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Lawn care company offering water less application??

Posted by marymisk 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 11:29

I am looking at new lawn care companies and one of them is offering a service where they apply some granules that attract water and therefore you can water less.

Anybody have any experience with this? or is this just some ploy for me to spend more money on something that doesn't work. Thanks for your help!


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RE: Lawn care company offering water less application??

Ask for their customer references from last year and ask them how it works.

RE: Lawn care company offering water less application??

Wetting agents do work. Wetting agents provide a more efficient uniform wetting of the soil, but some are more effective and longer lasting than others. Lawns that would benefit the most from a wetting agent application would be lawns that have very coarse (sandy) or very fine (clayey) soils. Will you save water using a wetting agent? If you monitor your yard and water only when needed, then yes it will save water. If you set your irrigation up to run every other day and never adjust, then no. Bottom line if you use a wetting agent will your lawn be healthier? Yes

RE: Lawn care company offering water less application??

Thank you for the replies. That's a good idea to ask for customer references.


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