palettes of flowers inside a greenhouse

Commercial Growing Applications for Soil Moist


Overview

Soil Moist polymer granular is a soil amendment designed to:

  • reduce plant waterings by 50%**,
  • reduce transplant shock and soil compaction,
  • 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: 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 salt, pH, microorganisms, u-v light

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

Soil Moist Hydro is a "sugar" grade size polymer used for plugs, minicells and small seed trays.

Soil Moist Fines is a "powder" grade size polymer used for bare root seedlings and trees, plugs, minicells and small seed trays.

Soil Moist Spikes are water storing polymer and also available with a 3-4 month, 5-5-5 timed release fertilizer. These spikes are for existing containers and are easy to install by simply pushing the spikes into the soil.

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.

Soil Moist Mats polymer crystals woven into a cloth material. Ideal for hanging baskets and containers. No measuring.

All of these products are ideal for containers, baskets, flower beds, window boxes, deck plants and vegetables. Various package sizes available in both retail and commercial packaging.

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

Greenhouse & Nursery

(1000-2000 microns) To use as soil amendment, mix two pounds of SOIL MOIST per cubic yard of soil. Make sure the polymer is thoroughly mixed for even disbursement. Use two pounds of SOIL MOIST FINES (powder-type) or HYDRO (sugar-type) per cubic yard of soil for mini-cells and small containers. Best results in mixing are achieved when SOIL MOIST and SOIL MOIST FINES or HYDRO are incorporated into the soil in the dry crystal form. Allow for expansion of the polymer in the container. Soil Moist plant Spikes and Disks can also be used. The Spikes and Disks are ideal for existing containers and baskets. Interiorscapers use the Spikes to reduce waterings and labor.

Homestead-Florida-nursery

Palm Robellini
Homestead Florida nursery
4 months after transplanting using Soil Moist 1-2mm

Soil Moist 5-5-5 Spikes
Consumers/landscapers refer to technical form # 200

Soil Moist 10-10-10 Disks
Consumers/landscapers refer to technical form # 250


Bulk Mixing

Use 2 pounds per cubic yard of soil.
Use 1.2 ounces per cubic foot of soil.
Allow for expansion of the polymer in the pot when mixing in dry

Bulk Mixing
Container size Soil Moist per individual container Pots per yd3 of soil Soil Moist / Soil Moist Fines / Hydro amount treated per container size
8 lb. 30 lb. 40 lb. 50 lb.
2-1/2" round - 5.616 22,464 84,240 112,320 140,400
2-1/2" square - 6.048 24,192 90,720 120,960 151,200
4" round 1/2 tsp. 1.296 5,184 19,440 25,926 32,400
4" square 1/2 tsp. 1.512 6,048 22,680 30,240 37,800
5" round 3/4 tsp. 756 3,024 11,340 15,120 18,900
6" round 3/4 tsp. 432 1,728 6,480 8,640 10,800
8" round 1 tsp. 162 648 2,430 3,240 4,050
10" round 1 1/2 tsp (1/4 oz.) 81 324 1,215 1,620 2,025
10" hanging 1 1/2 tsp (1/4 oz.) 135 540 2,025 2,700 3,375
1 gallon 1 1/2 tsp (1/4 oz.) 189 756 2,835 3,780 4,725
3 gallon 1 tbl
(1/2 oz.)
122 486 1,822 2,430 3,050
5 gallon 2 tbl
(1 oz.)
50 200 750 1,000 1,250
11" x 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" flat - 124 496 1,860 2,480 3,100

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

Soil Volumes:
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


Images

photo of a hydrated Soil Moist Mat

Soil Moist Mat - hydrated

photo of hanging baskets using Soil Moist Mats

Photos courtesy of Country Raisin, Sharpsville, IN

photo of hanging baskets in a greenhouse

photo of Soil Moist 1 lb container

Soil Moist Fines 1 lb

photo of Soil Moist 3 lb container

Soil Moist Fines 3 lb

photo of Soil Moist 8 lb container

Soil Moist Fines 8 lb


photo of Soil Moist polymer in roots

Expanded polymer in roots

photo of expanded and dry polymer

Expanded and dry polymer