CapillaryFlow’s proprietary technology enable the construction of greens and spaces with less environmental impact due to less maintenance and water consumption, an increased life length of sand and turfgrass and an enclosed system for distribution of fertilizers and pesticides.
Build beautiful golf courses that has washable sand, grass with greater wear tolerance and significantly less maintenance
Build grass and sand horse arenas with optimal footing and low maintenance
Build sustainable greens and spaces in cities worldwide by replacing hardscape surfaces with grass
Build pitches for arenas, stadiums and training facilities with greater wear tolerance and an increased season
Training fields and grounds
All our solutions are designed and built to help reduce maintenance costs and efforts for sports ground, greens and spaces. For sand we let maintenance crews wash it instead of replacing it with the help of our Capillary Wash Box.
The drainage CapillaryFlow solutions offer help avoid waterlogged surfaces, making grass less prone to diseases and fungicide. Hence, less harmful pesticides need to be used.
By irrigating the surface from below, water consumption is reduced with up to 90 %. Distributing fertilizers and pesticides through the subsurface irrigation system avoids leaching of it into adjacent soil and land.
The Capillary Hydroponics grows stronger grass that needs less verticutting and slitting, deep loosening and core aeration and mowing, and there are no costly replacements or maintenance of sand-clogged irrigation and drainage systems.
Sand bunkers and horse arenas won’t have to be irrigated or spot raked and no particles will migrate into the drainage system.
Our Hydroponic system is efficient and enables a lower environmental impact of turfgrass, according to an independent Life Cycle Analysis. Here are a few of the environmental issues the Capillary Hydroponics address successfully.
Naturally collect rainwater and decrease risk of flooding or overload on sewage and day water systems in cities
The Hydroponic Basins act as a natural aid to heavy precipitation events and help unload the burden of other water systems. Collecting and reusing the water helps decrease the water consumption.
Several installations over many years prove significant water savings compared to traditional overhead irrigation systems.
At MSU and the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center, a multiple year study with 6 identical putting-greens was started in 2022. 3 of the greens are built with the USGA variable root-zone depth method and 3 are built with the Capillary Hydroponics system. Initial results are very promising and indicate similar levels of water savings previously recorded.
Michigan State University
Using an enclosed system with natural sand and underground basins, it filters all water naturally from air and water pollution and then collects it to be reused.
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.
With a lower maintenance and less need for renovation the environmental impact of a hydroponic turf is significantly less
According to the LCA Analysis, hydroponic lawns have the lowest annual maintenance and lower need for renovation. They also have lower consumption of water and fertilizers, reducing the stress on the ground, drinking water supply and risk of eutrophication. These features make hydroponic lawns a more sustainable and beneficial alternative to traditional grass lawns.
Over a period of 50 years, the environmental footprint of Capillary Hydroponics turfgrass is less per installed square meter compared to other solutions**
Soil grown turf
** According to independent LCA-analysis