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Water Crystals must be allowed to expand fully upon initial
Generally, the smaller the crystal, the
faster it will absorb water.
A midsize crystal is a general purpose
product for normal soils, container and potted plants, gardens, crop
lawns, trees and shrubs. This size also has been the preferred crystal for hand
crafts and neck coolers.
For clay soils, use the larger crystals.
They will help break up the clay and make the soil more porous. This size
is the second choice for hand crafts and home decorations.
For sandy soils, bare root planting, and
for pre-conditioning a potting soil to retain moisture, use the granular
When pre-swelling is not practical, two heavy waterings should be
applied within several hours after dry crystals have been mixed and blended with the soil.
Prior to watering, uniformly blend dry Water Crystals into the
at a rate of 1.5-2.75 lbs. per cu. yd. Then, after planting, thoroughly water or irrigate
the soil to permit full absorption of the Water Crystals. For best results,
go back later and
soak a second time, if possible.
For best results with indoor plants, pre-swell dry crystals before
blending with the growth medium. To do this, add water at a rate of 2
ounces of dry crystals to at least 1.5 gallons of water and allow the
mixture to stand 1-2 hours or until water has been absorbed.
Then, to promote uniform distribution of absorbed water, thoroughly mix or till the
pre-swelled Water Crystals into the soil or growing medium. After blending
with the soil, a subsequent watering should be applied to maximize water content.
Water Crystals are not a substitute for good watering and
fertilizing programs. They are a hydrogel or polymer crystal that increases the
plant mediums water holding capacity and enhances
the efficient use of available water by the plant. The soil should not be allowed to
completely dry out.
With irrigation, it seems to make little difference where within the root
system the polymer is located. But for dry land plantings (grass, field
crops, etc.), evidence shows that shallow dispersal (1/4" to 1 1/2" deep) to
take advantage of any light showers is preferred.
This may not be true in desert-like conditions due to the high
evaporation rates, but it does appear correct for dry land areas where light
summer showers occur several times a month.
How Water Crystals Work
Why Use Water Crystals
How to Apply
Humidors, Water Feeders
3 and 6 Ounce Jars
Hints, Tips & References
seek out the filled reservoirs of Water Crystals, penetrating their membranes to provide
nourishment to the plant.
With potting soil treated properly with
Water Crystals, you can go on vacation without worry that your plants will stress and
shrivel from lack of water.
In fact, when used properly, Water
Crystals will cut the need to water in half; sometimes, depending on the
moisture in the air, as much as 75 per cent. That means more convenience,
and no worries when you're away and not able to water your plants.