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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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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!! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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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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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*

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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*

dude i just toll u they start selling at home depot i got me a cauple bags to advertise for fall with soil aeration.
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How about getting some packaging peanuts and just spreading them out on the lawns

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