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Drought-Helper: Painting Lawns Green!

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Ever thought about painting your yard green? Seriously. In these days of a continuing drought yards are drying up as homeowners try to meet demands for water conservation.

Kerri McCoy, who owns Lawn Paint Pros, says demand is up for dying, or painting grass, and, it is a big drought-helper.

Once color is sprayed on... water for your lawn can be turned off. She says lots of people are starting to discover this very different technique.“As soon as the water sanctions hit and as soon as people find their water bills rising they’re looking for ways to cut back on their expenses and that’s when they start calling.”

We watched as she and a colleague worked. Like a hair stylist who prepares a dye for the hair, she prepares a green vegetable dye for the lawn by mixing a green solution with water. She tries to match the color to the best parts of the yard.

The sun has had a big impact on Kathy Gottberg's yard. Lots of dried out areas. She hopes the paint-job will make a big difference. She's also worried about the continuing drought

She’s trying to save money, but also water. Says Gottberg, “We may be heading toward a time where we’re not going to be able to have our grass be watered freely so, I think it’s a really scary thing. I’m just doing something different to see how it works.”

When done, Gottberg says she likes what she’s seeing. She says it's a beautiful green. 

McCoy says, now, there will be no need to water, mow the lawn or worry about the health of the lawn. She says “It doesn’t really die completely. It just goes a little bit dormant during the  hot summer months.” In three months it’ll need another paint job. “Then when the winter-time comes, when we start getting the rain, hopefully, it’ll start to turn green again.”

McCoy's website is http://lawnpaintpros.com.

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