Category: Painting Dormant Golf Greens

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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Fall golf prep: Traditional overseed, liquid overseed or both

It’s never too early to plan. What you do this fall and winter may be less expensive to choose now. There are several considerations to review when choosing whether to leave dormant turf as-is or whether to choose between traditional overseed, liquid overseed or both.

Before and after pictures reveal Endurant liquid overseed transforms dormant turfgrass into lively, healthy looking green grass
Endurant eco-friendly turf colorant applied at Hillwood Country Club provides a vibrant turfgrass transformation during full winter dormancy. Endurant also provides a boost in color when low temperatures cause intermittent browning.

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Winter turf prep: Overseed, colorant or hybrid

It’s about time to consider the fall turfgrass plan for winter management. Are you planning to overseed, apply colorant or considering a combination of the two?

Very few golf course superintendents choose to overseed anymore and if they do, they apply colorant as well– especially on the east coast of the United States.

Endurant turf colorant replaces overseed in PGA Tour Web.com Tour
Overseed 2016, left. Endurant turf colorant 2017, right. Photo credit: Golf Course Superintendent Alex Price

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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.

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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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POA Annua: Yesterday and today

In case you missed it, here are scenes from the POA Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament held at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.

We have also mixed in some history shared by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as the event celebrates more than 40 years of participation.

The 2017 POA Annua, presented by the Everglades GCSA, was held Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20.

Poa Annua golf tourney
Scenes from Poa Annua Golf Classic 2017 at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club presented by the Everglades GCSA in combination with the GC Horn Memorial Tournament benefiting turfgrass research at University of Florida. Featuring Endurant turf colorants for event-ready turf all year long using less water, less fertilizer and fewer chemicals.

 

 

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Geoponics leads the way on National Golf Day

On the heels of Earth Day, Geoponics, an environmentally friendly company serving the golf and turf industries, is planning to bring sustainable methods to National Golf Day celebrations.

Industry leaders will celebrate the 10th Annual National Golf Day in Washington, D.C., and across the country, on Wednesday, April 26. Several leaders will start a bit early this year with the National Mall Service Project scheduled Tuesday morning to provide beautification as a community service initiative to benefit the National Park Service.

National Golf Day
Geoponics, maker of Endurant Turf Colorants, celebrates National Golf Day.

 

 

 

 

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Golf & turf: Lowering the environmental footprint

When we celebrate Earth Day, we mean it. Geoponics is lowering the environmental footprint of golf courses, the golf industry, athletic fields, home lawns and farms.

Using Geoponics products, including surfactants & Endurant turf colorants, is measurably decreasing the environmental footprint in golf.
Earth Day 2017: Using Geoponics products, including surfactants & Endurant turf colorants, is measurably decreasing the environmental footprint in golf.

Endurant turf colorants replaced the old common environmentally costly practice of overseed. Endurant is lowering the environmental footprint of golf by reducing the practices of overseeding, including overwatering and over fertilizing. While Endurant gained in popularity over the course of 10 years, overseeding practices declined by 50 percent in the same 10 year period, according to Golf Management Magazine and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

The effect on the golf industry alone has been dramatic as indicated by recent studies. Geoponics has expanded to offering more alternatives to home users whose lawn care practices can have an even more dramatic effect due to their collective acreage.

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Tweets of March: Turf tips, tweets & pics

We rounded up some of the best Tweets– and other social media posts– from our turf friends during the month of March.

Make America Green Again: Tweet of the Month from Trump National

Winning the Web: Making America Green Again using Endurant Premium Turf Colorant at Trump National.
Winning the Web: Making America Green Again using Endurant Premium Turf Colorant at Trump National.

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