Hydretain is available in both a granular and a liquid form. Once applied, either form will stay in the soil for approximately 90 days.
Applying Liquid Hydretain
The first thing to note before applying liquid Hydretain to any lawn is that the grass being treated must be wet PRIOR to application. Liquid Hydretain is not created to go on dry grass, but instead, it is to be applied after a normal round of irrigation, watering, or rain.
Liquid Hydretain may be applied with a backpack/pump sprayer or a hose-end sprayer and can be applied at any time during the growing season for cool and warm-season lawns. It may be mixed with most of our Greene County (N-Ext) products in a backpack or hand pump sprayer; however, we don't recommend mixing more than 2 products as the mix may clog your sprayer.
Once the liquid Hydretain has been applied to the turf it must be immediately watered in with ½” of water. Liquid Hydretain cannot be allowed to dry on the grass awaiting future rain or irrigation.
- The application rate for liquid Hydretain is 6-9 oz/gallon/1,000 sq ft
- The 1 quart (32 oz) bottle with the easy-to-use hose-end sprayer will cover ~5,300 sq ft. (Please note that it can come out quickly, so you will need to pace yourself accordingly)
- The 1 gallon (128 oz) jug will cover ~21,300 sq ft
Applying Granular Hydretain
The first thing to note before applying granular Hydretain to any lawn is that the grass being treated must be DRY prior to application. Once the granular Hydretain has been applied to the turf it must be watered in with ½” of irrigation or rain within 24 hours.
Hydretain may be put down on the same day as your regular fertilizer application; however, we do NOT recommend mixing the products together in your spreader as you will not get even coverage.
- The application rate for granular Hydretain is 2.5-3 lbs/1,000 sq ft.
- The 3 lb. bag will cover ~1,000-1,200 sq ft
- The 15 lb. bag will cover ~5,000-6,000 sq ft
Here is a video with some great watering tips, including how to use both liquid and granular Hydretain. you can find that specific information at around the 20:40 minute mark:
Link to video: https://youtu.be/ghcEzAuPgyA
Looking to purchase Hydretain? Here are the links to those products for you:
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