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Hydr8 soil water management formula is a combination of 3 validated and proven soil amendments in one easy-to-apply blend. Hydr8 combines the benefits of Biochar, Natural Zeolites, and Humic Substances, with proprietary additives, each chosen for its complementary action on gas, water, and nutrient exchange characteristics in soils by increasing the surface area over 750 – 1000 times that of coarse sand. The addition of Hydr8 into native soils may dramatically increase seedling and transplant viability and contribute to a strong root foundation when used as directed.

20 kg Bag

$29.99

Description

Hydr8’s natural ingredients alleviate compaction, allowing more significant water and air infiltration in soils. Its crystalline structure within 2mm granules increases surface area by over 750 -1000 times per gram over coarse sand. Hydr8 increases the soil’s ability to absorb and release water and nutrients, which aids in improving planting conditions and soil structure. This formula incorporates three proven soil amendments, biochar, zeolite, and humic substances, with proprietary additives that create synergistic results over individual treatments alone when combined.

hydr8 soil water management

BIOCHAR

Biochar acts as a water & nutrient absorber and a microbial storehouse. This recalcitrant carbon is an essential component in productive soils to support proper soil structure and microbial life.  The key to manufacturing quality Biochar is in the selection of the feedstock inputs. Hard and semi-hardwoods are the best at ensuring strong pore structure and low heavy metals. Eco Health Industries sources Biochar made from a high percentage of maple, alder, and birch, as waste products of the timber industry of the Pacific North West.

ZEOLITE

Natural volcanic Zeolites support water & nutrient holding similar to Biochar and provide a breadth of trace minerals to the soil. Zeolites provide advantages to situations where sandy or loamy soils have a difficult time holding water and nutrients. Conversely, they provide high clay or organic matter soils with structural aggregation to permit adequate drainage. Loaded with essential trace minerals that recharge soils, Zeolites assist vital metabolic functions in plants that support immune defense compounds allowing plants to resist stress and disease naturally. Zeolites from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia have a wide range of these minerals, and their addition to soils provides decades of supply for maturing plants.

HUMIC SUBSTANCES

Humates feed microbial life, chelate minerals, remediate toxins and work to deflocculate compacted and heavy clay soils. The Humate deposits of Western Canada have unique characteristics rarely found anywhere else on earth. These deposits originated from ancient freshwater lakes differentiated as Humalites, compared to more common forms of humates known as Leonardite, derived from saltwater deposits. These freshwater origins give low quantities of heavy metals and the highest fulvic acid content, making them the purest forms of humic substances on the planet.

 

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Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 35 × 10 × 50 cm
FUNCTION

Improves Soil Structure & Alleviates Compaction

APPLICATION RATES

1-2 gal potted – 0.5 kg of Hydr8 Granular (2 cups or 0.5 L by volume)
5 gal potted – 1 kg of Hydr8 Granular (4 cups or 1L by volume)
10–25 gal potted (1-3 inch tree caliper) – 5 kg of Hydr8 Granular (1/4 bag of Hydr8)
Mature Trees (30+cm/DBH) – 12 kg of Hydr8 Granular (1/2 bag of Hydr8)

COMPONENTS

Zeolite, Humic Substances, Biochar

TYPE

Granular (2mm minus)

VOLUME

20 kg

HANDLING STATEMENT

CAUTION!
Keep out of reach of children. Do not ingest. For handling and first aid precautions please see Safety Data Sheet. Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available on the internet at http://aapfco.org/metals.

HANDLING:
Follow appropriate safety procedures, In case of accidental exposure, flush with plenty of water. Minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves and eye protection are recommended. Do not allow product to contact open wounds. Product is non-hazardous.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is Hydr8 applied?

    Hydr8 is a granular soil amendment to be used at planting in the bottom of the hole and surrounding area around the rootball. (See “rates for Hydr8” for different tree sizes) For existing trees/shrubs, core/dig holes 6-12 inches deep around the main rootball out to the branch dripline and backfill with product. If coring is not ideal, Hydr8 can be applied to the surface soil around the rootball and steel raked in until it disappears.

  • What are the application rates for Hydr8?

    Rates for Hydr8:
    1-2 gal potted – 0.5 kg of Hydr8 Granular (2 cups or 0.5 L by volume)
    5 gal potted – 1 kg of Hydr8 Granular (4 cups or 1L by volume)
    10–25 gal potted (1-3 inch tree caliper) – 5 kg of Hydr8 Granular (1/4 bag of Hydr8)
    Mature Trees (30+cm/DBH) – 12 kg of Hydr8 Granular (1/2 bag of Hydr8)

    Turfgrass: 10 – 20 kgs per 100 SqM (1000 SqFt), applied 2 times per season ideally after aeration.

  • What does Hydr8 do?

    Hydr8’s natural ingredients have been proven to alleviate compaction allowing greater water and air infiltration. Hydr8 increases the soil’s ability to absorb and release water and nutrients. Hydr8 works on your soil structure and improves planting conditions.

  • What is in the Hydr8 formulation?

    Hydr8 soil water management formula is a combination of 3 validated and proven soil amendments in one easy to apply blend:
    Biochar acts as a water and nutrient absorber and a microbial storehouse.
    Zeolite supports water and nutrient holding and provides rare earth minerals to the soil.
    Humic Substances supports microbial life, chelate minerals, and work to deflocculate compacted and clay soils

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