Tag: colorant

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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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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Geoponics’ Endurant gets POA Tourney popping with color

Golf superintendents play color enhanced paspalum for greener turf & water savings

Endurant turf colorants provide vibrant green ahead of sweltering summer heat during a demonstration for Florida Golf Course Superintendents

Just before summer, participants in the Poa Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament, presented by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association, saw Endurant turf colorants applied and the immediate effects.

Golf Course Superintendents are always looking for ways to get ahead of the game to achieve optimal results in turfgrass.

Geoponic’s Endurant turf colorants can lead to a huge savings and a vibrant green using less water, fertilizer and other harmful chemicals.

Geoponics provided a demonstration of Endurant Premium, one of several concentrated natural green colorant shades available in the Endurant line of colorants. Endurant was applied at a rate of approximately 3 to 4 gallons per acre on the Platinum Paspalum at The Rookery at Marco golf course, of the Marco Island Marriott. Platinum Paspalum is a turfgrass variety often chosen for environmental benefits, including saving water. Check out more about this variety from West Coast Turf and Western Sod, in a short article here.

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Q&A: Golf & landscape manager shares mulch colorant success

Mulch colorants keep high visibility areas vibrant without over-working & over-mulching

Tim Cameron, golf course and landscape superintendent of Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers shares his experience using Endurant mulch colorants in this brief Q&A with Geoponics Corp.

Endurant mulch colorant saves money and keeps gorgeous curb appeal for members at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Southwest Florida.
Tim Cameron, golf & landscape manager at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, shares why he chooses Endurant mulch colorants for high visibility areas & how he saves labor & tons of mulch.

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Indicator dye: Use Endurant TE to enhance turf

Replace indicator dyes with Endurant TE

One of the most popular uses of Endurant TE in turfgrass management is Endurant TE mixed with other products as an indicator dye. It saves money and provides lasting turf enhancement with naturally vibrant green turf color. Learn how it works in this short article.

Endurant TE replaces indicator dye and spray indicators with cost savings and lasting turf enhancement with natural green turf color
Endurant TE is colorant used on actively growing grass for turf enhancement. Endurant TE is often used in turfgrass management as an indicator dye alternative because of its natural vibrant green grass color with lasting turf enhancement and cost savings compared with other spray indicators. Purchase Endurant TE at www.TurfPaint.net

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When is it time to add more mulch or add colorant?

The month of May is the month of mulch. So, we are sharing a series of articles, videos and photos of landscape transformations focusing on mulch. These articles will provide general information about mulch, mulch colorants and mulch-crete, which holds mulch in place and prevents mulch from eroding from areas such as slopes and hills.

Mulch colorant is the optimal choice when mulch color has faded and adding more mulch is either unnecessary, laborious or would harm plant health when mulch becomes too deep or thick.

This article in the Month of Mulch series explores:

  • When to add more mulch
  • When to remove and replace existing mulch
  • When to apply colorant to mulch
Mulch: When to add, replace or paint mulch
Transform mulch with a back-saving, money-saving approach of Endurant mulch colorant applied with a simple garden sprayer. Long-lasting & earth-friendly.

There are a few factors to consider when deciding whether to add more mulch, replace mulch or add colorant to existing mulch.

Answering these questions will help you decide whether to add, replace or paint mulch:

  • Are you mulching mainly for aesthetics and beautification of the landscape?

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Professionals learn how to prepare for turf colorant

Achieving the best performance of colorants on turf grass requires simple preparation prior to application. Answering the following questions is key to successfully applying colorants to the turf.

This brief Q&A guide is geared especially toward helping sod growers, golf course superintendents and other landscape managers of large properties. Home lawn users check out this blog for some particulars to help with smaller grass painting jobs. Professionals and home lawn users can also find more tips on how to paint turf here.

Pointers for pros:

What color do I choose?

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Turf color enhancement: Paints or pigments

The turf industry has chosen to define color enhancement products as paints or pigments.

In these six straight-forward questions and answers, learn more about:

Turf color enhancement: Paints or pigments

Keith Eubanks, Geoponics Territory Manager, shares the difference between paints and pigments while offering tips on when and how to use each turf color enhancement option.

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Before and after pics: Endurant provides lawn makeovers

Endurant lawn makeovers:

  • Provide instant curb appeal
  • Encourage home lawn enjoyment
  • Impress the neighbors (oh c’mon, you know that’s a perk!)
  • Boost home sales prices and property values by as much as 10 percent with a simple landscape improvement, according to Realtor.com 
  • Reduce water irrigation and over-watering, conserving water
  • Reduce fertilizer runoff and usage, protecting waterways
  • Reduce usage of other harsh chemicals, protecting the environment and wildlife
  • Provides a gorgeous green lawn color that is natural-looking
  • Long lasting
  • Easy to use

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