Water Absorbents and Soil Surfactants

Water Absorbents

Water absorbents are polymers which absorb and retain large amounts of water.  Applied to soil, they significantly reduce water depletion and run-off, thus reducing the need for irrigation by about 30%.

Soil Surfactants

Soil Surfactants are substances that reduce the surface tension of water, increasing its ability to penetrate and wet the soil.  They are used primarily in hydrophobic soil.