Rain Maker

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Rain Maker - Water Retention Polymer


Rain Maker is a water absorption granular 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 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 ifespan 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 fromlawn fungus invasions like localized dry spot, ascochyta leaf blight, and dollar spot fungus.



Rain Maker

Teaspoons of Rain Maker can
hold several gallons of water.


How much can you reduce your lawn watering?*

*These are general guidelines for watering with Rain maker. For complete recommendations regarding north facing, south facing, shaded areas, and so on, check out our sprinkler time chart.


General Lawn Watering Guidelines for Colorado Lawns

Watering Requirements without Rain Maker:

When Daytime Temperatures are Greater than 85 degrees F

Water your lawn 2 inches of water per week

(2/3" of Water 3 x Per Week)


When Daytime Temperatures are Between 70-85 degrees F

Water your lawn 1 and 1/3 inches of water per week

(2/3" of Water 2 x Per Week)


When Daytime Temperatures are Less than 70 degrees F

Water your lawn 2/3 of an inch of water per week

(2/3" of Water 1 x Per Week)

Watering requirements with Rain Maker:

When Daytime Temperatures are Greater than 85 degrees F

Water your lawn 1 and 1/2 inches of water per week

(1/2" of Water 3 x Per Week)


When Daytime Temperatures are Between 70-85 degrees F

Water your lawn 1 inch of water per week

(1/2" of Water 2 x Per Week)


When Daytime Temperatures are Less than 70 degrees F

Water your lawn 1/2 of an inch of water per week

(1/2" of Water 1 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.


IDEAL TIME TO HAVE APPLIED:
After an aeration is performed, typically in the spring.
APPLICATION SEASONS:
Any time of year but typically before September.

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