You know SoilMoist, those polymer hydrogel granules:
If you're interested, the NY Times had a related article:
Say I mixed Soilmoist with topsoil for my lawn. Does anyone know how
long this stuff will last? I have no idea. For all I know it could
last forever, but I doubt it.
Thanks for your help.
<< Say I mixed Soilmoist with topsoil for my lawn. Does anyone know how long
this stuff will last? >>
That would be terribly expensive and probably not that helpful to your lawn.
Soilmoist is designed for potted plants and small specialized flowerbeds. I
would estimate its useful life at about two years, after which you would
probably repot anyway.
Central NY, Zone 5a, Sunset Zone 40
"If we see light at the end of the tunnel, It's the light of the oncoming
Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
I have written to the company several times to find out what happens
to Soil Moist (how long it lasts, what it breaks down to) and they do
not answer. I don't want to add anything unknown to the environment,
so I have stopped using it, until I get some definitive answers.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
I did get a reply from the company today (JRM Chemical). They said it's
good from three to five year.
Bummer. I hoped it would last for eons.
Terra-Sorb, a similar product, lasts five years and breaks down into
DiGiTAL ViNYL (no email)
Zone 6b/7, Westchester Co, NY, <1 mile off L.I.Sound
2nd year gardener
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