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.
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.
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.
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.
Fairways have been overseeded for more than 20 years at NGAC, said Golf Course Superintendent Alex Price. That has changed with Endurant.
The name says it all: Endurant turf colorants provide lasting green color.
How do you get green grass that lasts all winter long? Freezing, snow, drought, dormancy and the grass is still green? Golf course superintendents and sod growers across the country reported their green grass endured a long winter by using Endurant turf color enhancers.
Ground is frozen, but the grass is green
That’s right, it’s well into winter, below freezing and the grass is still green on the golf course. Patrick Reinhardt, the Georgia Southern University Golf Course Superintendent and Georgia Golf Course Superintedents’ Association board member, isn’t the only one pleased to see green this winter. Players and visitors loved a green course from fall through spring.
“27 degrees and we’re still green,” said Reinhardt.
Endurant often lasts three months or more maintaining a natural green grass color on dormant grass. The lasting nature of Endurant depends upon several factors, particularly the rate of grass growth and the frequency of mowing.
Dormant turf does well with Endurant, or “Liquid overseed,” as an alternative to the more costly and resource-demanding practice of overseeding dormant turfgrass. Overseed often requires over-watering, over-fertilizing, and more harsh chemical usage than choosing Endurant turf colorants.
Check out what other Endurant users have said about the lasting winter color:
In several cases, Endurant didn’t just endure the winter, Endurant endured the worst.
“We’ve painted on frost, dew, and now, snow. Just a dusting and it’s going down great!” exclaimed Jason Sanderson, a golf course superintendent at Cherokee Country Club, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
While it’s not recommended to paint in the rain, snow, or sleet, especially not your first time using a colorant, some golf course superintendents are hardcore. However, painting turf is very effective after a very light mist, morning dew, or light frost, regardless of experience level. Generally, the lightness of the moisture on the turf is crucial. A heavy downpour would not be effective. The turfgrass surface certainly does not have to be dry to apply Endurant paints. That mild moisture can actually contribute to optimal leaf blade coverage.
Cherokee Country Club was at it again, painting with Endurant in a heavy frost.
Sanderson gave kudos to Endurant turf colorants and to his Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Mike Medley for a lasting, even coverage that kept Cherokee Country Club’s players, members, and guests happy throughout the winter months.
Sod growers, sports field managers and golf course superintendents find Endurant turf colorants are a viable solution to use during overseed transitions or instead of overseed entirely
Turfgrass managers choose Endurant turf colorants instead of overseed for economics, aesthetics, and agronomics
Endurant sows seeds of potential for sod growers & other turfgrass professionals
Sod growers love Endurant for revolutionizing their winter sod business. Sod Solutions, innovators in natural grass, along with WinField United Pro, which provides a comprehensive line-up of research based agricultural and farming products, among others, choose Endurant turf colorants as their alternative to overseed.
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Many turfgrass professionals find Endurant provides better turf, true natural color, and agronomic benefits while decreasing costs and environmental strains caused by overseeding. Overseeding requires more water usage and damage to water sources as overseeding often includes overwatering and over-fertilizing winter turf.
While Endurant turf colorants aren’t really anything new, more and more people in professions including agriculture, golf course management, landscaping, sod farming, real estate, sports field management, and others are learning how helpful Endurant turf color enhancers can be in a variety of conditions, including drought, dormancy, water restrictions, tight budgets, television and filming.
Endurant can be used on dormant turf, actively growing grass, warm season and cool season grasses.
Ask Mr. Wise Grass about Endurant turf colorants
West Coast Turf and their sister company Western Sod have lauded the benefits of Endurant as an alternative to overseed. Mr. Wise Grass is the name of a West Coast Turf blog where a turfgrass pro named Jay posts information on everything you need to know about the best sod and turfgrass for your environment, uses, and budget. He answers common questions regarding issues surrounding grass and more technical issues that can be resolved with years of professional experience.
Here’s what Jay has to say about Endurant turf paint:
This product can be applied to overseeded or dormant turf to give your lawn the same ryegrass color you seeded with. The turf paint serves another purpose besides just providing color. It heats up the plant and will allow for faster spring green up in dormant turf and will help new ryegrass plants fill in any voids from the encroaching bermudagrass during seeding.
Check out more from Mr. Wise Grass.
Endurant greened up the tee boxes at Envirotron, a Florida golf tournament committed to a greener, sustainable turfgrass industry. Endurant is the perfect choice for a tournament that funds and promotes sustainability in turfgrass industries.
