Do you ever feel like you’ve tried everything and still you can’t keep your grass green? Or you live in a drought or frost-stricken area where nature doesn’t ever seem to get a chance to work its magic on your lawn?
Well, great news! There is an alternative. It’s called lawn painting – which we discovered today by accident when a friend shared a lawn painting video on Facebook.
Fascinated with this amazing idea, we Google-d “lawn painting Australia” and found a great company in Melbourne called The Green Centre who sell specially formulated paint for painting your lawn. We reached out to Joanne at The Green Centre, who immediately and generously answered all of our questions on lawn painting:
Joanne, is lawn painting new in Australia?
As far as I know, this is a brand new product (called ColourGuard) that has just been introduced into Australia by Lawn Solutions Australia which oversees the nation’s best and most experienced turf growers. We are very excited for our customers. This idea of having a “green” lawn during the winter period gives you the best of both worlds – a drought tolerant grass that is green during the colder months.
Why do people get their lawn painted?
If for example you wish to sell your property during winter, this is a fantastic option as you have the option of a lush green lawn for your advertising pictures to entice those potential buyers. Also, some people just prefer a green looking lawn all year ‘round.
Are there particular lawn types that might most benefit from lawn painting?
Yes. The drought-tolerant turfs such as Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu all lose colour when they go dormant during the colder winter months, so these grass types would be perfect for lawn painting.
What about particular customers?
This product is fantastic for customers that are either:
- selling their house;
- have an investment property for sale;
- have a function in their back yard; or
- just want a green lawn all year around (with the option of a drought tolerant turf).
Can you tell us how the product works?
The lawn paint is simply sprayed evenly over the surface of your lawn. This video from Lawn Solutions Australia explains it really well:
How long after application is it until the kids can play on the lawn again?
It takes approximately 2 hours in full sun to dry completely. After this, it is fine to walk on your newly “green” turf.
Won’t it wash away when the rain comes?
No it is a “tint”. It won’t wash off, run or stain. It is also completely safe for the environment and most importantly, painting your lawn is safe for your precious children and pets.
Joanne, where can people find you in Melbourne and what else does The Green Centre offer?
We are a family run business that has been supplying residential and commercial customers with quality organic garden supplies, instant turf products and redgum firewood across Melbourne for over 20 years. Established in 1993, we were one of Melbourne’s first green waste recycling depots, expanding quickly into soil recycling. The Green Centre has always maintained our “green” values and ensure our practices are in line with what’s best for the environment. We are also a certified “Lawn Solutions” supplier of instant turf selling a wide variety of quality grasses including Sir Walter Buffalo, Australia’s number one lawn.
Big shout of thanks to Joanne for answering all of our questions so quickly (phenomenal customer service!). If you’re interesting in painting your lawn, or you’re in the market for garden or lawn supplies, check out The Green Centre in Keilor Park, Melbourne (great people there!) or visit their website shop online.