“We manage a Sports-Campus of 325 hectares which includes various National and International facilities for sport-field disciplines (amongst others; rugby, soccer, and hockey), gardens, a golf training facility, and the rehabilitation project of the bio-diverse and eco-sensitive Hartbeestspruit which runs through the property.
Vigo™ was introduced to us at the University of Pretoria a year and a half ago. We were understandably very sceptical towards any new product, especially those claiming to be 100% true organic and 100% environmentally friendly, as we had already been using a number of products claimed by the manufacturers to be the silver bullet, but none really lived up to their promises.
As in the past, our initial impression of Vigo™ was that it would be just another product (a so-called snake oil) which would improve the performance of our various turf grasses for a few days only, and then yet again we would have our hopes dashed. Truly we were very reluctant to make use of the product as we had seen it all before in previous products; trialled, tested – we have done it all before!
It all came into play during the drought period when we had to restrict our water consumption. The drought forced us to look to alternatives and it was at that stage that we reverted to Vigo™ as a possible solution. Now looking back in hindsight, it was actually an oversight not to have used this product before. The results were mind-boggling and the benefits are outperforming any products used before.