Weed Xtinguishers offers quarterly applications of Hydretain.
This is a great product designed to reduce the watering requirements of turf and plants up to 50%. It is a granular Bio-Degradable, Non-Toxic product, that is recommended to be applied quarterly throughout the year.
Hydretain is a patented blend of liquid humectant and hygroscopic compounds that attract and hold moisture like tiny water magnets within the soil. Hydretain manages available soil moisture, extending watering intervals and helping to prevent drought stress in turf
- Minimize Drought Stress
- Lower Utility Bills
- Avoid Watering Restriction Fines
- Protect Against Opportunistic Pests
- Eliminate Localized Dry Spots
- Conserve Precious Water
Preventing Evaporative Loss is Key
In order to understand how Hydretain Works, you must first understand the mechanism of drought. Simply put, when water is applied through rainfall or irrigation, a huge percentage is never utilized by the plant. This is due primarily to the forces of gravity pulling moisture back to the aquifer and evaporation pulling moisture into the atmosphere. While we can do little about gravity, we can prevent most of the evaporative loss.
When there is adequate liquid water in the soil, Hydretain essentially lies dormant and serves no real purpose. It is when this liquid water is depleted and only water vapor remains in the soil matrix that Hydretain’s benefits can be seen. Plants cannot use vapor, so Hydretain was engineered to capture it and collect it back into minute liquid droplets that sustain plants between waterings.
For more information, refer to the Hydretain website, www.hydretain.com.