Applications Hydrocell

Turf, Amenity and Landscaping
Hydrocell® is a unique soil improver with remarkable water holding properties. It looks like polystyrene flakes, but mixed into your soil or potting mix, Hydrocell® holds up to 60% of its volume in water.
Hydrocell® is suitable for all gardening applications including tree planting, garden beds, lawns, potted plants and roof gardens.

  • Gardens and Lawns/Beds and Borders
    Your garden beds will flourish on less water and suffer less heat stress when you add Hydrocell®.
    Adding Hydrocell® to existing gardens…
    Your lawn will flourish on less water and stay green longer with Hydrocell®.

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  • Hanging baskets and Planter boxes
    Hydrocell® is suitable for all gardening applications including tree planting, garden beds, lawns, potted plants and roof gardens.
    Your potted plants will flourish on less water, with less heat stress, when you add Hydrocell®.
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    Hydrocell® is suitable for all gardening applications including tree planting, garden beds, lawns, potted plants and roof gardens.


  • Trees
    Your new trees and shrubs will flourish on less water and establish faster when you add Hydrocell® during planting.
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Roof gardens

Hydrocell® is suitable for all gardening applications including tree planting, garden beds, lawns, potted plants and roof gardens.

  • Intensive roof gardens
    The intensive profile is deeper, between 200-1200 mm. This allows for the full diversity of plants from turf to trees to be used. Intensive roof gardens are generally used as recreational spaces.


  • Semi-extensive roof gardens
    Comprises of a deeper profile than the “extensive” profile, of between 100-200 mm. This allows a greater diversity of plants (turf, grasses and ground covers).


  • Extensive roof gardens
    Comprises of a shallow profile of between 50-100 mm. Planted with prostrate/low growing plants including mosses, sedums and water-stress tolerant grasses. This system is lightweight and requires minimal maintenance.

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