The Future Of Turfgrass

Controlling the water, carbon dioxide and oxygen levels for various soil profiles is a major challenge – especially for faster, firmer greens susceptible to dry spots. The Capillary Hydroponics System is a totally new approach that gives you great playability with significantly less risk and maintenance.

This patented system automatically regulates the water levels and increases gas-exchange by raising and lowering the water table to produce deeper, healthier roots and higher-quality turfgrass. This system also allows easy monitoring of EC Levels, PH Levels, Temperature, and Water Flow.

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Up to 6,000% greater gas-exchange in rootzone
Up to 30% lower annual irrigation costs
Up to 85% less water use
Longer lifespan of tees and greens
Healthier, Superior-quality Turf & Roots

Controlling carbon dioxide levels in the rootzone and providing enough oxygen for roots is a constant problem when growing turfgrass. Because the carbon dioxide molecule is a lot heavier than the oxygen molecule, this is very hard to do with normal aerifying methods. The only means of truly removing carbon dioxide from deep in a turfgrass rootzone is by forcing it out with water. The Capillary Hydroponics Turf System effectively pushes out the heavier carbon dioxide molecules and sucks oxygen into the turf profile on an automated schedule by raising and lowering the water table in the rootzone. This is a major difference in the approach to achieve optimum gas-exchange in the rootzone, and it has the potential to significantly reduce the number of costly surface disruptions necessary to grow superior turfgrass.

Easy Maintenance

Automated sub-surface irrigation and effective gas-exchange reduces the need for mechanical aeration from the top. Also, the system reduces maintenance by automating the delivery of fertilizers and amendments, which can easily be measured by the turf manager in less than a minute with a portable EC-meter or other tools.

High Durability and ROI

Besides bunkers, tees and greens are the most expensive and labor-intensive components of a course to maintain. While the cost of Hydroponic Turf System installation is comparable to some of today’s popular systems, the Hydroponic Turf System has the potential to significantly increase the lifespan of these components, saving on labor and maintenance costs through automation, and lower annual water costs by up to 30%. Tees and greens last longer due to less build up of organic matter in the turf surface, and its paired with the exceptional durability and strength of the Capillary Concrete liner material.

Small Environmental Footprint

Completely Solar-Powered, the Capillary Hydroponics Turf System reduces water use by irrigating turf from below and nearly eliminating evaporation. The closed system also features high-precision fertigation that more cost-effectively applies soil amendments and prevents nutrients and pesticides from leaching into the environment.

How Our Hydroponic System Works

The Capillary Hydroponics System divides the turf area into two equally large areas. A control basin automatically oxygenates and pumps or drains water between the two areas on a regular schedule. The system is powered by a small solar panel, and the water levels in the turf profile can easily be adjusted.

Turf area divided in two sections by the pond-liner that encloses the system. This promotes drainage, control over pH levels, EC levels, temperature, water flow, and prevents pesticide leaching.

Capillary Concrete installed on top of pond liner to provide a level and stable base that will help draw moisture up to the roots as well as drain water down.

The control basin contains an intricate system of air-lift pumps that both oxygenates the water & soil, transports the water between the sections on a timed schedule, and can even fertilize the turf from below!

All water is filtered through an active bio-filter that contains beneficial microbes and bacteria to reduce algae growth.

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