Super Absorbent Polymers are a better way to keep new trees and shrubs hydrated during the establishment period. Because they do not require human labor to recharge the water, they can be much cheaper to use. $5-$10.00 worth of Horta-Sorb® can supply a tree with all the hydration it needs to establish.
They also deliver the moisture in the critical zone of new root growth. This ensures new roots are strong and vigorous. The gels are mixed with back-fill during planting. They absorb up to 500% their weight in water to hold it in place for new root growth.
Use gels instead of bags for faster establishment and less tree losses. Don’t spend more money refilling bags.
At 25-$30.00 each tree bags can be very expensive over the life of the bag. Bag cost, labor to fill and refill. It adds up.