scalp rollers onto your mower. These easy-to-attach rollers protect the trim side of your deck so that it remains level and flat over the toughest terrain. Many of our mowers have an anti-scalping roller option making it less likely to scalp the lawn.

It is important to keep these anti-scalp rollers in good condition and repair, as the roller pins can come loose, and the wheels can wear down with excessive use. If you routinely work on uneven ground, you should include roller maintenance into your regular mower upkeep schedule.

Lawn Striping Kits

If you want the crisp stripes of a ball field and you aren’t currently achieving them, installing a striping bar will give you the defined stripes you want. Stripes occur because of the way light is reflected off of blades of grass after the mower has passed over it. A pass in one direction pushes the grass blades to the right; as you come back the other direction, the mower pushes them the left. A striping bar will push the grass down further, accentuating your stripes.

With the right mower, Exmark upgrades, and vigilance, you can get the professional results you want, no matter what the terrain. Find a local dealer to get the Exmark mower that’s right for your lawn.

Rear-Discharge Mowers vs. Side-Discharge Mowers

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Red Exmark 96" Flex Wing Mower Deck

If you’re buying a new mower, one of your first decisions is between a side-discharge or rear-discharge deck. UltraCut rear-discharge decks are viable solutions for professionals who want increased clipping control and the ability to trim on both sides. If you’re looking for a new residential mower, here are some reasons for choosing a rear discharge deck.

Increased Clipping Control

Rear-discharge mowers send clippings out the back of the deck in a wide pattern for increased clipping and debris management. Because of this, they reduce the likelihood of rocks, debris and foreign objects being discharged at high speed, a big plus in residential neighborhoods and high population areas.

No Need to Plan Your Pattern

With a side-discharge mower, you need to plan your mowing path so you trim against obstacles, plantings and sidewalks with the discharge chute pointed away from it. With a rear-discharge mower, you can take the most efficient path, and trim on both sides of the deck.

More Efficient Mowing with Reduced Noise

Exmark’s UltraCut Rear-Discharge decks use a counter-rotating blade design and patented Flow Control baffles to reduce clipping over-processing. Because clippings are cut once and discharged, our rear discharge decks are more efficient than equivalent side-discharge decks that pass clippings from blade to blade before discharging them. As an added benefit, discharging clippings behind the deck and under the mower reduces the noise level of the cutting deck for both the operator and people nearby.

Rear-Discharge Mowers and Bagging

If you’re a homeowner who prefers to bag their clippings, you may be reluctant to consider a rear-discharge mower. The wide distribution of clippings reduces unsightly clumps, improving the overall look. Micro mulching kits that chop clippings into small particles remove the need for bagging and help feed your lawn.

However, with the Exmark Navigator, you get the best of both worlds. The center-discharge cutting deck with patented fill reduction baffles funnels clippings to a large containment system. Navigator lets you choose to bag 100% of the clippings or mulch 100% of the clippings. You also have the option to utilize its fill reduction system, which greatly reduces the amount of clipping collected while the rest are mulched into the ground. Either way, your lawn is neat and tidy, just the way you like it.

If you’re interested in an Exmark rear-discharge mower, you can test the Radius S-Series Rear-Discharge or a Lazer-Z Rear-Discharge at your local Exmark dealer.

Mow with Team Pride: Exmark’s New College Logo Seats

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Exmark is a proud supporter of college sports, and a strong believer that mowing your lawn should not get in the way of game time. With our limited-edition comfort seat upgrades for select Exmark Radius and Lazer Z mowers, you can show your team pride while mowing more quickly and easily.

Fans who purchase select Radius or Lazer Z zero-turn mowers can purchase an upgrade to a limited edition, collegiate comfort seat, with graphics from one of 30+ participating schools. The full suspension seat is a dramatic improvement in comfort versus non-suspension designs. Through May 31,, 2018, fans can get a collegiate comfort seat upgrade for $299 during the Game Changer Sales Event.

Available schools are:





Florida State








Michigan State


Mississippi State


North Carolina

Ohio State


Oklahoma State

Ole Miss

Penn State


South Carolina




Texas A&M

Virginia Tech


Is your team missing? Vote now for a chance to add your school to the list.

For more information or to purchase a collegiate comfort seat for an existing mower, see your Exmark dealer or visit