For use during dry weather, the Water Retaining Gel helps to optimise watering by up to 4 times due to its compilation. We advise that you use at a rate of 35 grams per square meter. Scatter onto the soil and rake in, as per instructions. Spread the gel through the top layer of soil before laying the new turf. By doing this, the water is held exactly where the new roots require hydration. It is also a fabulous solution to water waste, especially during British dry spells. The crystals work to absorb several hundred times their own weight in water. This water is then held near the surface where it is readily available for the new turf roots as they start to establish. In incorporating the gel to your new turf installation, you give your lawn a fighting chance in the hot season to prevail, and evolve into the luscious green grass you are striving for.