Get the best results with Endurant by following these guidelines:
Dormant turf, dead grass or actively growing grass: Remove any debris from the grass. Turf grass may be damp or dry upon application. Endurant may be applied when dew is present.
Actively growing grass should be mowed prior to application. Large areas of turf grass may be best suited for backpack sprayers instead of hand pumps. Color lasts up to three months.
Dormant grass has temporarily stopped or significantly slowed growth. Dead grass is dead through the root zones and cannot be brought back to life. If grass is still growing, it is not dormant or dead, than mowing will remove painted surface over time. Either way, Endurant organic turf colorant offers a lively green color with multiple shades offered in the Endurant line. Additional applications will be required if lawn is being mowed. Fewer cuts will extend the time between applications.
What you need: Garden pump sprayer, Endurant organic turf colorant in your desired shade of green, water
Application rates and mix ratios may vary based on desired color and shade. Follow application rates on the bottle, mixing in a garden sprayer. Garden style pump sprayers are sold at most home improvement stores. General guidelines for rates are to mix 8 ounces of Endurant with 1 gallon of water to cover 250 to 350 square feet. Mix and shake well, following all directions on the label.
Tips for application: Using the finest mist setting helps reduce waste and promote even coverage. Also, spraying in more than one direction minimizes streaking and is a technique used for optimal even coverage of colorant. Experiment with a small spot to find your desired color, shade and mix ratio.
Precautions: Carefully apply Endurant to edges to avoid concrete, pavers, fences or other areas near the lawn. Prevent overspray onto areas such as sidewalks, cement, brick, wood, other plants or any surrounding areas you do not want painted by masking the area off.
If accidental overspray occurs immediately clean the area. A window cleaner or wire brush may help for tough stains.
Avoid applying Endurant organic turf paint in windy conditions.
Endurant is non-toxic. Nonetheless, to prevent staining, wear gloves.
Dry time: Turf grass will dry in about 60 minutes. For best results wait at least an hour after spraying before walking on the grass to prevent tracking.
How to paint grass. Guidelines for professionals.
Actively growing grass: Endurant TE is the optimal choice for actively growing grass. This super concentrated colorant is most commonly used at a rate ranging from 16 to 32 ounces per acre. Fewer cuts or mows lead to longer lasting color as turf grows. Endurant TE is often used during spring green up through the return of dormancy in fall and to keep a consistent year round green in all seasons.
Dormant or semi dormant turf: Endurant FW, with a shade that is similar to actively growing Bermuda grass, as well as Endurant PR, which is a shade similar to actively growing perennial rye grass, are two optimal turf colorant options while grass is growing. Both are concentrated colorants commonly used at application rates ranging from 3 to 8 gallons per acre, depending upon desired color depth and current turf color and conditions.
- Calibrate spray rig
- Remove debris from turf
- Maintain a turf height close to 1 inch if possible. Lower dense turf colors best.
- Select colorant to complement color of natural growing turf.
- When selecting color, keep in mind, chlorophyll in the leaf blade will add to the color depth of Endurant. So if the turf goes into dormancy, the loss of chlorophyll can lead to an apparent loss of color.
- Applying colorant when dew and frost are on the leaf blades can lead to more consistent color coverage.
- Avoid using colorant in windy conditions.
- Avoid painting when rain is forecasted within 8 hours.
Equipment and best management practices:
- Stir colorant prior to mixing
- A 15:1 water to color ratio or less should be maintained
- Pump pressure should be in the 40-60 PSI range
- GPA rate of mix 40-55 GPA
- A dual cradle with .008 or .006 nozzles is preferred.
- A 110” nozzle angle with 20” spacing is adequate, but 10” spacing will cover best.
- Adjust boom height between 12-20” from the turf.
- Spraying in two directions can eliminate streaks (not necessary with 10” spacing)
- Centrifugal pumps may require an oil seal replacement from ceramic to steel (NAPA seal)
- Colorant mix should be re-circulated or stirred constantly if possible.