|Painted parking median at a local mall|
When I first noticed the painted lawn at a nearby beach city mall, I didn't think it looked too bad, at least from a distance as I stared out the window of the restaurant where I was having lunch. A couple of weeks later, when I was back at the mall, I brought a camera and took a closer look. Again, if you're passing by quickly, it doesn't look too bad.
But a close inspection reveals its drawbacks.
It hasn't stood up well to foot traffic. The color seems bluer than it was when the paint was first applied but, with sun exposure, perhaps that's to be expected. When the rain returns, the grass will presumably return to green on its own, assuming the paint doesn't cause permanent damage, but as our rainy season is short it will as quickly revert to brown. What do you think? Is lawn paint a reasonable option for public spaces? And does it make sense for use by homeowners?
I'm linking to the garden bloggers' Q&A hosted by Ricki at sprig to twig.
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