Water Solution

Over the last few years we have witnessed many lawns affected by dry patches.  If your lawn has suffered from this, we believe that our Water Solution® treatment which is an application of a 'Wetting Agent’ will be a great option for you.

For many customers, watering manually is time consuming and inconvenient and many dont water at all.

In order to keep your lawn looking lush and healthy water is key. An application of a Water Solution® wetting agent would mean that less manual watering is required, and for those that prefer not to water, natural rainfall is distributed more evenly.

What is a ‘wetting agent’?
It is a chemical that reduces surface tension in the soil so that rain and water can penetrate and spread more efficiently, thus improving availability to grass roots and reducing total water usage.  Although, not essential, wetting agents are a great addition to an already good treatment plan.  They are a perfect blend of water management, soil health and natural drought recovery.

Wetting agents come in both a liquid and granular form.

Benefits for my lawn
Our double-action formula wetting agent works in 4 ways:

  • Penetration – water applied to the lawn will penetrate into the soil profile easily and effectively
  • Stabilise – locks on to water in soil profile – so less manual watering required
  • Movement – water is able to move laterally
  • Longevity – will work for 8-10 weeks alongside watering regime and will aid recovery after drought stress
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Will the ‘wetting agent’ work after rainfall and/or mowing?
The wetting agent will work most effectively if there is water readily available after application, whether that be rainfall, morning dew or manual watering.  Hence the reason why we have chosen this type of agent for application late spring to early summer before the hot summer weather.  We do not recommend any mowing to take place for at least 3 days after applying, unless mulching, this will allow the product enough time to be absorbed and penetrate.

What is considered a good watering regime?
Water when the lawn tells you to, not according to some arbitrary plan.  Your soil type, grass type, exposure to sun and wind are just a few of the factors that will determine how frequently you need to water.

When able, water as early as possible in the day, preferably early morning.  This allows for greater penetration and intake by the plant – water will be readily available in the soil profile for when the lawn needs it.  Watering in the late evening may increase the likelihood of disease creeping in e.g. Red Thread.

Water deeply each time – at least half an inch for clay soils and an inch (25 mm) for sandy soils.  You can work this out by placing a few straight sided containers (empty pain tins are ideal) in the sprinkler area to catch some water.  If you time the process until there is the required amount of water in the container, you’ll know how long to water for.

Why do I need to be concerned about the moisture levels in my lawn?
All plants need water to function.  When water is in short supply, the function of the plant can be affected and enter into drought stress.

Certain perennial weeds and grass weeds (poa annua) thrive in drought conditions resulting in a weedy lawn.

Healthy soil biology is essential for the lawn, when moisture levels drops, so does the population of beneficial soil microbes.

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We operate North and South of the River Trent and East towards Newark. Many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.