If you’re looking for ways to improve your lawn care routine, using a wetting agent may be the answer.
Wetting agents are special substances that lower the surface tension of a liquid and can help water penetrate the soil more easily, which can be beneficial for a number of reasons.
In this blog post, we will discuss what wetting agents are, how to use them, and the benefits they offer.
What is a wetting agent?
Wetting Agents reduce surface tension between materials in soil & water enabling water to spread through the soil more easily for medium term protection.
When applied wetting agents for lawns can help improve moisture levels throughout the soil profile and encourage healthy growth.
Wetting agents can also be beneficial for plants so their roots can absorb nutrients and water from the soil more efficiently.
Lastly they are a known preventative and curative substance for dry patch where ground can start to repel water and cause grass to go brown and die
How to apply a wetting agent to your lawn?
There are several ways you can apply a wetting agent to your lawn but the most common way is by pump or knapsack sprayer.
The application could also be done using a watering can providing this is followed up with a thorough watering in with rain, hose or sprinker
1 Litre bottle will cover 1000m²
- Shake & mix well before use. Some solids may settle over time
- Add the recommended product mix to a small amount of water. Mix well then top up the level with more water.
- Apply evenly to the lawn
- For best results apply in damp conditions or when rain is expected.
- Do not apply in hot, dry conditions or during periods of frost
After applying a wetting agent to your lawn, it’s important to water it in thoroughly. This can be done with rain, a hose, or sprinkler system.
What are the benefits of using a wetting agent?
There are many benefits to using a wetting agent on your lawn and plants, including:
- improved moisture levels throughout the soil profile
- encourages healthy growth
- beneficial for plants
- prevents and cures dry patch
From my experience I also find it can help with excess water on the lawn to a certain extent too, it won’t fix a bad draining soil but it can help to move heavy rainfall off the surface of the lawn into the root zone
How often you should use a wetting agent?
To get the best results, we recommend applying a wetting agent once a month during the growing season (March-October) and more often if needed due to drought or dry patch.
If the lawn is showing signs of drought, water stress or dry patches then a wetting agent application can be applied twice within a two week period as an initial treatment.
The next time you notice dry patch or lack of water penetration in your lawn, try applying Garden Lawncare Guy Wetting Agent