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Do you ever wonder how athletic fields and golf courses stay emerald green all the time? While they may have a high watering budget, a lot of the times they will use grass paint to keep their turf in springtime color. Dry summers often lead homeowners to pick up this practice, and many companies now offer lawn painting. These products are available to you, however, and you can keep your lawn green throughout the year.
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In times of drought and dormant growing seasons, our grass or turf takes a hit in aesthetics. It becomes dried out and loses that lush, green color that many homeowners desire. However, it can be difficult to water or seed your grass or turf enough to maintain the look you want. This is where grass paint comes in. Grass paint is a dye or pigments formulated specifically for grasses that you can spray on your lawn or turf that will maintain the green color during times of drought, dormant growing seasons, and hot weather without over seeding or excess watering.
Green grass is hard to come by when periods of drought limit watering. Lawn paint allows you to water less while maintaining a beautiful lush looking lawn. In areas of the country that don’t experience snow or other harsh weather, lawn and turf paint can keep your lawn green throughout the year, even in dormant periods. This paint usually looks very natural, especially if applied correctly. It can last for months without reapplication.
While painting your grass or turf may seem like a very artificial means to an end, many of the products available have been formulated especially to match specific grass varieties, so the paint will appear natural looking.
Grass paint needs to be diluted, the rates depend on what color you want your grass and how big of an area you need to cover. You will need a professional sprayer, essentially turning the paint into grass spray paint. The type and quality of your sprayer will affect the professionalism of your paint job. You will want to cut your grass and rake prior to painting. Choose a dry day, as the paint needs time to dry. If you accidentally spray concrete or masonry, water should clean it up before it is dry. Choose paints free of heavy metals and chemicals, and always follow all directions.
Applying your paint correctly can greatly influence how natural the paint will look. Follow these guidlines for best results: