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Strengthen your landscape & reduce your watering needs by 50% or more with Hydretain

Whether you’re dealing with drought, water restrictions, high water costs, dry spots or daily wilt cycles, Hydretain helps you maintain healthy plants with less water.

Hydretain Commercial Use Product Bottle and Bag

Used as a liquid or granular,​ Hydretain works wonders!​

Hydretain manages soil moisture, extending watering intervals for ornamental plants, turfgrasses, trees, shrubs, and agriculture by as much as 2 to 3 times. Other benefits are:

  • Minimize drought stress
  • Lower utility bills
  • Avoid watering restriction fines
  • Increase seed germination
  • Save time and labor
  • Improve transplant success
  • Eliminate localized dry spots
  • Conserve water resources
  • Improve nutrient uptake

proven results

Hydretain saves turf from the harmful effects of drought stress while using less water

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A single Hydretain treatment can increase watering efficiency by managing root zone moisture throughout the day. In independent tests Hydretain has reduced watering by up to 50%.

Hydretain for every industry

From propagation to installation and maintenance, Hydretain is the chosen moisture management solution for any industry

From pros to home owners, Hydretain works for YOU!

Whether you are a professional or looking to a have healthy landscape at home, as well as value water conservation, Hydretain works for you!




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Hydretain makes landscape & turf repair a breeze

Stop wasting time, money, and water on failed repairs for your home

Unfortunately most turf repairs fail due to drought or poor irrigation coverage. A single application of Hydretain increases seed germination and improves plant establishment, even during the driest conditions! 

Hydretain is also perfect for flower beds, hanging baskets and potted plants.

Clean out dead spots
Apply the proper seed
Apply Hydretain granular or liquid
See the results
Hydretain has proven to increase seed germination rates and speed plant estalishment!

The proof is in the results!

Check out these amazing before & after images of landscapes treated with Hydretain

Untreated haning potted plant next to hydretain treated hanging potted plant

The science behind Hydretain

Hydretain has the unique ability to attract water molecules, create droplets, and then release those droplets to plant roots. One end of the Hydretain molecule anchors itself to soil particles and root hairs, coating their surface. The other end is available to grab free water molecules from humid air circulating in the soil.

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FAQ's you should know for home

Hydretain is a unique root zone moisture management technology that reduces the need for watering turfgrasses, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, and agriculture by as much as 50% or more.

Once applied and watered into the root zone, Hydretain’s hygroscopic and humectant components attached to plant root hairs, drawing moisture vapor from the soil like tiny water magnets. It then converts that moisture vapor into water droplets, allowing plants to take up more moisture and assisting in the uptake of nutrients.

No. Wetting agents reduce the surface tension of water, which helps water enter hydrophobic soils more easily. They impact the movement of liquid water down to and throughout the soil. Hydretain is unique in its ability to impact the movement of moisture vapor (the gas form of water) as it moves back up through the soil where it would normally be lost to evaporation. Hydretain attracts soil moisture vapor and converts it back into plant usable water droplets – reducing evaporative loss and making more water available to plant roots. Superabsorbent polymers or hydrogels are similar to the polymers used in baby diapers. They absorb and store liquid water. In most cases, superabsorbent polymers must be incorporated into the root zone, making them difficult to use on established lawns and plants.

Although Hydretain is not certified organic, it is produced using primarily food grade, organic-based hygroscopic and humectant ingredients. Hydretain ES Plus has been certified as 93% biobased by the United States Department of Agriculture BioPreferred Program. It is safe to use on commercially grown food producing agriculture as well as residential vegetable and herb gardens, fruits and citrus trees. Hydretain Granular OC incorporates the Hydretain formula into an organic compost carrier.

Yes. Hydretain products are safe for use around kids and pets. Hydretain is not classified as hazardous under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. It does not require any wait period before your family and pets can enter the application area.

Hydretain is effective on all types of ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and turf grass, as well as food producing agriculture. Hydretain is beneficial for containerized and field grown plants from seed germination or propagation to transplant establishment and throughout the growing life cycle.

Yes! Hydretain should be used in conjunction with a proper fertilization program. Though Hydretain does not contain plant food ingredients, it has shown to improve the efficiency of fertilizers and plant health care products.

For both liquid and granular products, each application of Hydretain lasts for up to 3 months.