Landscaping Company Uses Turf Paint to Keep Lawns Looking Good
With much of the state in drought or near drought conditions, un-watered lawns are stressed and brown. One possible solution is temporary water based lawn paint.
Andy Newman is a Licensed Spray Applicator working for A-Scape Landscaping, he says people who see him painting grass green often stop their cars to ask him questions, "All the time, and they ask, "Is that some kind of fertilizer? How are you making the grass look nice and green from brown?" I tell them it's just turf paint."
The paint comes in a concentrated form and is mixed with water to get the desired shade of green. At that point, it's applied with a sprayer - just like regular paint. Andy Newman says the idea seemed strange to him but then he changed his mind, "I laughed the first time it was suggested to come out and do this after seeing how the finished product looks, it makes a 100 percent difference."
Tony Newman is Andy Newman's father, and President of the company. According to the senior Newman, his company services high-end commercial properties, and he says the expectations are set high, "We've kind of gotten accustomed to the idea that a green lawn is a healthy lawn, and it's a good looking lawn. And people kind’ a require that of landscape companies." The senior Newman says often times, watering non-irrigated grass is cost prohibitive and impractical. In those instances, paint is the only way to make a lawn look presentable. Newman says the property management companies he works for have no idea their lawns are being painted; "They don't know that we're out there painting the lawn green."