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The Future of Turfgrass

Introducing the first fully hydroponic growing system for turfgrass. Our Capillary Hydroponics Turf System ensures the right water content and gas-exchange in a turf profile by automatically controlling the water level to produce healthier turfgrass with less risk, water, maintenance and environmental impact.

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Patented Hydroponic System

This patented system automatically regulates the water levels and increases gas-exchange by raising and lowering the water table to produce deeper, healthier roots and higher-quality turfgrass. This system also allows easy monitoring of EC Levels, PH Levels, Temperature, and Water Flow.

Up to 6,000% greater gas-exchange in rootzone

Up to 30% lower annual irrigation costs

Up to 85% less water use

Longer lifespan of tees and greens
 

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Capillary Hydroponics Turf System

The Capillary Hydroponic Turf System is the first fully hydroponic growing system for turf grass. 

Greater gas-exchange deep in rootzone. 

Up to 85% less water consumption.

Lower maintenance and labor costs.

Longer lifespan of soil profile.

Greater turf quality due to dryer surface. 

Greatly reduced soil temperatures (up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit) in hot climates, and increased soil temperatures during winter in cold climates.

Our Hydroponic System Provides

Healthier Turf and Roots

Controlling carbon dioxide levels in the rootzone and providing enough oxygen for roots is a constant problem when growing turfgrass. Because the carbon dioxide molecule is a lot heavier than the oxygen molecule, this is very hard to do with normal aerifying methods.

Easy Maintenance

Automated sub-surface irrigation and effective gas-exchange reduces the need for mechanical aeration from the top. Also, the system reduces maintenance by automating the delivery of fertilizers and amendments, which can easily be measured by the turf manager in less than a minute with a portable EC-meter or other tools. 

High Durability and ROI

Besides bunkers, tees and greens are the most expensive and labor-intensive components of a course to maintain. While the cost of Hydroponic Turf System installation is comparable to some of today's popular systems, the Hydroponic Turf System has the potential to significantly increase the lifespan of these components, saving on labor and maintenance costs through automation, and lower annual water costs by up to 30%.

Small Environmental Footprint

Completely Solar-Powered, the Capillary Hydroponics Turf System reduces water use by irrigating turf from below and nearly eliminating evaporation. The closed system also features high-precision fertigation that more cost-effectively applies soil amendments and prevents nutrients and pesticides from leaching into the environment.

How Our Hydroponic System Works


The Capillary Hydroponics System divides the turf area into two equally large areas. A control basin automatically oxygenates and pumps or drains water between the two areas on a regular schedule. The system is powered by a small solar panel, and the water levels in the turf profile can easily be adjusted.

Turf area divided in two sections by the pond-liner that encloses the system. This promotes drainage, control over pH levels, EC levels, temperature, water flow, and prevents pesticide leaching.

Capillary Concrete installed on top of pond liner to provide a level and stable base that will help draw moisture up to the roots as well as drain water down.

The control basin contains an intricate system of air-lift pumps that both oxygenates the water & soil, transports the water between the sections on a timed schedule, and can even fertilize the turf from below!

All water is filtered through an active bio-filter that contains beneficial microbes and bacteria to reduce algae growth.

Our Story

We are golf course superintendents and sports fields specialists. We understand the challenges and what it takes to maintain a great golf course or other sports fields. Everything we have developed gets tested in real-life situations, over and over again, and we work with some of the most advanced laboratories in the world to develop the best and most effective solutions to everyday challenges. 

Capillary Bunkers were first installed in 2010 in Scandinavia in a very tough climate with severe winter ground freezing conditions. The product was invented and developed by Founder Martin Sternberg, CGCS, as a means of finally resolving all bunker problems in even the most severe golf course locations. Today, +800 courses have been built or renovated with Capillary Bunkers all across the world, from Australia, Japan, Africa to the USA and Europe. 

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