Category: lawn and gardening

Study tracks staining of turf colorant on clothes

Kansas State University recently conducted a study on whether turf colorants stained clothes more than untreated grass.

The findings were favorable for Endurant turf colorant users who experience no additional staining on clothes from marks made with grass treated with Endurant versus untreated grass.

Don't let stains delay the game. Endurant turf colorants shown to leave no extra stains when athletes make contact with Endurant turf colorant treated grass.
Don’t let stains delay the game. Endurant turf colorants won’t mark up uniforms the way another top brand does.

Other brands caused more staining to clothes, including some of the top brands.

The field studies of potential clothing blemishes on clothes after athletes contact turfgrass treated with colorants were initiated February 16, 2017.

When athletes make contact with the playing surface, colorants will adhere to the turfgras leaf blades.

Endurant on Zoysia grass
Endurant turf colorant provides a full turfgrass makeover to this zoysia grass. The colorant stays on the field, not on athletes’ uniforms! Before and after photos shared by Landscape Supply.

In some cases though, some colorant brands other than Endurant also blemished clothing and for some brands the blemishing was significantly more than if the grass was left untreated with colorant.

K-State Turfgrass Research published the study in July 2017.

The study was led by Jared A Hoyle and Daniele L McFadden of Kansas State University.

“Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing” compared the blemishes created by four brands of turf pigments Endurant Premium left the least amount of blemishing, leaving no more blemishing on clothes than untreated turfgrass.

Sometimes grass stains matter. Endurant turf colorants won't stain clothes like other brand.
Prevent clothes from becoming one big grass stain. Endurant turf colorants won’t stain clothes like other brands, University study finds.

According to the study, a brand called Envy left the most amount of staining on clothing that made contact with turfgrass treated with Envy grass paint.

The objective of the research was to determine if turfgrass pigments and paints blemish athletic clothing after the recommended dry time.

Endurant turf colorants, created by Geoponics, do not cause additional staining to athletes’ clothes when compared with untreated grass.

As many athletes’ clothes are quite expensive, the benefits for teams can be beyond aesthetic and into economic.

We’re proud to share the results of the study.

Review the study by University of Kansas online: “Hoyle, J. and McFadden, Daniele L. (2017) ‘Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing,’ Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports: Vol. 3: Iss. 4. https://doi.org/10.4148/2378-5977.7151

Review the PDF of the study here:

Effect of Dormant ‘MidIron’ Bermudagrass Colorant Applications on Clothing Blemishing

 

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Endurant takes Twitter this summer as turf pros prep for fall

Turf managers are sharing their experiences using Endurant throughout the summer and as they begin fall management preparations.

Endurant on Zoysia grass
Zoysia gets an August color boost with Endurant. Turf colorant provides a full turfgrass makeover to this zoysia grass. Before and after photos shared by Landscape Supply.

The images posted are a few of our favorite photos of Endurant turf colorants used on home lawns, farms, golf courses or sports fields that users shared in August. Endurant is used throughout the summer on cool and warm season grasses. Endurant is also the first choice for fall color preparations.

Endurant turf colorants are popular throughout the year on warm and cool season grasses, but fall is one of the most common times of the year for turfgrass professionals to consider color enhancers as cooler weather will begin to cause grass to lose color and chlorophyl, particularly in warm season grass varieties.

Nonetheless, cool season grasses were enhanced by the use of Endurant throughout this summer and leading into fall as well. Turfgrass professionals, Read More

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Grass paints for lawn repair

Drought, dry lawn, fertilizer burn– whatever the woe, green grass paints provide a solution. Get a beautiful green lawn while minimizing fertilizer, water and chemical usage.

Green grass paints reduce common lawn repair costs while also reducing chemical usage and water. Results with Endurant green grass paints are instant and last up to three months depending upon the rate of grass growth, frequency of mowing and other factors. Read More

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How to fix and avoid common lawn problems

There is a relatively small list of the most common turf problems and how to avoid or repair them. These lawn and garden problems are relatively easy to avoid.

Expert lawn care tips can help almost every level of gardener or landscaper. Read More

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Green Lawn Paint: Why?! Learn here.

Many people outside of turf management industries are surprised by the notion of painting their lawns as if painting their home walls.  However, turf colorants have long been used in sports industries, especially golf course management.

When compared with many other lawn care practices, applying green grass paints can be the most efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way to achieve green grass.

Endurant introduces home lawn blend to make painting grass yourself easy
Why paint grass? Getting green grass can be easier, cheaper and better for the environment. Reduce water usage, fertilizers and toxic chemicals. Use non-toxic Endurant green grass paint for gorgeous natural green that lasts.

Golf course superintendents quickly found that Endurant green grass paints led Read More

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Summer turf & water management: Soil surfactants

Geoponics offers several unique wetting agents that help to manage and conserve water. Geoponics’ soil surfactants each offer benefits that go beyond short term water management, improving the health of the soil and plants longterm.

HydraHawk is a popular soil surfactant among golf course superintendents for its improvement in soil and water management that includes a mindful, sustainable approach to the environment made with all natural plant extracts.

 

Soil surfactants are most effective when combined with Agriox, which breathes Read More

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How to reduce lawn stress in the summer

Heat stress can lead to brown grass and a dry lawn. And, much like people, a stressed lawn and garden is in need of a deep “breath” of oxygen. Proper hydration, or water management, is also key to a lawn and landscape that handles summer heat well.

How to Reduce Summer Lawn Stress
Keep lawns happy this summer. Learn how to reduce lawn stress. (Image from Lawn Wranglers)

Summer would seem the perfect time for a green lawn. Yet often too much heat, not enough oxygen and either too much or too little water at the roots cause stress and brown grass. Here are expert tips on how to reduce lawn stress in the summer so you can get that healthy green lawn you desire. Read More

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Buy lawn paint or make your own grass paint?

Should you make your own lawn paint or buy grass paint?

Sometimes DIY projects are great. Sometimes, they become the more expensive way to do things. Here is some information to consider when choosing whether to add green back to your lawn using a commercial colorant or making your own lawn dye.

Maybe you didn’t even know that you can buy lawn paint or you can make your own green grass dye at home. Before you start stirring up your homemade recipe Read More

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The rain drain: Penterra

Penterra is the fastest-acting soil penetrant on the market. Penterra isn’t just an ordinary soil surfactant. It gets water moving through the soil profile, FAST.
When rain and soil conditions cause puddling and flooding, Penterra is the solution to get water moving quickly.

Penterra is a key tool for water management, not only helping in flood situations to drain rain quickly, but also to even out water distribution in hardened or dry soils.

Penterra the fastest-acting soil penetrant for getting water moving through soil
Penterra is the fastest acting wetting agent. Get water moving throughout the soil profile. FAST

 

Penterra is a staple to have handy for turfgrass managers. It is applied before and after rain storms. It is often applied prior to rain when a storm is in the forecast. Penterra is also used after flooding has occurred. This is why Penterra is often referred to as the rain drain. However, Penterra does more as a water management tool and for water conservation than just move rain water  Read More

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Pond colorant safely beautifies ponds

Whether a water feature on a golf course, a backyard pond or a neighborhood waterway, beautification matters. Turn a mucky, mirky pond into a beautiful pond safely, quickly and economically with Aquaveil pond colorant.

After Aquaveil Pond Colorant
After Aquaveil Pond Colorant applied to a golf course community pond

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