Grow stronger and more durable grass for an improved performance
The Capillary Hydroponics system enables growth of turfgrass with properties to detailed specifications. The grass is stronger and more durable with significantly less maintenance and environmental impact
Enjoy greens with stronger grass that grows to specifications of desired playing conditions
Build tee boxes with stronger grass, greater wear tolerance and less maintenance
Superior drainage capability and subsurface irrigation allows for fairways that can perform superbly in any weather conditions without demanding high irrigation amounts.
The Capillary Hydroponics system is efficient and ensures that the grass grows stronger with deeper roots, providing outstanding wear-, shade-, disease-, drought- and heat stress-tolerance, excellent tensile strength and faster establishment.
Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri
Sand grown grass
Using sand enables better drainage and acts as a natural biofilter
Subsurface irrigation and a greater gas-exchange in root zones enables grass to grow strong in sand. Using a sand layer as growing medium will support drainage and aeration, which provide more oxygen and dissolve nutrients better, both distributed from the moving water table used to mimic a natural ebb and flow system.
With the help of a solar-powered airlift pump water is circulated on a set interval between two basins on opposite halves of a turf. Through capillary action water moves back into the root-zone and forces carbon dioxide out of the growing media through displacement, and inversely draws oxygen back into the soil as the water recedes.
This ensures the grass can grow stronger, minimizes wasted water and helps to evenly distribute fertilizers and pesticides from the basins into the turf, with virtually no leaching into the environment.
Capillary Hydroponics Turf System
Compared to regular turf maintenance Capillary Hydroponics occupy less resources in maintenance.
Up to 85 % less water consumption
Up to 50% less fertilizers and pesticides
Automated watering and maintenance
Using sand, an open growing medium, provides enough root zone porosity for grass to grow strong rapidly. Subsurface irrigation and a moving water table increases the oxygen-gas exchange for an improved growth.
By using subsurface irrigation and distribution of fertilizers and pesticides in the water there is no leaching of harmful substances or microplastics into adjacent soil, surrounding water streams or ground water.
The Capillary Material keeps the ground base levelled regardless of the ground profile it is installed on - avoiding migration of particles and settling of the ground. The moving water table makes sure grass grows strong in any sand.
Using a moving water table with set intervals you choose the characteristics you want for the tee, green or fairway, be it fast, slow, firm or soft.
Heating from the ground up
By circulating the water in the moving water table before distribution, it automatically heats up the water and by extension, the ground. Additionally, using the stored solar-energy in the sub-soil, the temperature in the root-zone can be raised in winter and cooled in summer.
Because Capillary Hydroponics allows the grass to be grown in a very open medium, the drainage capabilities are superior compared to soil-grown grass.
Stockholm GK, Sweden
The Capillary Material enables the use of an open growing medium and moves water and nutrients against gravity at the bottom of the rootzone as a result of which the grass develops deep roots. Simultaneously it creates a firmer and drier surface which leads to reduced weeds and disease pressure.
A golf course green drainage systems that works
The Capillary Material offers passive capillary drainage by using sand instead of soil in root zones and a patented hydraulic geostructure with pervious concrete that enables rapid drainage and also moving water up, fertilizing and watering the turf from below. Compared to other golf course green drainage systems the grass grows stronger but still drains even better.