Water Crystals™ are a superior super
absorbent polymer (SAP).
These water absorbing crystals help conserve moisture in the soil and conserve
When mixed or tilled into soil, the dry
polymer crystals absorb and retain water from irrigation, watering or natural
precipitation for extended periods.
Water Crystals reduce watering frequency
When properly applied, these polymer crystals can reduce
your watering frequency by:
• 50-75% in potted plants
• 15-40% on lawns and golf courses, and
• 20-40% for most irrigated field crops.
Ninety-five percent of the water stored in
these polymer crystals will available to your plants.
Control fluctuation of soil moisture between watering
Too much water at one time and not enough water at another time results in water stress
that stunts growth and/or reduces yields.
Because the amended soil would be much less compacted than untreated soil (due to the expansion and contraction of
the crystals as they go through repeated hydration/dehydration cycles), the
growth medium's ability to hold water actually improves.
Hold moisture close to plant root system
Polymer crystals hold water in the
general area of a plant's root system, thus helping prevent water loss by
percolation down past the roots.
The key is proper application of correct amounts into the general root area, with relationship to the water source. For example,
when placed shallow in a dry land planting the amended soil will obviously absorb more water from light rains than if they were deep-planted.
Eliminate plant stress from lack of moisture
You can help plants survive through
drought conditions by keeping this new water reserve near your plants' root
When properly applied, they allow emergency water to be drawn from the soil. Without them, ground dries and hardens, root systems begin to dry and enter stages of stress. Before long, stress kills the plant.
Help plants survive longer in drought conditions
Permanent wilting point is the "point of no return" for a plant.
Here's an experiment to confirm this:
place two lettuce plants in containers (one containing Water Crystals™, the
other without). Use the same amount of soil, and water them equally until fully
grown. Next, stop watering, and observe the results.
The plant with crystals will normally live at least a week longer than the other plant, depending on climate. This works the same for all plants. In your home. In your garden. In pots and containers. On your lawn. And, in crop fields.
Absorb, store and release fertilizer and nutrients to
These polymer crystals not only store
water for plants, they also become a repository of nutrients. They will absorb
any aqueous, non-petroleum based solution.
If fertilizer is present and washed into the soil with water, the crystals will absorb the mixture. This prevents the nutrient from percolating through the soil, past the root system where it will do no good. When the crystals absorb the nutrient-laden solution, water-carrying capabilities are reduced, only absorbing half as much nutrient-laden solution. As the expansion and contraction of the crystals continue through subsequent waterings, the nutrient-laden water is slowly released into the soil.
As this "purging" takes place, the crystals return to their normal water-absorbing capacity. This process leads to better conditions and stronger, healthier root systems, reducing efforts for healthy plant care.
Make composting more efficient
Extensive tests using compost and peat moss prove that Water Crystals™ hold moisture and make the growing medium easier to rewet.
Tested and Approved
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has certified Water Crystals to be non-hazardous. The product has been certified under 29CFR1910.1200.
Water Crystals are inert. They will not be absorbed into plants or migrate into ground water.
They will hold nitrates, phosphates, and minerals next to the roots or plants. Doing so, reduces the leaching of these elements into ground water. Preliminary research has shown that the crystals attract the bacteria and microorganisms essential to plant growth.
Water Crystals™ improve soil structure in several ways
• Through reduced watering intervals, the soil has less build-up of salts
• Because the crystals are always expanding and contracting, soil is loosened
and aerated, reducing compaction and hardness and improving the condition of the
• Since they hold moisture and nutrients, soil is less susceptible to drying out
On the other hand, if extreme wet conditions occur, fully hydrated, the
polymer crystals in the soil will allow excess water to pass through.
Highest quality with proven performance
Compared with similar products, Water Crystals™ have superior longevity.
Water Crystals remain 95% effective after
5-12 years in stable soil. If not exposed to sunlight or U-V rays in their
hydrated form, one application should last at least 5 years and as many as 12 in
normal soil without replacement. In crop fields, some replenishment should be
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