Is Your Beautiful Landscape Now Brown Because Of Drought? Paint It With These Easy Steps

If you are like most homeowners, you really enjoy the design of your landscape and the green lush lawn that you get to come home to daily. However, if your area has been in a drought situation for the past few weeks or a couple of months, your nice green lawn may suddenly look brown or yellow. If there is no rain in the forecast, you can take steps like the professional landscapers at golf courses and paint your lawn with these easy steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • grass paint
  • a garden sprayer
  • a pair of gardening gloves
  • a few trash bags
  • a rake

Step 2: Rake the Lawn

Put on your gardening gloves and take your rake and your trash bags to the lawn area. Rake up any loose grass, weeds or any other debris that are nestled in the grass.

Put all of this waste into the trash bags, tie the bags and set them out for the sanitation department to remove on the next scheduled pickup date.

Step 3: Apply the Color

Grab the garden sprayer and mix the paint according to the directions on the container. Starting at the middle of your lawn, spray the paint onto the grass.

Hold the sprayer several inches away from the ground, and move your arm back in an even motion to ensure that you'll have the proper distribution of color. Be careful not to stop in one spot, because you don't want darker patches of green when the rest of the lawn is a lighter color.

Work your way back and forth across the lawn, walking backwards, so that when you're finished, you'll find yourself at the driveway. Walk around to the other side of the lawn, and start spraying the paint in the center once again. Repeat the painting process until you get to the end of your lawn.

Variation: If you don't want to use paint, ask your landscaper how to mix some water and green food coloring into your sprayer, and apply this to the lawn instead. Keep in mind that the food coloring may not last as long as the paint.

Expect your freshly painted lawn to last several weeks. The color fades much like hair color, and you don't have to worry about permanent damage to your law. Ask a landscaper for help should you run into any issues with these steps, or if you would like some ideas on painting your lawn for special occasions such as Halloween or Christmas. Or if you're tired of caring for your lawn amid a drought, consult with a landscape designer like Done Right Landscapes to create a yard that is lower maintenance.


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