Grass Paint Is Helping Massachusetts Lawns Look Alive During The Drought

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A very dry Massachusetts have led to some lawns looking more brown than green. Some residents have taken to unusual measures to give their lawns the desired classic green hue... by painting them.

WBZ’s Matt Shearer decided to try it out on his own lawn.

While he used a variety of methods to try and paint his grass, one lawn care company says it can be applied by garden sprayer. Just dilute the paint with water and the spraying can begin.

The company Lawn Star, says grass paint is safe for people, pets, and grass. While it is called grass paint, the product is actually a pigment, not a paint. The pigmentation is non-toxic and is made from pulverized kaolin, a rock from where the clay mineral kaolinite is derived. Some other grass paints are made from decaying plants. Since it is non-toxic, it does not pose a threat to insects, wild animals, and waterways.

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The pigmentation allows the sun to reach the grass without seeping into the blades of grass causing greater damage to the plant, as paint would. Depending on the brand of grass paint, it can last up to three months.

While the coloring is safe for people and pets, Lawn Star advises not going on the grass until it is dry, or your dog could end up looking like the Grinch.

While grass paint cannot hydrate your lawn, it can be useful to give it a more lively appearance during the statewide drought.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (MattWBZ) reports:

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