How would you like a spotless green lawn in seconds? Greenerator, a “special horticultural” spray from Tristar Products, claims to deliver.
All you have to do is spray Greenerator on any indoor or outdoor plants that are turning brown. Then, the non-toxic, biodegradable formula will immediately make them look natural and green again.
And because Greenerator is waterproof and won’t rub off, the company claims the results will last for months!
Is Greenerator really “the secret to a spotless green lawn in seconds,” or just the secret to losing money and getting a headache?
To answer all your important questions, we first need to know exactly what Greenerator is.
What Is Greenerator? What’s It Made From?
Grass (or lawn) paint has been used by golf courses for years to keep their grounds looking top-notch, regardless of the season. Recently, it appears that some companies have found another use for these types of products, and are now marketing them to consumers who need to “green” their plants.
While we’re not told exactly what Greenerator contains, most lawn paints are made from pulverized kaolin, or even decayed plants. And because they’re natural, these types of paints are non-toxic, safe for children and pets, and won’t contaminate nearby water.
You’ve Got Lots of Plant Spray Options
As we just learned, lawn paints are nothing new, so they’re widely available at most hardware stores and home improvement retailers. And because you won’t have to worry about S&H charges, these options are generally less expensive than Greenerator (more about this in the Pricing section).
Even if you decided to shop online instead of locally, you’ll probably find that third-party retailers usually charge less in S&H than Greenerator’s manufacturer. So, we’d recommend typing the phrase “non-toxic plant spray” or “green plant paint” into your favorite search engine and exploring these options as well.
Before going any further, this is a good time to talk about Greenerator’s price.
Greenerator Pricing, Refund Policy, & Reputation
One 32oz bottle (claimed to cover 200sqft) of Greenerator is priced at $14.95 plus $6.95 S&H.
Like all Tristar products, Greenerator comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request one, you’ll need to contact customer service at 973-287-5147.
Online reviews for Greenerator were thin during our research, although it appears to be essentially identical to Get It Green, another ASOTV product.
On Amazon, Get It Green had an average 3.6-star rating, with common compliments citing that it works well to cover dead/dying vegetation, that it’s easy to use, and that it lasts a while.
On the other hand, numerous customers complained that it didn’t match the color of grass (almost a neon green color, which turned turquoise after rain), and that it even caused the grass underneath to die, furthering the problem of browning.
Will you experience the same with Greenerator? These two products are nearly identical, so we’d definitely recommend keeping it in mind.
The Bottom Line about Greenerator
Contrary to what’s claimed on the Greenerator website, what’s the “best” cure for a drought-ravaged lawn? Water. Plain and simple.
The thing is, in much of the country, there’s currently a big shortage of the wet stuff. And we understand how difficult it is to watch all your hard work and money going down the drain as the temperatures soar and the sky remains cloudless.
But before you decide to order Greenerator, remember that you could potentially lose almost as much in S&H charges as you’ll get back as a refund if you don’t like it. In our opinion, this alone should be reason enough to explore all your options (you’re already off to a great start!).
Regardless of which choice you make though, remember that plant sprays like Greenerator only address the appearance of your grass and shrubbery, but they won’t address the underlying problem (e.g. lack of water). And in some instances, it might actually make the browning worse.
Don’t feel like spending money at all? Check around your house for some ingredients, because there’s more than one way to make homemade lawn and plant spray, which might work just as well, but without costing you an arm and a leg.
Pro tip: Just remember that lawn spray will usually stain anything it comes into contact with. So, you’ll want to wear old clothes when applying it, and be careful when spraying around mulch, driveways, and fence posts!
How’d you like Greenerator? Did it work well or was it a total dud? Write a review a tell us your story!