Last month I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw that one of my friends used grass paint to revamp his front lawn. I was so impressed with the results I had to try it for myself.
Grass Paint? Why would anyone paint their lawn?
I remember about 10-15 years ago, my mother-in-law painted an indoor rug Her four sons (my husband included) mocked her for days! Who would paint a rug? But, she was on to something! Have you seen all the rug-painting tutorials on Pinterest now? Way to go, mom. You never know if something will work until you try.
So why not paint some grass?
As much as we water our south facing lawn, it’s impossible to keep it green during the hot and dry summer months. Our sprinkling system does pretty well, but even when we water often, the brown spots are inevitable, especially in July and August.
How I greened up my lawn with grass paint
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This month I joined a “Paint Changes Everything” blogger challenge. I debated tackling a few paint projects I’ve had on my t0-do list, but I finally opted to
…ahem…paint me grass….
I was tired of seeing the brown spots for the last several weeks. I thought about spot watering every day. But, good grief, who has time for that?
So, let’s try this grass paint, shall we?
Here is the stuff I used.
Very affordable, made in the USA, quick drying, kid and pet safe. Great reviews on Amazon, too! It covers 1000 square feet and lasts 100 days.
I amazon-primed that sucker and couldn’t wait to try it out.
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Grass Paint Magic
To mix it, I poured 1 part paint to 10 parts water in a fertilizer sprayer .
I followed the manufacturer’s directions, which mainly involved spraying from 1-2 feet away and avoiding contact with concrete. If you do spill it, it comes off if you spray it with water right away. If it dries on the concrete, you will be scrubbing it off with a bit of force. Still, it’s nice to know it’s removable.
After about 10 minutes of spraying, this was the result. Other than adding text, I promise I did not edit these photos!
I was so pleased I did my park strip, too!
If you look closely at the areas I sprayed you see a slight difference in the shades of green. But, whose lawn is the same shade of green throughout?
You can adjust the amount of water in the mix to get the right shade of green. I considered doing a little shade matching, but I quickly thought “Nah”. I went with the 1 to 10 dilution recommended and hoped it would be close enough. #notaperfectionist
I decided to spray away and not worry too much about slight variations. Good decision.
How long does it last?
The bottle says the color lasts 100 days. But, I’m skeptical. We mow our lawn once a week. I made sure to spray the day after we mowed hoping for more lasting results.
So, stay tuned!
I will be updating this post over the next month or two to see how long it really lasts.
So far, I am pleased with this option. I don’t see myself becoming a slave to painting my grass, but I’d be willing to paint the dry spots on the front lawn a couple of times a year.
Wouldn’t this be a great option if you are hosting a garden wedding, family function, or any kind of event in your garden?
No need to wait for rain.
Now if only there was some magic spray that would prune my shrubs.
What do you think? Do you see yourself ever painting your grass?
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Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials for novice woodworkers and DIYers. She also works as a university professor in the health care industry. Have a question for Janice? Feel free to send her a message here!