Chinese officials 'dyeing' yellow grass green
Sydney, Mar. 4 : Residents of Chengdu city have claimed that Chinese officials are spray painting grass to make it look green.
The residents said they were shocked when they saw council workers using a green spray on parkland, reports News.com.au.
One of the residents, He Tao, said two workers were spraying the grass, turning the yellow grass into green.
Photos uploaded by Netizens showed the council workers spraying a green substance onto the grass.
However, Chengdu city Landscaping Department said the spray wasn't "green paint" but a "greening agent".
Staff from the Landscaping Department of the Urban and Rural Construction Bureau of Longquanyi District claimed it was a coloured nutrient fluid that contains trace amounts of fertiliser that can improve the grass's frost-resistance and appearance.
According to the council, the nutrition deficiency makes the grass turn yellow in winter and if not treated the grass will die by summer.