What is Stockosorb®?
Stockosorb® is a man-made water-absorbing polymer that is designed to improve the capability of soils and other growing media to retain water and plant nutrients. It can be used for the same reasons you would use peat moss mixed in the soil…to retain water near the roots. Once in contact with water, it will absorb 10 times it weight in water.
How to Apply to Your Soil
We recommend that you add it to your tilled soil AFTER you add your amendments, using a spreader, and rake it in at about 2″ depth (closest to root level). Do not add water to it until you have laid your sod.
How Stockosorb® Works
Once the Stockosorb® crystals come in contact with water, they will capture water that would have otherwise been lost into the aquifer. They will expand to hold up to 10 times their weight in water and keep the captured water at the root level of the sod. This means that the next time your grass is thirsty, it will “drink” from the water absorbed by the Stockosorb® first, allowing you to save on water usage.
Stockosorb® crystals remain in the soil for 7-10 years (dependent upon soil conditions, etc).
You can also use Stockosorb® when planting trees, plants, in potted plants and gardens, and even in your indoor plants. Just be careful, as a little amount goes a long way!
Please call us for any more information.