Ideal for containers, flower beds, trees, shrubs, turf and perennials

Overview

Ideal for containers, baskets, flower beds, window boxes, trees, shrubs, turf and perennials. Various package sizes available.

Soil Moist polymer granular is a soil amendment designed to reduce plant waterings by 50%**, reduce transplant shock and soil compaction, and will remain effective in the soil for 3-5 years.** It is an inexpensive form of insurance for the plant and is environmentally friendly. Soil Moist saves time, labor and plant loss.

Note: With the exception of hydroseeding applications (using our Hydro and Hydrobond grade polymers), Soil Moist must be incorporated into the soil at the root level of the plant/green good. Do not top dress or place on the surface.
**Results may vary depending on soil conditions such as salts, pH, microorganisms, u-v

Soil Moist Plus is a water storing granular polymer and a 7-7-7, 8-9 month timed release fertilizer.

Soil Moist Fines is a powder form of the polymer that is used for bare root planting applications.

Soil Moist Hydro is a "sugar" grade polymer used for hydroseeding applications to retain moisture.

Soil Moist Seed Coat is a polymer and graphite mixture that is designed to hold moisture for dry grass seeding.

Soil Moist Disks contain water storing polymer and a 10-10-10, 8-9 month timed release fertilizer in an easy to use disk form. Two sizes of the disks are available: one and two inch disks.

HydroBond: Linear polymer used as a tacking agent for hydroseeding applications

Soil Moist Paks: Polymer granular in a premeasured packet/tea-bag

Soil Moist Paks Plus: Polymer granular and timed release fertilizer in a premeasured packet/tea-bag

Benefits

  • Reduces plant watering by 50%**
  • Saves time and labor with less watering
  • Maintains vigorous plants
  • Minimizes transplant shock due to moisture loss
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Cost effective - lasts 3 - 5 years.**
  • (Soil Moist Plus): Water retention polymer and timed release fertilizer

Package Sizes

8, 30, 40, 50 lb. Containers
3 oz. generic & Economy Pack bags

Products: granular, granular with fertilizer, Spikes, Disks, Fines, Hydro, Seed Coat
Grade sizes: 1-2mm and 2-4mm


Fines for bare root dipping

Mix one pound of SOIL MOIST FINES (powder-type) with 20-40 gallons of water. Let the product stand for at least 15 minutes. Dip the plant/tree immediately before planting. Adjust the slurry to the thickness that best adheres to the roots. When mixing the FINES in water, be sure the polymer is poured in slowly and the water is moving. The longer the gel is allowed to stand, the tackier it will become and the better it will adhere to the roots. One pound will treat approximately 12,000-19,200 seedlings. SOIL MOIST HYDRO (sugar-type 100-700 microns) can be used as a packing medium for transporting bare root stock.

photo of roots dipped in Soil Moist Fines

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Field of seedlings using Soil Moist Fines

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Soil Moist Fines 1 lb

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Soil Moist Fines 8 lb


Transplanting

Use two ounces of SOIL MOIST granular per one foot of rootball. Mix one half the amount around the planting hole, mix balance with backfill. Do not amend the top two inches of the backfill with polymer. Water liberally. Rate should be slightly increased to two to three ounces per one foot of rootball in sandy soils. Soil Moist 2" Disks can also be used. For bulk soil mixing use 2 pounds per cubic yard of soil.

  • Flower Beds
  • Turf/Sodding
  • Hydro Seeding

Refer to Disk technical form # 250

image of a tree being planted

Soil Moist for tree plantings


Charts

Balled and Burlapped Soil Moist
Caliper Size Average Amount Sandy Soils
1" 2 oz. 3 oz.
2" 4 oz. 6 oz.
3" 6 oz. 9 oz.
4" 8 oz. 12 oz.
Boxed Trees
24" 7 oz.
36" 14 oz.
48" 18 oz.

Conversion Chart

3 tsp = 1 tbl
1 tbl = 1/2 oz
3 tsp = 1/2 oz
2 tbl = 1 oz
8 oz = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
1 oz = 28.35 grams
1 US gallon = 3.785 liters

Soil Volumes:
25.7 quarts = 1 cubic foot
27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
1 cubic meter = 1.307 cubic yards
1 bushel = 1 1/4 cubic feet
22 bushels = 1 cubic yard
1 kg = 2.2 lbs

1 acre = 43,560 sq feet
1 acre = 4,840 square yards
27 sq feet = 3 sq yards
9 square feet = 1 square yard
1 sq meter = 1.19 sq yards


Broad Area Treatment

Flower Beds & Gardens

There are two methods to treat broad areas. The most effective method is to sprinkle a small amount (1/2 tsp.) of SOIL MOIST in the plant hole. Water plants liberally to activate the polymer. Another method is to apply up to one pound of SOIL MOIST per 100 square feet of ground area. Spread the polymer and work into the soil at a depth of three to four inches. For bulk soil mixing use 2 pounds per cubic yard of soil.

photo of a hanging flower basket with Soil Moist Mats

Photos courtesy of Country Raisin, Sharpsville, IN

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Soil Moist for flower beds


Turf/Sodding

Use SOIL MOIST at a rate of six pounds per 1000 square feet or 300 pounds per acre if the polymer is worked into the soil at a depth of five to six inches. Use four to five pounds per 1000 square feet or 175 to 225 pounds per acre if the polymer is worked into the soil at a depth of three to four inches. For sandy soils we recommend five pounds per 1000 square feet or 225 pounds per acre at a depth of three to four inches.

Broadcast the polymer with a spreader or drop seeder for even disbursement. Work into the soil, spread seed or lay sod, roll and water liberally. If applying grass seed, you may want to use our SOIL MOIST SEED COAT.

Seed Coat technical form # 190

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Soil Moist Seed Coat

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Broadcast spreading granular Soil Moist for seeding/sod applications


Hydromulching

Add three to four pounds of SOIL MOIST HYDRO (sugar-type) per 1000 gallons of liquid in the storage tank. Let the product stand at least 5 minutes before adding fertilizer. Depending upon water retention desired, soil type and salt content of the water, one acre will require nine to fifteen pounds of SOIL MOIST HYDRO.

Hydroseeding technical application rate PDF, Form 195

photo of Soil Moist Hydro being used in a hydro mulcher

HYDROBOND™ Hydroseeding

Use Soil Moist HYDROBOND as a tackifier amendment. Hydrobond is a non-toxic linear polymer that can be used with any paper or fiber mulch products. This product binds the hydroseeding media to the soil particles and reduces erosion. It is economical and easy to apply: use three pounds per acre and simply add to the hydroseed tank along with other components such as seed, mulch and fertilizer.

For more detailed information please refer to our technical brochure, Form 700-701

photo of hydroseeding hydrobond pail

Resources / Tech Sheets

Soil Moist | Soil Moist Plus 7-7-7 | Soil Moist 5-5-5 Spikes | Soil Moist 10-10-10 Disks | Soil Moist Seed Coat | Soil Moist Mats and Plant Paks - commercial application | Soil Moist "Hydro" for Hydroseeding | HYDROBOND™ Hydroseeding | Soil Moist Paks - (retail)

Architectural specifications on the use of Soil Moist polymer and mycorrhizal products.
(Contact JRM for user/password to download specifications)