Using Hydretain in Gardening

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Hydretain will help your garden to retain and hold water. Learn about gardening with Hydretain from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitos, "Mr. Green Thumb". You know one of the materials that I like to use in my garden is Hydretain. This material is a material that has, material that's going to hold water in your yard and garden. Why is that important? Well, it's like a magnet to metal. If you got this over the root zone, you're going to help hold that moisture where it needs to be. Now much of Florida is under mandatory water restrictions, but much of the rest of the country is also under restrictions. Areas like Georgia and throughout the south, you've had problems where you have not enough water. If you use something like this, you simply attach it to your garden hose, you apply it to about five thousand square feet, and you're going to help hold the water in and around your plants. I also use this particular material, when I'm going on vacation, because I don't want to come back to a bunch of dead plants, this helps to keep the plants hydrated. Remember if a plant gets to dry it dies. Hydretain is one of the materials that I've used over the years, because it helps hold the moisture where it needs to be, in and around the root system. If you do that, you're going to have better looking, healthier plants. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".