Frustrated by Drought, Homeowner Paints Lawn Green
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Many across the country under the hot umbrella of this year’s historic drought can relate to Tim Birdwell’s problem. His green grass, starved of rain, turned ugly.
“It was brown, it was dead, sun-scorched, just a horrible lawn,” he said in an interview with FOX59.
While much of the nation is parched, Birdwell and his friends came up with a simple solution.
“With us being painters, we kind of kicked around ideas and we got to thinking about grass painting,” he said.
And so he did.
Birdwell and his friends, using paint meant for football end zones, taped up the sidewalk and bushes and spent three and a half hours painting his lawn. Birdwell added that the paint is safe for kids and pets. His idea is catching on. Birdwell said a dozen or more others have asked him for estimates on their lawns — a cost of about $600 a yard.
Birdwell said if the grass ever starts growing again, touch-ups are easy. But he recommends leaving the painting to professionals, as the paint he uses is only available to contractors.