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Monday, March 26, 2012

Installing Water Silos on a resident's front yard

The easiest way to install Water Silos for grass is before you put the new sod.

You need:

  • Water Silos (about 20 - 25 grams per square yard)
  • Sod
  • Soil and any fertilizer you want to use
  1. Remove grass- You will need to begin with a clean area.  Remove any grass or weeds left in the area you will be installing your new sod.
  2. Cover with soil- Ask a landscaper or wherever you bought your soil which type of soil is good for your area and the season.  Cover entire area with soil and level it out.
  3. Apply Water Silos- You might find it easier to figure out how much Water Silos your area requires first and putting that amount in a bowl or bucket. This way you don't use too much or too little.  Then divide up the area in square yards or whatever helps you.  Add Water Silos by hand or cup and do it low to the ground to avoid wind blowing it away.  Make sure to spread it evenly.
  4. Add sod- When adding the sod on top of the Water Silos try not to step on the Water Silos.
  5. Water your lawn- Water thoroughly so the roots of the grass can settle and so the Water Silos can retain maximum capacity. After the first week or two you can reduce watering to once every 15 days.  Keep an eye on your grass.  Different grass types, soil conditions, and weather conditions may cause you to water more or less.  Getting some good rain will reduce the number of times you water your lawn a year.
NOTE:  Water Silos retains water and nutrients.  It is not and does not replace pesticides or fertilizers!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Run-off Experiment


Run-off Experiment, a set on Flickr.

This is an experiment Mr. Sergio Rico performed in Queretaro, Mexico to demonstrate how much water is wasted when we don't use Water Silos.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What is Water Silos?

Water Silos, also known as Lluvia Solida, Solid Rain, and Silos de Agua, is a revolutionary new water conservation product.  It is a potassium-based super absorbent capable or retaining 500 times it's own weight in water. Placing Water Silos at the root of a plant will supply a constant source of moisture reducing the number of times the plant needs water. One application lasts at least 10 years depending on soil conditions! There is no need no remove it afterwards.

Water Silos attaches itself to water molecules and turns into a gel-like substance. Having the water in this solid state reduces the amount of water that would otherwise be wasted going further into the Earth or evaporated.  Plants only absorb 10% of water when you water them without Water Silos.  Now with Water Silos, your plants will be able to absorb around 90%!

Unlike similar products that you might have heard of before, Water Silos is FDA approved an not harmful to humans and plants. It is made up of a potassium-based copolymer.  There were sodium-based super absorbents that they used to advertise on TV that worked similar but had a smaller lifespan and worse were made of sodium!  These products leave a residue that is toxic to humans and plants!

Water Silos is non-soluble in water so it can be used with any type of plant.