Fytofoam

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Fytofoam

Fytofoam is a biodegradable and environmentally safe product that is injected into the soil and helps to increase root volume of grass, allowing finer and deeper roots to develop. This improves the turf’s capacity to absorb and hold water, therefore reducing water use. It is expected that the use of this product will reduce water consumption. Fytofoam is being used at sporting grounds and golf courses to improve water holding ability in the soil. 

Fytofoam’s great water-holding ability and air permeability ensure a gradual release of the nutrients and the water absorbed. These factors have an extremely positive effect on germination and also encourage faster and finer rooting. As well as creating a splendid and even growth, this improves the self-restoring capability of the turf. In other words with Fytofoam you will have finer and better results and reduced water and electricity costs. 
Fytofoam can be applied on soccer pitches and golf courses either by incorporating it into root zones during construction thereby achieving the ideal growing environment for quality turf grasses, or during resurfacing or routine maintenance. 


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The construction method comprises the application of a 2-3 cm layer of foam from a portable mixing machine. Or by spreading the Fytofoam flakes over the field, and incorporated directly. Once the material has set the foam can be easily worked into the upper root zone top layer with the use of a rotavator.


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Fytofoam can be applied on soccer pitches and golf courses either by incorporating it into root zones during construction thereby achieving the ideal growing environment for quality turf grasses, or during resurfacing or routine maintenance. Whole sportsfields being constructed and renovated use Fytofoam. But high wear areas such as goal squares, baseball diamonds, turf car parks, central corridors of soccer fields all suffer from regular heavy foot traffic. Fytofoam reduces compaction and accelerates root development to enable high wear areas to be quicker at repairing and more foot traffic tolerant. The construction method comprises the application of a 2-3 cm layer of foam from a portable mixing machine. Once the material has set the foam can be easily worked into the upper rootzone top layer with the use of a rotavator. In 2005, Fytogreen Australia developed a small version of the large sportsfield slit injection unit for restricted access sites where the large unit could not venture. It has proved popular with developers as a viable method of improving the establishment and sustainability of turf nature strips.


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Introduced into the root zone of grassed areas, the open cell structure readily absorbs water and nutrients, retaining them so that the grass can access them when required. It also retains at least 37% air – vital for good grass growth.

 


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Injections

Fytofoam, injected into slits 15 cm apart, is able to hold 60% by volume of water. The foam slits also created channels where excess water can drain through evenly to the drainage layer beneath.