Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC offers a unique moisture management technology which reduces watering requirements of trees, shrubs, turf, and other plants by up to 50%. Hydretain attracts moisture like a magnet and provides plant roots with beneficial moisture. Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC combines this root zone moisture system with a powerful soil surfactant that improves penetration in hydrophobic soil. This unique formulation provides excellent drought stress reduction and water conservation through subsurface soil moisture control. This product also provides the soil moisture necessary to maximize the efficacy of pesticide and fertilizer products. This environmentally-friendly, easy-to-spread granule is recommended for application with a spreader applications in situations where applying a liquid is labor intensive or otherwise impractical. Recommended for application to around trees or shrubs, containerized plants, and localized dry spots, as well as larger-scale applications including sports fields, golf courses, lawns, and landscaped areas.
Turf, trees, flowers, shrubs, fruit, and vegetable gardens and agriculture crops, etc. - field-grown and containerized.
Apply with a drop or rotary spreaders designed to apply granular materials. Before each application, calibrate the spreader according to the equipment manufacturer's directions for adjusting the spreader settings.
Application Instructions: Hydretain ES Plus will help plants survive periods of low moisture by capturing and converting free water molecules into micro-droplets of water and making them available to the plant. Pre-stress applications are recommended for optimized plant protection, however, Hydretain ES Plus can be used any time during the plants’ life cycle. Applications performed at the time of planting, seeding, sodding, or transplanting will also improve plant establishment.
For Best Results: Irrigation immediately after application is recommended, however, within 3-5 days is acceptable. When watering in, it is imperative to irrigate thoroughly allowing Hydretain ES Plus to completely penetrate and saturate the root zone. This product will not become functional until it is properly watered in. To prevent mower pick-up, delay mowing until the product has been watered in by irrigation or rainfall. Water thoroughly when re-watering Hydretain ES Plus treated plants. For continued effectiveness, reapply every three months or every six weeks at a 1/2 rate (after the initial full-rate application). Additional applications may be required as the necessity for more frequent irrigation increases. Reapply Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC if the reduction in watering is not apparent within the first two weeks. A proper fertilization program will enhance the activity of Hydretain ES Plus.
Turf: Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC can be applied to established turf, or at the time of seeding, sodding, or sprigging. The recommended application rate of Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC is 120 pounds per acre (2.7 Lbs. per 1,000 square feet). Repeat every 3 months or as needed. For greater efficiency or exceptionally difficult soils, re-apply at a 1/2 rate every six weeks following the initial full-rate application.
Large Planters & Gardens (where plants are planted close together): Apply Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC at a rate of 1 pound for each 100 square feet of planter bed. Apply topically for existing beds. For new plantings Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC may be mixed into soil prior to planting or spread topically after planting.
Shrubs, Individual Plants, Potted or Containerized Plants: Apply at a rate of 1 pound for each cubic foot of planting media either topically or mixed into planting media at time of planting.
Trees: Apply Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC at a rate of 1.5 to 2 pounds for each caliper inch. Apply evenly from the base of the tree just past the drip line for existing trees. Hydretain ES Plus Granular OC may be mixed with the planting media for transplanting trees or applied topically after planting and watered in.
Application Equipment and Instructions: *IMPORTANT: Apply this product with a drop or rotary spreaders designed to apply granular materials. Before each application, calibrate the spreader according to the equipment manufacturer's directions for adjusting the spreader settings such that the spreader delivers the appropriate application rate recommended above. Apply this product uniformly over the lawn or area to be treated. A more uniform application can be made by spreading half of the required amount over the area and then applying the remaining half at a right angle to the previous direction. Avoid streaking or skips during application. Check equipment frequently to ensure equipment is functioning properly and applying uniform distribution of granules.