Refer to the chart to determine the recommended amount of Moisture Mizer™ to use. Then mix according to the instructions and apply.
 general information
 how to use
 applications
 methods
 which grain size to use
 dry application
 wet application
There are several ways to apply Moisture Mizer™. Dry application is preferred in certain situations, while wet applications may be a better choice in others. A number of alternative methods are described below. Select the method which suits your purposes.
Dry application methods: Always use measured, or closely estimated, amounts of dry soil or other growing media, and the correct measured amount of dry Moisture Mizer™. Due to the differences in makeup of soils, there is a limited degree of latitude in the exactness of measurements, but the closer you follow recommended dosages, the better results you can expect. Dry fertilizer can be added at this time. Evenly sprinkle Moisture Mizer™ on the surface and work it throughout the growing media.
Wet application method: There are two methods for using Moisture Mizer™ wet. One is used to treat existing plants which are not to be transplanted, and the other is for dipping bare root plants or sets. In both cases, Moisture Mizer™ is mixed with water to form a “slurry” (having a consistency similar to loose cream of wheat). If fertilizer has been dissolved in the water absorbed my Moisture Mizer™, it will be held encapsulated until plants need it. Allow slurry to stand for at least an hour before using. Leftover slurry can be kept in a sealed container indefinitely.
Dry application
Always use measured, or closely estimated, amounts of dry soil or other growing media, and the correct measured amount of dry Moisture Mizer. Due to the differences in makeup of soils, there is a limited degree of latitude in the exactness of measurements, but the closer you follow recommended dosages, the better results you can expect. Dry fertilizer can be added at this time. Thorough mixing of the soil and Moisture Mizer™ is essential. If you can see small, clear globs on the surface of the soil, work them into the soil being careful not to damage the roots. Moisture Mizer™ works best at root level.
pots, planters, tubs, hanging baskets, seed flats, other containers
1. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
diameter  Pots and planters are often designated by diameter or volume.
If you are unsure either measure the width of the pot at the opening or measure the volume of soil to be used with a measure cup or gallon pitcher. 

volume  
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
2. Determine your plant’s recommended water usage.
high  high water usage, moist soil

Refer to the label of your new flower, plant, shrub, or tree.


medium  medium water usage, 

low  low water usage,

3. Refer to Table A for recommended ratio.
Match the appropriate row and column to determine the mixture for your application and measure the amount of mix to be used.
4. Mix the soil and Moisture Mizer™ thoroughly.
Thorough mixing of the soil and Moisture Mizer™ is essential. If you can see small, clear globs on the surface of the soil, work them into the soil being careful not to damage the roots. Moisture Mizer™ works best at root level.
Note after watering, there will be a 10%  20% increase in soil volume. Although it begins to swell immediately, it takes up to an hour or more to fully expand. Make allowances for this expansion so the soil won’t overflow the container.
Do Not Overuse! Moisture Mizer™ is Long  Lasting. One Treatment lasts 3 to 4 years.5. Plant or repot as usual.
6. Water well.
7. Water again in 30 minutes.
planting dimensions or volume  if your plant's water usage is... 
recommended grain sizes 

c 
q 
g 
low  med  high  
G  F  S  M  L 
4 in.  x  x  x  1/8 t  1/6 t  1/4 t  •  •  • 
x  2 c  x  x  1/4 t  1/3 t  1/2 t  •  •  • 
x  4  x  1  x  1/2 t  2/3 t  1 t  •  •  • 
6  x  x  x  3/4 t  1 t  1 1/2 t  •  •  • 
x  8  x  2  x  1/2  1 t  1 1/2t  2 t  •  •  • 
8  x  x  x  1 1/2 t  2 t  2 1/2 t  •  •  • 
x  16  x  4  x  1  2 t  1 T  1 1/4 T  •  •  • 
10  x  x  x  2 1/2 t  1 1/2 T  2 T  •  •  • 
x  32  x  8  x  2  1 1/4 T  2 T  2 1.2 T  •  •  • 
12  x  x  x  2 T  3 T  4 T  •  •  • 
x  64  x  16  x  4  2 1/2 T  4 T  5 1/4 T  •  •  • 
x  80  x  20  x  5  2 1/2 T  4 T  5 1/4 T  •  • 
x  128  x  32  x  8  3 1/4 T  5 T  6 1/2 T  •  • 
package
size 

