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Soil wetting agents are used when soil is not absorbing, draining or retaining water well. Wetting agents evenly disperse water through soil. Managing moisture in soil is one of the most important factors for plant health.

Soil wetting agents are soil surfactants that reduce surface tension. Thus, they help water to penetrate into soil. As this occurs, soil oxygen levels improve and plant nutrient uptake is optimized. Geoponics offers five types of soil wetting agents that each have these as well as other unique benefits.


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Learn how and why to use wetting agents for optimal plant health in a variety of conditions.


Soil Wetting Agents

Humawet -Soil Wetting Agents

Humawet is a soil wetting agent with humates. So, Humawet offers the additional benefits, such as increased nutrient absorption and improved soil structure, that humic acids offer to soil. Humawet helps soil retain water.

Penterra -Soil Wetting Agents

Penterra is the fastest-acting soil penetrant for getting water moving throughout the soil profile. It is sometimes referred to as the "rain drain" and is particularly helpful for hydrophobic soils, slopes, sandy soils and other conditions.

HydraHawk -Soil Wetting Agents

HydraHawk is a soil wetting agent made of plant extracts and for this reason is preferred by many for its natural ingredients. It is an eco-friendly soil surfactant that helps move water deep into soil.

Duration -Soil Wetting Agents

Duration is the most economical soil wetting agent. It has the benefit of not needing to be watered in immediately, making it a great choice for a home owner or in places without irrigation.

Profasorb -Soil Wetting Agents

Profasorb is the soil wetting agent chosen for fertigation systems and is most economical for use on golf courses or similar locations for this reason. It is highly effective in getting water moving through the soil and optimizing water usage.

Additional Benefits of
Soil Wetting Agents

  • Increase drought tolerance
  • Improve water drainage and penetration through soil
  • Increase water retention
  • Optimize water usage
  • Conserve water
  • Overcome water restrictions by utilizing water more effectively
  • Increase heat tolerance
  • Increase nutrient uptake in soil
  • Improve soil structure, oxygen and microbes
  • Correct Localized Dry Spot
  • Improve effectiveness of watering and irrigation
  • Improve infiltration rate when watering whether for golf,
    sports field, lawn or garden

Signs a Soil Wetting
Agent Can Help

  • Hydrophobic soil
  • Water sits on top of soil
  • Water drains out the side and the bottom of planters, hanging baskets or pots
  • Sandy soil
  • Compacted Soil
  • Soil shows water repellency
  • Dry lawn or brown grass
  • Dry plants
  • Water puddles on surface
  • Plants, lawns or landscapes seem to be requiring more frequent watering
  • More water is being applied but plant health is deteriorating
  • Dry Spot or LDS in a lawn or turfgrass surface,
    such as golf course or playing field


Do I need a soil wetting agent? Signs you need a soil wetting agent include dry spots, frequent watering, water not infiltrating the surface and others.


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