Over the past several days the golf maintenance staff at Scotsdale has started the process of “painting” the bermudagrass greens. Although there are some turf health advantages to the painting process the primary reason is to give the golfer a better perspective of the green surfaces during the winter dormant months. The material used is actually a mixture of green pigment and paint. When the first application is sprayed before the turf goes completely dormant some of the pigment gets into the plant and along with the paint provides a darker green and prolongs the time between reapplication. It takes about 3 tanks and several days to complete all the greens and at least one additional application will be required sometime in February.