Hydrophobic Soil Repelling Water

1. How to recognize water repellent soils:

There’s nothing more frustrating than watering your garden or pots and then scratching beneath the surface of the soil to find that the water you have applied hasn’t penetrated the root zone.

Plant Roots and Water Absorption in Hydrophobic Soil

2. Hydrophobic soils: 

It’s not uncommon for certain soils to become hydrophobic (repel water). When soils are hard to wet precious water can’t penetrate the root system of your plants so a “well-watered” garden may in fact be dry and stressed. If your soil is behaving this way it may be a sign that you need a wetting agent. 

Water Absorption After Wetting Agent Application

3. Wetting Agents: 

How soil absorbs and holds water is influenced by other factors too, like soil structure, but traditional soil wetters don’t improve the condition of the soil. Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner is an aquatic safe wetting agent boosted with Seasol liquid seaweed and liquid compost. It ensures your garden gets the most from every drop of water. 

Plant Roots, Soil Microbes And Nutrients Graphic

4. Soil Maintenance: 

Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner’s helps to improve soils three ways. The soil wetter overcomes water repellence in hard to wet soils. The soil conditioner promotes good soil structure, stimulates beneficial soil microbes and plant uptake of essential nutrients. Seasol provides a health treatment for every plant in your garden. Apply via watering can or hose by following directions on the back of the packs. 

Looking After Pots

5. Pots Maintenace: 

Potting mix dries out, especially in summer. Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner improves soil retention, allowing deeper penetration of water and it remains active for many months, making watering, rainfall and liquid feeding more effective. Apply one application every 3 to 6 months, or more often if required.