Rain Maker

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Rain Maker

Water Retention Polymer for Lawns

Rain Maker is a water retention polymer for lawns that will absorb over 400 times its weight in water. Rain Maker then holds the water in a gel form until the surrounding dirt dries and the water is then released into the soil. Rain maker maintains a higher moisture level in the soil for a longer period of time. Rain Maker water retention polymer for lawns expands during water absorption and contracts during water dismissal. This expansion and contraction aerates the soil by creating small air pockets underneath the soil. Other benefits of Rain Maker include the long-term development of the root system, a dramatic reduction of watering requirements, an increase in grass seed and rhizome germination, and an overall thicker healthier turf.

Rain Maker is a non-toxic substance derived from a potassium polyacrylate/polyacrylamide copolymer that consists of 16% potassium. The tiny white granules are specifically designed for above ground turf application and will penetrate the soil within 1-2 weeks after the application. After the polymers get into the soil they will remain within the top 8-12 inches of the soil and have a lifespan between 1-2 years. Depending on soil conditions and for the purpose of watering conservation we recommend one application each year. Rain Maker prevents and facilitates recovery from lawn fungus invasions like localized dry spot, Ascochyta leaf blight, and dollar spot fungus.

Water Retention Polymer for Lawns

Teaspoons of Rain Maker can hold several gallons of water.


Lawn Watering Guidelines for Colorado Lawns

The ideal way to water a lawn is via the 1-2-3-2-1 lawn watering technique. This lawn watering system was designed by Organo-Lawn and it is the best way to water both the grass and the trees. After the sprinkler zones have been set up properly it is very easy to follow the guidelines of the 1-2-3-2-1- lawn watering technique.

Lawn Watering Requirements without Rain Maker
Summer

Average High Temperatures are Greater than 85 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 2 inches of water per week (2/3 inches 3 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 1.5 inches of water per week (1/2 inches 3 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 1 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 3 x Per Week)


Late Spring / Fall

Average High Temperatures are Between 70-85 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 1 and 1/3 inches of water per week (2/3 inches 2 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 1 inch of water per week (1/2 inches 2 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 2/3 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 2 x Per Week)


Early Spring / Late Fall

Average High Temperatures are Less than 70 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 2/3 inch of water per week (2/3 inches 1 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 1/2 inch of water per week (1/2 inches 1 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 1/3 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 1 x Per Week)

Lawn Watering Requirements with Rain Maker
Summer

Average High Temperatures are Greater than 85 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 1 and 1/3 inches of water per week (2/3 inches 2 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 1 inch of water per week (1/2 inches 2 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 2/3 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 2 x Per Week)


Late Spring / Fall

Average High Temperatures are Between 70-85 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 1 inch of water per week (1/2 inches 2 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 2/3 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 2 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 1/2 inch of water per week (1/4 inches 2 x Per Week)


Early Spring / Late Fall

Average High Temperatures are Less than 70 Degrees F

South Facing Aspects: 1/2 inch of water per week (1/2 inches 1 x Per Week)

Normal Facing Aspects: 1/3 inch of water per week (1/3 inches 1 x Per Week)

North Facing Aspects: 1/4 inch of water per week (1/4 inches 1/4 x Per Week)


How many inches of water does my sprinkler system put out?

To determine how much water your sprinkler system dispenses, use a rain gauge or flat bottom and flat sided container like a Tupperware dish and place it in your lawn. Run your sprinklers as you normally would, i.e. 30 minutes, then measure the water depth. If there is 1/2 inch of water in 30 minutes you need to water 2 days per week in the spring and fall to receive 1 inch of water per week and 3 days per week in the summer to obtain 1.5 inches of water per week.

When Can Rain Maker Be Applied to a Lawn?

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Ideal Time to Have Rain Maker Applied:

After an aeration is performed, typically in the spring.

Application Season for Rain Maker:

Any time of year, but typically before September. We usually apply an application of Rain Maker after a core aeration.

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FAQ - Rain Maker

Is a Rain Maker lawn care application safe for my pets?

According to the Department of Agriculture we legally cannot claim any lawn care product is safe. According to the Department of Agriculture water is not safe. Rain Maker is considered non-toxic. It is the same material that is used in baby diapers to absorb water and Rain Maker is used in water filtration systems to filter pollutants from drinking water.

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How to reduce lawn watering in a Colorado lawn?

Most homeowners water their lawn too much, especially in the spring and fall. An ideal moisture level in the soil is 25% water, 25% air, and 50% soil. Following the 1-2-3-2-1 lawn watering technique is the best way to train grass roots to grow deep into the soil. Deep-digging roots will make the lawn more drought resistant.

If the lawn is being mowed at 3 inches or taller, the lawn is being watered according to the 1-2-3-2-1 technique, and the grass roots are at least 8 inches deep, then a lawn that has received an application of Rain Maker may not need to be watered 3 days per week during the heat of the summer. Therefore, the lawn watering technique might be something like the 1-2-1 lawn watering technique.

Water Retention Polymer for Boulder Lawns