For the record I will again say the germination of plants is much easier and the water use is far less. Yes, I still use it in all my personal plantings at home. Yes I do use it to get more seed yield in plant starts. Our water use is way down under our neighbors usage. I still feel that nothing else I have used will balance the water within an area like American HydroSoil. Yes, I still recommend it for any garden or planting, including trees and shrubs.