Temperature may affect Endurant Turf Paint if the product freezes. It's important to avoid letting the packages freeze. It's also important to apply Endurant on a day that the temperature will eventually reach 40 degrees F or warmer.
Typically one gallon of Endurant, particularly one of the ultra concentrates, will cover 5,000 to 7,000 square feet of dormant grass. The ultra concentrates in the Endurant line include Endurant Fairway, Endurant Premium and Endurant Perennial Rye. As the labels for these colorants suggest, one gallon can cover up to 10,000 square feet. This is the case when grass still has some chlorophyll, is kept at a short height and is applied optimally. Optimal application includes using recommended mix rates, applying with efficient equipment and using the best nozzles (when applicable). [Consider reviewing these pages for related Q&A topics: Application Rates; How to Paint; What Is the Best Sprayer to Use for Painting Grass?; What Is the Best Application Rate Per Acre for a Certain Depth of Color?)
When applying Endurant on completely dormant turf, there may not be a need for much reapplication, if any. Many people ask how many times to paint grass during dormancy. For year round green grass, spraying three times, including once during early dormancy, again at full dormancy and just before dormancy ends in the spring transition leads to fantastic results.
Endurant turf colorant will generally last about 6-8 weeks. When applied to dormant turf it lasts longer than when applied to actively growing turf because colorant is mowed off. The answer can vary when considering the question, how long will Endurant Turf Colorant last? For details on estimating the length of time this grass paint lasts, learn more here.
Use any of the Endurant Turf Colorants to paint grass. First, choose the color in the Endurant line that you like most. Therefore, you can get best results having used a colorant made for your grass type and species, best matching its natural shade.
Endurant Turf Colorants, including the pigments and the paints, do not adversely affect the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process of the plant absorbing sunlight, water and carbon dioxide, creating energy and oxygen.
One of the more technical questions asked of Geoponics is which nozzles to use for applying Endurant Turf Colorants. This question is relevant when using very large sprayers common in golf, agriculture and turf.
One brand we recommend is GreenLeaf. And the models that provide the best even coverage of the entire leaf blade, front and back, are the Asymmetric DualFan Nozzles, including D04, D05, D06, D08, D10.
"This is by far our most popular nozzle for the golf course market," says Will Smart, owner of GreenLeaf.
Endurant Turf Colorants and Landscape Colorants are safe for pets, and others, to walk on once Endurant colorants are dry. This usually takes about an hour, but may be longer if humid or in low temperatures, less than 50 degrees F.
Most people do not paint grass if they're going to mow it off. In fact, most people add color to grass because it is brown, dormant, drought-stricken and/ or not growing. Or, it may be growing some, but is semi-dormant. Therefore, most people are not mowing the lawn after painting grass.
Geoponics recommends using the Endurant Wheel Sprayer for applying Endurant Turf Colorants. This works very well for applying grass paint and creating clean lines and edges quickly. For this reason, the spray wheel is sometimes called an edging wheel or wheel sprayer.