Lawn Painting

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ijustwantausername, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry if I put this in the wrong section but does/did anyone ever paint lawns? What problems did you run into? Do you recommend a backpack sprayer or a regular skid to apply? I am thinking of starting a new vertical for my business. Thanks!!
     
  2. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Posts: 354

    Never seen it around here (NC) but when I was in California, I saw it done both ways. Multiple guys with backpack sprayers, and big operations with the skids. I guess it all boils down to how much $$$ you have.

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  3. rwreuter

    rwreuter LawnSite Member
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    you have got to kidding!!!
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I consider it a waste of resources and an ecological disaster as well.
     
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    lol...funny stuff...why not just water the grass with irrigation?
     
  6. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,445

    Waste of resources, Ecological disaster?? Explain? The product claims to not harm lawns, pets or plants. If that's the case then it makes more sense from an ecological perspective to apply that than to apply herbicides and pesticides to green your lawn...
     
  7. marketed right , it might do pretty good.
     
  8. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    its usually used on warm season grasses that go dormant due to temperature, not so much water. Is somewhat common on golf courses around the transition zone, states such as virginia.
     
  9. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    ^response to jason's post
     
  10. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Posts: 354

    Yeah, people have been doing it for years, especially out west in the deserts and drought areas. It was thought to be hazardous at first, but now they basically use vegetable dye, so they say it's non-toxic and completely safe. I personally have no experience with it, but when I saw it for the first 5-10 times, I stopped and asked about it. Kinda wild.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/us/10grass.html?_r=2

    http://news.consumerreports.org/hom...-grass-green-homeowners-paint-their-lawn.html

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/32220555/Foreclosure_Business_Boom_Lawn_Painting
     

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