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

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What about vermiculite?

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Alright, so I picked up 3 bags of this crap for $6 per bag.



Anyone ever use this stuff?
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Ive used it in garden and potted soil. I dont really see how your going to use this on a lawn. Generally this polymer is mixed into the dirt.
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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.
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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

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I want these magic crystals, I don't care if they work.. I want to sell my service for applying it hahaha!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Check out this wikipedia on soil moisture content. It's fascinating to see what kind of soil content will hold the most water.
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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.
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Yeah but most of that polymer is meant to be mixed into the soil and help the soil retain water. Not just spread out on a lawn.
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