Dyeing brown grass green
Adapted from The Province and The Vancouver Courier by Nila Gopaul
The weather is very dry this summer.
Lawns are turning brown.
There are water restrictions all over B.C.
These lawns are not dead.
They will turn green again in the fall
with the rain.
Some people do not like
They think the colour is ugly.
They think the grass is dead.
Now these people can have green lawns
without using water.
More than 20 companies in B.C.
can turn lawns green.
Some companies say they use
They say the dye is safe for
children and pets.
“This is a multi-million-dollar business
because of the severe drought,” says Craig Lundy.
He operates Imperial Painting
with his wife.
The couple dyes many lawns.
Movies sets and realtors have used
this dye for many years.
The colour lasts up to 12 weeks.
The cost? About $250 on average.