Do you have a lot of plants in your lawn and garden? Are you worried about them when you go out of town? Plants like grass plugs, sod pods, grass, ornamentals, flowers, vegetables and indoor plants all need a certain amount of water to survive and flourish. Overtime, this can turn into a costly endeavor for your water bill. Soil Moist Granules are a cost effective solution that help to cut waterings by half and reduce transplant shock due to moisture loss. These granules come in a three ounce packet that you will then sprinkle into the soil to save water and reduce transplant shock. Sod University discusses a few helpful ways in which you can use Soil Moist Granules when planting grass plugs. Soil Moist Granules are also a great product to use in combination with our variety of sod pods.
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Soil Moist Granules Product Overview
Soil Moist Granules will help you save a significant amount of money on watering your grass plugs. As a water management aid, the Soil Moist Granules will absorb 200 times their weight in water and then release the water over time to decrease overall waterings without providing excess amounts. As a result, Soil Moist Granules will reduce plant stress caused by a lack of available water. They also help with reducing soil compaction and increase soil aeration so that oxygen and other nutrients can reach the roots of your plant. Use Soil Moist Granules on any type of grass plug including St. Augustine grass plugs, zoysiagrass plugs or bermudagrass plugs.
Additionally, these granules will stay effective for three to five years and, as previously stated, are designed for all landscapes and growing applications. You can also use them in hanging baskets that quickly dry out due to the Sun and wind. When it comes to grass plugs, you will sprinkle the granules into the grass plug hole you have dug out before placing the grass plug in the soil and covering its roots.
How to Use Soil Moist Granules
Soil Moist Granules can be used for a variety of applications including transplanting plugs, sod installation or other already established plants. When planting new grass plugs, simply dig your hole with our 1” Auger Bit tool for where you will place the grass plug, sprinkle a small amount of the granules into the hole and then place the plug into the hole to help reduce transplanting shock from moisture loss. Refill the holes with soil as needed and water liberally to ensure the Soil Moist Granules absorb and store the water. Refer to the product label to see how much Soil Moist you will need to use for each individual grass plug.
You can also pre-mix the Soil Moist Granules with water in a bucket to use as a root dip optionally. Start by pouring the desired amount of dry Soil Moist Granules into the bucket. The desired amount will be included as a set of application instructions on the product label. Add water and mix. Then dip the roots of your grass plugs into the mixture prior to planting. You can do the same for other plants before transplanting takes place.
Read the product label below for a more detailed account of application and mixing instructions. Be sure to read the product label thoroughly before application. You can also check out the Soil Moist Granules Calculator here.
Soil Moist Granules reduce your plant waterings by 50 percent, reduce transplant shock and soil compaction and lasts in the soil for three to five years. This product is great to use on newly planted grass plugs to fill or repair bare spots or to cover an entire lawn. You can also use Soil Moist Granules as a water management aid on interior and exterior plantings for trees, shrubs, containers, baskets, flower beds, vegetables and turf. Soil Moist Granules is non-toxic, safe and economical to use. Use Soil Moist Granules with the Lawnifi® New Lawn Starter Box, a liquid fertilizer box that gives your newly planted grass plugs everything they need to establish.
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For more information, be sure to check out our Grass Plug Installation Guide and our Sod University blog on What are Grass Plugs and How to Use Them.