Endurant turf colorants come in a variety of shades of green to match the most popular species of turfgrass. Once the color of green is selected, mix ratios and application rates allow for further customization of the final color of the turfgrass.
Check out dozens of photos to see the effect of various application rates using Endurant turf colorants.
Green grass during the winter months is made easy by painting dormant warm season grasses using Endurant colorant. As warm season grasses such as Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia and Centipede go dormant, attaining green grass often requires either overseed or turf colorant.
Endurant turf colorant eliminates the need to over-seed lawns, golf courses and other grass areas while giving grass vibrant, natural-looking color throughout the winter. Overseeding with cool season grasses such as ryegrass is becoming less popular as the use of Endurant turf colorant continues gaining in popularity each year.
The benefits of using Endurant turf colorant are numerous when compared with the traditional practice of overseeding with ryegrass. Endurant turf colorant eliminates the seasonal transition challenges caused when ryegrass competes with the existing grass for nutrients and sunlight in the spring. As the warm season grasses come out of their dormancy, turfgrass where Endurant was applied is healthier than overseeded turfgrass. These agronomic benefits are also seen aesthetically in the spring with healthier looking turfgrass when Endurant was used in the winter compared with overseed.
Painting grass with Endurant turf colorant can also eliminate the need to mow the overseeded ryegrass throughout the fall, winter and spring months.
As environmental concerns continue to grow, Endurant turf colorant becomes an even better option. One of the best aspects of choosing turf colorant instead of overseed is that grass paints and lawn colorants prevent the need to over-fertilize and over-water the overseeded ryegrass lawns, golf courses and grass areas.
These add up to big savings economically as well.
Check out this blog on the economics and savings using Endurant.
Endurant turf colorants and lawn paints:
✓ Greatest value
✓ Long lasting
✓ High concentrations of organic pigments
✓ Highest quality ingredients
Applying grass paint to Bermuda tees
Bermuda grass and especially the dark green variety of Celebration Bermuda grass is quite popular. Painting Celebration Bermuda grass with Endurant has long been a popular maintenance strategy among turf grass professionals and golf course superintendents. Painting golf course practice tees with Endurant provides excellent color contrast and playability for a look of instant overseed at less cost economically and environmentally.
Why paint Celebration Bermuda grass with Endurant turf colorant?
- Endurant turf colorants come in super-concentrated varieties of organic pigments combined with binders made specifically for excellent adherence to turfgrass.
- The super concentration of dark green color available in the line of Endurant colorants makes Endurant an optimal choice for use on the deep, dark green color that makes Celebration Bermuda grass so popular.
- Easy to use– all you need is water, Endurant and a sprayer
- Economical– Endurant is known as liquid overseed at a fraction of the cost of traditional overseed
- Environmentally sustainable compared with overseeding– which also leads to over-watering and over-fertilizing
- Long lasting and provides year round green grass even in drought or dormancy
- Natural green color that fades on tone– meaning the grass stays green and does not fade to an unnatural color
Celebration Bermuda grass is a popular grass for sports fields, golf courses and other places where there is heavy traffic because of its wear tolerance.
Endurant turf colorants provide an excellent replacement to winter ryegrass overseeding of Celebration Bermuda grass and other bermuda grass varieties.
The environmental benefits of using Endurant turf colorant has increased Endurant’s popularity among professionals and homeowners. Using Endurant leads to green fairways, lush looking lawns and beautified common areas using less water, fewer pesticides, less fertilizer and fewer herbicides versus overseeding.
Golf course superintendents were among the first turf managers to witness the beneftis of using Endurant turf colorants instead of overseeding with ryegrass each winter. As golf courses superintendents found increasing success and Endurant became the turfgrass professional’s top choice, painting home lawns with Endurant is now gaining popularity as well.
This popularity has led to conserving natural resources, spending less money, enhanching the quality of celebration bermudagrass and meeting aesthetic expecations of golf club members, home owners’ associations, athletes and prospective home buyers.
Benefits to painting Celebration Bermuda grass and other warm season grass varieties versus overseeding include fewer mowings while non-overseeded grass is not growing during dormancy; less fuel and labor hours; less wear on equipment, less water; less fertilizer; fall color retention; earlier spring time greenup; fewer disturbances and delays of game.
As celebration Bermuda grass is popular for its deep, dark green color the super-concentrated colorant options provided by Endurant’s super-concentration of organic pigments combined with binders made specifically for excellent adherence to turfgrass make Endurant grass paints an optimal choice for use on Celebration Bermuda.