Our revolution in water management for all amenity turf, AquaCycle™ offers both soil penetrant qualities and the ability to aid water holding capacity, thereby improving water movement through the root zone and improving water distribution within the root zone.
AquaCycle™ is an important and valuable water management tool suitable for use in all root zones. This surfactant penetrant and block co-polymer new ‘generation technology’ helps to prevent or dispatch with dry patch, reduce water related plant stress, reduce the requirement for irrigation and ensure even water distribution throughout any root zone.
Research worldwide has shown the initial cause of dry patch is the build-up of naturally produced waxes and lipids around the sand/soil particles. When these coated sand/soil particles dry out they become hydrophobic (water-repellent) and the root zone is unable to hold water. Dry patch usually appears during periods of dry weather as small isolated patches of thin, stressed water repellent turf. The symptoms can affect all turf grass species but initially are more apparent on the shallower rooted species i.e. annual meadow grass where total die back of the plant can occur very quickly.
Beneath the surface in these affected areas the soil is extremely dry and will not easily re-wet. Research in the UK has shown that the build-up of waxes and lipids around the sand/soil particles that cause dry patch are concentrated at the soil thatch interface and this area is referred to as the hydrophobic zone.
AquaCycle™ offers the following benefits:
- Improves water penetration
- Improves water distribution
- Helps to prevent dry patch or helps to overcome dry patch
- Reduces water related plant stress
- Reduces the requirement for irrigation
- Effectively disperses dew and guttation
- Encourages a healthy balance of air & water in the root zone
- Provides an improved environment for healthy root growth