Sick of a brown lawn? Some folks are turning to paint

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — As Central Texas creeps back into a drought, the task of keeping a lawn green is a tough one. Some homeowners are resorting to paint to keep their lawn looking impeccably green.

The process has been popular in states like California and Arizona. But is it safe for you, your pet or even the environment?

Once he suits up, Brent Peterson with Classic Lawn and Landscape mixes a container of paint with water. A solution that turns your brown grass green within seconds.

Peterson said he started doing it a month ago, after several people called and started requesting it after several weeks without rain. Once the lawn is painted, it needs an hour to dry and won’t wash away when it does rain.

“It’s a water-based material we use. It’s pet friendly, kid friendly and environmentally friendly. You don’t have to worry about it getting down into the water table and doing any damage down there,” explains Peterson.

There’s no fertilizer or nutritional value with this, it’s clearly for aesthetics.

Brent says to cover 1,000 square feet, the price tag is around $300. The faux green normally last around three months and will fade as the grass grows. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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