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CHEESE2009
06-21-2012, 11:00 AM
So we're having a major heat wave, and all the lawns have turned yellow.

What are those pellets called that retain water and release over time?


I think it'd be a good time to sell that to my clients considering we have water restrictions/bans.

CHEESE2009
06-21-2012, 11:19 AM
oooo

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anyone got an idea of where I can get this, besides their store.

Steve
06-21-2012, 11:51 AM
What about vermiculite?

http://homeharvest.com/homeharvest2000pics/VermiculiteMicaGrow8qt.jpg

CHEESE2009
06-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Alright, so I picked up 3 bags of this crap for $6 per bag.

http://plantbest.com/shop_image/products/3909-L_l1.jpg

Anyone ever use this stuff?

CHEESE2009
06-21-2012, 06:18 PM
Oh ****. I thought it was the same polymer you were talking about earlier. Never used this coconut product. Still dont see how it works on a lawn.


Neither do I... LOL

DAMMIT!!!

I want these magic crystals, I don't care if they work.. I want to sell my service for applying it hahaha!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Steve
06-22-2012, 10:24 AM
Check out this wikipedia on soil moisture content (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil#Soil_moisture_content). It's fascinating to see what kind of soil content will hold the most water.

Grass Doctor
06-26-2012, 01:04 AM
hey cheese i went to the box store today and i buy some of this water retention poly whatever so i just though to let you know one spoon will make 1 gallon 1 pound for a 1000 square not bad at they also selling it a lowes.
:cool:

CHEESE2009
06-26-2012, 08:47 AM
Aww MAN!

I want some! I can't find it anywhere!

I phoned up a local place and the convo went something like this:

Me: hey, I'm looking for something that I can apply to my lawn that will retain the water, and slowly release it over time. Do you have a product like this?

Guy: Eh? No we don't have dat! *click*

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/4916818401_264dd69d9c_z.jpg

Grass Doctor
06-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Aww MAN!

I want some! I can't find it anywhere!

I phoned up a local place and the convo went something like this:

Me: hey, I'm looking for something that I can apply to my lawn that will retain the water, and slowly release it over time. Do you have a product like this?

Guy: Eh? No we don't have dat! *click*

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/4916818401_264dd69d9c_z.jpg

dude i just toll u they start selling at home depot i got me a cauple bags to advertise for fall with soil aeration.

Steve
06-27-2012, 12:13 PM
How about getting some packaging peanuts and just spreading them out on the lawns :D

http://www.davescooltoys.com/davesblog/images/peanuts_in_grass.jpg

CHEESE2009
06-27-2012, 01:59 PM
hahahahaha!!!

The only reason this idea would be nice, is to get away with charging a good amount of money for a quick service during the hot period of the season.

Oh well, the lawns will be green again next week! Not that I care, making money is more important than healthy lawns. :(

mark123
06-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Are you asking about Terra-sorb?

Steve
06-29-2012, 10:19 AM
That could be it!

http://www.plantergarden.com/images/terra-sorb2.jpg