Agriculture/Lawn & Garden

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Medium size polymer is recommend for most horticultural applications.  Each pound of polymer is about 2.25 cups or 110 teaspoons.

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Mix medium polymer thoroughly into media at the following rates:

1 Gallon

1/3 oz.   Medium

2 Gallons

1/2 oz.

3 Gallons

3/4 oz.

5 Gallons

1 oz.

7 Gallons

1 1/2 oz.

10 Gallons

2 oz.

15 Gallons

3 oz.

20 Gallons

4 oz.

25 Gallons

5 oz.

30 Gallons

6 oz.

35 Gallons

7 oz.

50 Gallons

8 oz.

65 Gallons

9 oz.

100 Gallons

12 oz.

200 Gallons

20 oz.

400 Gallons

36 oz.



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Polymer is especially effective in reducing the stresses of transportation and transplanting on plants and grasses. Watersorb also reduces the frequency of watering and fertilizing required for the establishment and growth of sod and landscape plants.


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Planting Beds
USE medium polymer and Mix throughout planting hole and amend backfill with remaining .

1 sq. ft. 1" depth

1 1/2 tsp.

1 sq. ft. 3" depth

2 tbsp.

1 sq. ft. 6" depth

3 tbsp.

100 sq. ft. 1" depth

1 lb.

100 sq. ft. 3" depth

3 lbs.

100 sq. ft. 6" depth

6 lbs.


Use at a rate of 5 lbs. per acre.
Pour slowly into the tank before adding fertilizer.

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 Established Lawns      The polymer must be tilled into the soil.  Polymer cannot be applied to the surface of an existing lawn.

Use medium polymer. Broadcast dry with drop seeder before sodding. Work into the soil 2-6  inches at a rate of 4-5 lbs. per 1,000 square feet.

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Mix 1/2 of one of the below rates throughout planting hole and then amend the backfill with the remaining 1/2.


2 oz. Medium


3 oz. Medium


6 oz. Medium


8 oz. Medium


12 oz. Medium


16 oz. Medium


20 oz. Medium


24 oz. Medium

Boxed Trees
Use medium polymer and Mix 1/2 of one of the below rates throughout planting hole and then amend the backfill with the remaining 1/2.


6 oz. Medium


9 oz.


12 oz.


16 oz.


Bare Root Transplants
Use Powder polymer.  Dip or spray roots in hydrated Watersorb. Incorporate dry Watersorb into the soil that is to be placed back in the hole. Hydrate Watersorb at the below rates.

1 lb. per 25-40 gallons of water

4 tsp. lb. per 1 gallon of water

1 tsp. per 1 quart of water

1/4 tsp. per 1 cup of water


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Effective reforestation and transplantation programs depend on high survival rates of trees and shrubs. Watersorb reduces the effects of transplant shock and temporary drought on new trees and shrubs, as well as helps to control leaching and water run-off.


Bulk Soil
Medium polymer. Mix thoroughly into media at a rate of 4 tsp. per cubic foot.


Beneficial to the Environment

With an essentially neutral pH, Watersorb super absorbent polymers will break down into nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water with no residual toxicity.

Save on Water and Fertilizer

Watersorb will reduce your irrigation needs and frequency in as much as 50% as well as retain your applied fertilizers and nutrients for plant use.

How much water does it store and release?

Research shows that Watersorb super absorbent polymers can release up to 95% of the water absorbed and make it available to the plant. Remember that 1 pound of Watersorb  can absorb 40 gallons of rain water and 31 gallons of tap water.



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