What’s in Grass Colorant and Are They Safe?

Posted October 15th, 2015 in General by Bill Schaffer

In areas of California where drought has had a stranglehold on the residents, home owners are severely restricted in their water usage. As a result lawns are being left to languish: dead, brown things that remove all curb appeal from a house and leave the neighborhood looking (unfairly) rundown.

Hope is not lost, however. Many home owners are turning to turf painting. Grass colorants, when applied by expert professionals, saves curb appeal and neighborhood reputations. Many have wondered “Just what is grass colorant? What’s in the green liquid with which they are painting my lawn?” Most important of all, people want to be assured that what they are doing is not only going to make their lawns beautiful, but that it’s 100% safe to use.

Grass colorants come in two varieties: pigments and paints. The basic difference is that paints are designed to cover up flaws and mask unwanted lawn conditions, and pigments designed for routine use and promote plant health. Pigments are usually organic in nature as well containing three basic ingredients: natural stone pigments, a binder (such as oil) and water. Pigments help the lawn retain what little water it can get as well.

Paints tend to be heavier and pigments tend to be lighter, weight-wise, but this is a nominal difference. The basic difference is that paint does just what its name implies: it paints your lawn. Paints are also made from organic, non-toxic materials, but they “cling” to the grass blade rather than being absorbed by them.

Both are completely safe, however. Both dry within about two hours of application, and once dry are completely safe to walk, play, and let your pets on. If the drought is getting you fed up with having a brown lawn, then contact us today and let us brighten your life again.

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