Hydrophobic

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1. In turfgrass culture, a term used to describe soil that tends to repel water, instead of allowing it to pass through the surface into the rootzone; often a symptom of excessive thatch, or improper mixing of soil materials.

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Water droplets unable to pass through surface.
Source: http://www.alterra-research.nl/pls/portal30/docs/folder/water_repellency/water_repellency/tutorial.htm