granular polymers

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by naughty62, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 369

    Does anybody have any experience with incorporating these granular water aborbing polymers .I guess most have to be tilled in . Just wondering if it would worth the expense on new beds and lawns with porous soil ?
  2. PaproskiLandscaping

    PaproskiLandscaping LawnSite Member
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  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I think he's talking about the polymer crystals that absorb like 100 times their weight in water. I know they are used a lot in potted planters and hanging baskets, but other than that I'm not too sure. I too have wondered if it would be effective in sandy soils. I know that it's pretty expensive stuff, but a little goes a long way usually. If you search around you can find it in 50lb. bags I think.

    It would be neet to do a little expriment, like make a flowerbed and out the crystals on 1/2 and not on the other, then let it go a summer and watch how one side needs water compared to the other... The stuff may just be 'snake oil' for all I know.

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