After years of commercial use by golf courses, nurseries, sod farms and top landscapers, Hydretain is now available to homeowners.
Hydretain is a revolutionary new chemistry that allows homeowners to water up to 50% less and maintain healthy, great looking plants and turf.
Hydretain is proprietary blend of liquid humectant and hygroscopic compounds that attract and hold moisture like tiny water magnets within soil. Hydretain manages available soil moisture, extending watering intervals of indoor and outdoor plants, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees and grasses by as much as 2 to 3 times. Each application reduces watering for up to 3 months
• Minimize Drought Stress • Lower Utility Bills • Avoid Watering Restriction Fines • Protect Against Opportunistic Pests • Extend Watering Intervals • Save Time and Labor • Improve Transplant Success • Eliminate Localized Dry Spots • Conserve Precious Water
For use on New & Existing Turf Grass, Trees, Flower Beds, Shrubs, Ornamentals, Vegetable Gardens.
Ideal for preparing Indoor and Potted Plants for your extended vacation absence!
Drought or Not - Hydretain Provides Benefits Throughout The Growing Season
Just like our bodies plants need a continual source of water to grow and remain healthy. Even during times of normal rainfall and in between scheduled waterings plants can suffer from a lack of sufficient water, known as drought stress. Unfortunately by the time the first visible sign of drought stress appears plants and turf grasses' internal processes (photosynthesis, carbohydrate translocation, cell differentiation, cell elongation, & cell division) have ceased. This complete shutdown of the physiological processes results in weak, under-developed plants, that are prone to diseases, nutrient deficiencies, shallow roots, reduced flowering and poor crop yields. Ultimately the overall quality of your plants and lawn suffers.
Hydretain is the solution. Hydretain manages root zone moisture, making the most efficient use of applied water, rain, etc.
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Its simple mechanism protects turf and plants from the harmful effects of drought stress, reducing disease pressure and root shrinkage. Hydretain will result in healthy, disease resistant plants that will improve the overall quality of your lawn, landscaping and vegetable gardens.
Hydretain does not hold excess water in the root zone and therefore does not promote disease. It also will not change the water holding capacity or percolation of the soil matrix (except in the case of severely hydrophobic soils as above).
Hydretain is not a wetting agent, polymer, penetrant, or antitranspirant. No other product has the ability to actually attract free water molecules and then release them through osmosis into the roots of your turf. It is a truly unique compound that has no equal.
How to Apply Simply apply Hydretain by attaching the bottle with hose-end sprayer to your garden hose, it’s that easy. After you apply Hydretain, rinse it off the foliage and into the soil, then water heavily enough to carry Hydretain down to and throughout the root zone. This allows Hydretain to attach to your roots and begin to manage your moisture and keep your plants and turf alive and healthy.
Each application reduces watering for up to 3 months. For additional moisture management, spot treatment of isolated dry patches or additional protection during prolonged hot, dry conditions, Hydretain may be applied at rates up to 5 times the following application rates, either as a single application or in multiple applications. (Always rinse Hydretain off foliage and flowers and into the soil where Hydretain is designed to function.)
Lawns: Soil should be wet to moist (but not saturated) before applying Hydretain. Water thoroughly the night before or a few hours before applying. Through hose-end sprayer, 1 quart treats 2,500 to 5,000 square feet (depending on desired watering reduction). Immediately after applying, water thoroughly, rinsing Hydretain down into the root zone, where it is designed to function. (Approximately 1/2 inch of water is needed.)
Trees, Shrubs and Individual Plants: Through hose-end sprayer, apply enough Hydretain to thoroughly saturate the soil throughout the root zone. Large Planters, Flowers and Vegetable Gardens: Through hose-end sprayer, apply Hydretain around plant root zone at a rate of 1 quart of concentrate per 1,000 square feet.
Potted or Containerized Plants: Through hose-end sprayer, apply enough Hydretain to thoroughly saturate the soil throughout the pot or container. (For indoor plants, fill jug or watering can from hose-end sprayer or mix 2 ounces of concentrate with each gallon of water.)
Re-watering Hydretain Treated Plants and Grass: Hydretain extends watering requirements by managing excess moisture. Therefore, for maximum effect, it is important to water thoroughly when re-watering Hydretain-treated areas, providing excess subsurface moisture for Hydretain to manage. Hydretain is biodegradable. Re-application every three months allows Hydretain to build up in the soil profile, providing even greater drought resistance with each application.
Is Hydretain environmentally friendly? Hydretain is all natural, made from food-grade materials and is fully biodegradable. It contains no phosphates, petrochemical derivatives or other toxic fractions, which may cause ground water runoff contamination.
Hydretain begins to break down in approximately 90 days. Re-application every 90 days allows Hydretain to build up in the soil profile providing even greater drought resistance with each application.