As ongoing drought diminishes water resources in the Southwest, water restrictions tighten the availability of water use. With so much stress being inflicted on landscapes, how can you continue to keep them green and healthy?
Whether you are facing drought or are just interested in improving soil and plant health, take a two-pronged approach and apply AquaSmart PRO and Holganix to better retain soil moisture and improve soil health in lawns, sports fields, golf courses, and more.
Retain moisture and reduce waterings with AquaSmart PRO
While the drought prevents more moisture from reaching the soil, you can help manage what is available with an application of AquaSmart PRO.
This superabsorbent polymer-coated sand can hold up to 12 times its weight in water, and keeps moisture accessible in the soil long after the surface dries.
“AquaSmart saves you from having to water as often by helping to keep moisture in the soil and releasing it when the ground dries out,” said Brian Smyth, manager for Ewing’s South Oklahoma City, Okla., store.
You can aerate AquaSmart PRO into established turf or incorporate under new sod. An initial watering is required to activate AquaSmart PRO, after which you can gradually reduce irrigation run times and/or irrigate less often. To learn more about applying AquaSmart PRO, watch this video from Ewing.
Boost soil health with Holganix
Holganix features a plant-based compost tea extract, with added beneficial nutrients and organic matter like soil bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. This combination of living biology helps cultivate a robust and biologically diverse ecosystem in the soil.
“Holganix creates a happier, healthier environment for the root systems to flourish. It helps the soil much like how probiotics help our bodies,” said Smyth.
Holganix nurtures the soil naturally, and improves nutrient uptake in plants to help enrich health and vigor despite drought stresses.
This organic bionutritional product is available in granular and liquid forms at your local Ewing. Holganix liquid formulations require refrigeration, as the cold state keeps the living biology dormant. By preserving the product, it will be at full effectiveness from the moment you open the container. A loaner refrigerator is provided for frequent Holganix applications.
You can find out more about taking a natural approach to boosting soil and plant health with Holganix by watching this video from Ewing.
Explore drought solutions with Ewing
Emphasizing the health and vigor of plants and soil is an important aspect of making landscapes thrive, and you can do it with water efficiency products offered by Ewing.
Even if your local water resources are under strain, you can still effectively and efficiently manage the water applied to the landscapes you care for with AquaSmart PRO, and enrich the soil naturally with Holganix.
To learn about more water efficiency solutions available to you, visit your local Ewing.