The summer months are the most dangerous ones for our beloved plants. Soil and air temperatures in the Southwest soar to dangerous levels between the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Soil dries out with astonishing swiftness.
Summer is also when we want find some nice shade and stay there. Sometimes that means we lose track of the water moisture available, especially in our garden containers. That’s when disaster can strike. There are few things more depressing to gardeners than to glance outside and see limp plants near death in our otherwise carefully tended pots. And yes, I’m speaking from experience.
That’s why I was very interested to learn about Hydretain, a new product developed to counteract loss of moisture in the soil. This soil additive clusters around rootlets and captures water vapor, helping the tiny roots absorb the moisture.
Hydretain is sold in two forms: a granular substance that can be easily be added to soil when you are planting and a liquid that can be applied to existing beds and containers. Both forms are effective about 3 months so one application early in June should get you through the summer months.
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