You may have been spending a little bit of extra time in the garden lately tending to your plants and lawn, plus learning a bit about gardening along the way. So, after the milder weather during spring and the burst of plant growth and colour, comes the onset of our hot summer Aussie weather, so you need to prepare your garden right now.
If your plants have dry or dull foliage like these or are struggling to survive you may have a watering problem and you need to find out what it is. A simple check is to water the soil around your plants and then simply scratch beneath the surface and see if the soil is moist or wet. If the soil is still dry, then the water isn’t soaking in and your soil is water repellent or hydrophobic. Other symptoms include water running across the surface of the soil or your potted drying out too quickly with water running down the sides of the pot.
The easy way to treat these common watering problems is to apply a quality soil wetting agent to your soil or potting mix, every 3 to 6 months, or whenever it is needed. For extremely hydrophobic soils, apply it every 2 weeks until the soil improves. This will get the water to penetrate deeper into the root zone, just where it’s needed.
This Seasol Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner is an all-in-one long lasting aquatic safe wetting agent, boosted with Seasol seaweed and humic soil conditioners to provide the ideal health treatment for your soil and plants. The included soil conditioners and Seasol improve the overall structure and water plus nutrient holding capacity of the soil, stimulating beneficial soil microbes to improve the fertility and disease resistance of the soil.
If you have a large garden to care for, then the hose-on soil wetter is the best way to go. It will save you so much time and effort but with the same magic results.
Just aim at the surface of the soil and let it do its work. Always use water to wash the soil wetter off the plant foliage to avoid the possibility of burning the leaves during warmer weather.
The hose-on is just perfect for applying to your lawn at home, simply move slowly over the area in a sweeping motion to thoroughly wet the soil surface. Those dry, worn and compacted spots on your lawn will be rejuvenated as water soaks deep into the root zone resulting in a lush healthy lawn. Then just wash it in with a hose or turn on your lawn sprinklers!
Remember to help your plants and lawn to cope better without wilting in the hot Aussie sun, treat them to the waterwise all-in-one health treatment Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner. Seasol Super Soil Wetter and Conditioner concentrate and the ready-to-use hose-on pack are available at Bunnings Warehouse stores throughout Australia and to find out more go to Seasol.com.au.