Saving Water with Biochar Products
for Turf Grass and Sports Field Construction
Is your turf a candidate for cutting your water bill in half?
Bare spots and non-uniform coloration?
Infrequent watering (including mandated reductions)?
Limited maintenance (aeration, fertilization)?
Pooling after irrigation (too wet)?
Excess salinity and sodic soil?
Public Golf Course, San Diego, California
Situation: The soil had excess salinity and highly sodic, and suffered from poor drainage, with pooling during irrigation events.
Approach: Half of a fairway was treated (after the marker pole) and the entire fairway put under water restriction.
Results: After three weeks, the Turf Rescue side improved in visual quality, soil moisture levels increased, and coverage improved. At two months, soil moisture levels on the treated side were more than twice the control, after water was reduced by 20%.
Hacienda Golf Club, La Habre Heights, California
Situation: Low soil plant-available water-holding capacity, reduced drainage.
Approach: Turf Rescue applied to Fairway 3 with 30% less water. The adjacent Fairway #5 continued to receive standard irrigation quantities.
Results: TDR Moisture levels and NDVI quality data were obtained by UC Riverside on both the treated and control fairway.
Residential, Westlake Village, California
Situation: Rocky soil, compacted, with poor drainage, using reclaimed water. Turf was browning out, and could not recover, despite being watered 10 minutes per day, four times weekly, for a total of 40 minutes.
Approach: The lawn was aerated, and turf rescue applied and incorporated into the soil. Twelve days after application, watering was reduced to five minutes per day, three days per week, for a total of 15 minutes.
Results: Three weeks after application the lawn had regained its color and coverage had improved, with a total water reduction of 62%.
Aerospace Contractor, El Segundo, California
Situation: Soil was low in water holding capacity, using reclaimed water. Turf was browning out despite being watered 12 minutes per day, every day, for a total of 84 minutes weekly.
Approach: The lawn was aerated, and turf rescue applied and incorporated into the soil. Watering was immediately reduced to 6 minutes daily, for a total of 42 minutes weekly.
Results: Three weeks after application the brown spots were diminished, for a 50% total water reduction.
After - 30 Days