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Water laws see some Californians paint their grass green.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:23 am    Post subject: Water laws see some Californians paint their grass green. Reply with quote

Ever noticed the grass is always greener on the other side? Well in California you have to look twice to be certain it's the real thing. The city has been experiencing its worst drought in four decades. Reservoirs have dried up, rivers have been reduced to a trickle, and lawns have turned brown.

But home owners and businesses are turning to a novel solution to make their lawns look lush again they are painting them green.

A company called Green Canary uses green water-based paint to transform dead grass.

Shawn Sahbari, the firm's owner, said the product they spray is not actually paint, but a water-based solution he compares to food colouring. It is environmentally sound as well as pet-friendly and child-friendly. He said the paint job lasts anywhere from 90 to 180 days.



Read more..................... http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/california-drought-residents-paint-grass-make-their-lawns-look-green-1457815

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seen something similar in the late 80's. I was working on a hospital refurbishment in south London. Princess Anne was due within days to perform the opening ceremony and some pompous git decided the grass wasn't green enough so it was emulsioned.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I seen something similar in the late 80's. I was working on a hospital refurbishment in south London. Princess Anne was due within days to perform the opening ceremony and some pompous git decided the grass wasn't green enough so it was emulsioned.


Shocked

So there may be truth in the story that the royals believe everything smells like fresh paint, due to everywhere having been spruced up before their arrival.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What went on in that hospital before her arrival had to be seen to be believed. You would think the princess was going to go around with a clipboard making notes.
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