Broadcast-Horta-Sorb® MD at the rate of 1 lb. per 100 sq. ft. and work into the earth 4-6 inches deep. Plant as usual.
Soil amendment: Broadcast Horta-Sorb® MD at the rate of 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. With sprigging and seeding, work into the first 1″ of soil with a till or by chain drag, dressing at this rate for every 2 inches of soil depth, i.e., you could apply 3X the normal rate with 9 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft., incorporated in six inches.
With sod, simply lay sod on top of treated area, without the need for tilling, at the 3 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. rate.
Potting mix amendment: Mix Horta-Sorb® LG or MD (depending on the size of the container – any questions, give us a call) with potting mix at the rate of 2 pounds per cubic yard. This rate is an average. For highly drained mixes, or mixes that you want to hold even more water in use a higher rate, i.e., 3 pounds, etc.
Bare root treatment: Dipping Roots: Mix Horta-Sorb® SM at the rate of 1 lb. per 30 to 35 gallons of water to form a root dip* the consistency of a heavy gravy. Adjust application rate to achieve this consistency.
Containerized: The best way to use Horta-Sorb® with containerized plants is to add the Horta-Sorb® MD or LG (depending on size of container) at the time of potting up the plants at the rate of 2 pounds per cubic yard of mix. If the plants are already in containers then you must get the gel crystals into the mix with the use of a pencil, or similar object and seal mix.
Potted plants: Poke one hole for each inch of pot diameter with a pencil, or similar object. Use the following application rates and evenly distribute into all the holes this amount of Horta-Sorb® LG.
As you can see, Horta-Sorb® superabsorbent polymers are now used in a wide range of applications. And this is just the beginning! What is the Most Accepted Use of a Superabsorbent Polymer?
Traditionally, super-absorbent polymers have been used most as a bare root treatment.