Viterra® Gelscape® Professional, an easy-to-use granular polymer for turf and landscape, is an exceptional blend of organic polymers, rendered insoluable by a superior crosslinking method.  It has the ability to reversibly absorb and desorb up to 500 times its weight in water, and more than 150 times its weight in standard fertilizer solution.

Viterra® Gelscape® Professional is available in 15 lb. and 50 lb. poly-lined boxes.

Gelscape Rates for Landscaping & Turf Applications

*As an additive, Viterra® Gelscape®  increases the water- holding capacity while it improves aeration and drainage of soils.

*When properly hydrated, Viterra® Gelscape® protects turf, sod, trees and shrubs against water stress damage caused by under or over-watering.
*Viterra® Gelscape® increases plant survival by reducing transplant shock and acting as a soil buffer.
*The consistent, reliable moisture release from Viterra® Gelscape® improves rate and speed of grass seed germination.
*Viterra® Gelscape® aids in the absorption of excess moisture to help maintain good drainage, adequate soil oxygen levels, and prevention of root-rot.
*Viterra® Gelscape® has a patented hydrophobic coating which prevents lumping, and makes its application possible even under moist conditions.
*As a dry, free flowing crystal, Viterra® Gelscape ® is compatible with granular fertilizers, grass seed, and other granular products.
*Viterra® Gelscape® is easy to use in tank mixes, injection units, sprayers, and overseeders.

*Viterra ® Gelscape® is non-corrosive.
*Viterra® Gelscape ® is friendly to our environment.

Gelscape Rates for Landscaping & Turf Applications

Tree & Shrub Planting:
Mix Gelscape ® with backfill at the rate of 1 oz. per caliper inch (or 1 oz. per ft. of ball diameter).   Also spread 1/2 oz. as the plant is placed in the hole.  Replace half of the treated soil and water thoroughly.  Finish filling the hole and water again.
Sod Laying:
Mix Gelscape ® uniformly into the top 2" of soil at the rate of 1 to 2 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.   After laying sod, water thoroughly.
Hydroseeding:
Add Gelscape ® to water while tank is filling, at the rate of 15 lbs. per acre.  For slope applications, use 24 lbs. per acre.
Large Container Planting:
Mix Gelscape® with soil or media at the of 3 lbs./cu. yd.; or 1 oz. per 5 gal. container; or ? oz. per 3 gal. container.
Bare-Root Dipping:
Prepare a slurry by adding ? oz. of Gelscape® per gallon of water.  Dip the bare-rooted stock and plant.
Color Beds, Urban Planters:
Rototill Gelscape® 4"-6" deep at 2-3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.; or dibble 1 gram (? tsp.) per plant hole.
Ground Cover:
Rototill Gelscape® 5"-6" deep at the rate of 1 to 1.5 lbs./1000 sq. ft.; or blend Gelscape® with media at 2 lbs. per cubic yard.
Turf Seeding:
Spread Gelscape® uniformly into the top 2"-3" of prepared soil at ? lb. to ? lb. per 1000 sq. ft., alone or in combination with starter fertilizer.  Seed, then water thoroughly.   Gelscape® can also be blended with seed prior to spreading.

Product Properties
Non-toxic (FHSA Std); 7 - 7.5 pH; non-phytotoxic.
Small coated, free flowing crystal.
Dustless; disperses evenly in liquids; no lumping.
More than 95% of absorbed liquid is released to the soil or plants, as needed.