4 
2 
1 
8 inch 
1 
12 inch 
5 gallon 
2 oz  72  or 
36  or 
18  or 
7  or 
4  or 
1  or 
1*  
10 oz  360  or 
180  or 
90  or 
36  or 
24  or 
7  or 
4  
1 lb  576  or 
288  or 
144  or 
57  or 
38  or 
12  or 
7  
5 lb**  or 
720  or 
288  or 
192  or 
60  or 
36 
Refer to the above chart to determine how much Moisture Mizer™ is necessary for your gardening needs. Each row indicates the approximate the number of containers each package will treat meeting moist requirements. For example, one 2 ounce package of Moisture Mizer™ will treat 18 quart sizes planters or pots at a moist soil level.
* One 2 ounce package of Moisture Mizer™ will treat one 5 gallon pot or planter with a medium water usage requirement.
**5 pound bags are not available retail stores.
Results and quantities may vary.
Balled and Burlapped Trees, Shrubs, Ornamentals; Berries, Grapes, Etc.
Use Chart Table A or Table B; Saplings and Trees Use Chart D.
1. Dig hole to recommended width and depth. Set dirt aside in a bucket or on a plastic sheet.
2. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
diameter  Pots and planters are often designated by diameter or volume.
If you are unsure either measure the width of the pot at the opening or measure the volume of soil to be used with a measure cup or gallon pitcher. 

volume  
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
3. Mix in correct amount of Moisture Mizer™.
For Balled and burlapped trees, shrubs, ornamentals; berries, grapes, etc. Use Tables A or B. For saplings and trees Use Table D.
4. Put enough dirt back into the hole to set the plant at correct depth.
6. Pour in a gallon of water.
7. Fill with remainder of dirt.
8. Over next two hours, add a gallon of water for each square foot of treated dirt or leave a slow  drip hose running at the base of the plant for two hours.
Methods 3 through 6 may be done by rototiller, as well as by hand. If using a rototiller, broadcast correct amount of Moisture Mizer™ (use Chart B or C). Till in, to desired depth. Plant as usual.
Bedding Plants. Use Table B or Table C
May be done by rototiller, as well as by hand. If using a rototiller, broadcast correct amount of Moisture Mizer™.
Till in, to desired depth. Plant as usual.
1. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
2. Set dirt on plastic sheet and
3. Mix it into the correct amount of Moisture Mizer™ using Table B or Table C .
4. Return two thirds of the treated soil back to the excavated area and set out plants in this cushion of soil.
5. Fill around plants with remaining dirt, press down firmly.
6. Water for an hour by slow  drip hose or sprinkler.
Garden Rows. Use Table C.
1. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
2. Till.
3. Make a two to three inch notch in top of each ridge between furrows, its entire length, with hoe or other tool.
4. Using Table C measure the amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used.
5. Lightly sprinkle Moisture Mizer™ along the length of the notch and mix into the soil.
6. Plant as desired.
7. Water, slow  drip, for an hour, allowing furrows to fill.
Hills for Melons, Squash, Etc. Use Table C.
1. Remove a shovel full of dirt from each hill,
2. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
3. Using Table C measure the amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used.
4. Mix thoroughly with it before returning it to the hill.
5. Plant seeds.
6. Water base of hill, slow  drip for an hour.
cubic measurements  if your plant's water usage is... 
recommended grain sizes 

cubic  w 
l 
d 
low  med  high  
G  F  S  M  L 
square foot measurements  if your plant's water usage is... 
recommended grain sizes 

sq feet  w 
l 
d 
low  med  high  
G  F  S  M  L 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  1"  1 t  1/2 t  2 t  • 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  3"  1 T  1 1/2 T  2 T  • 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  6"  2 T  3 T  4 T  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  1"  3/4 lb  1 lb  1 1/2 lb  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  3"  2 lb  3 lb  4 lb  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  6"  4  6  8  • 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  1/2 to 1"  1/3 t  1/2 t  3/4 t  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  1/2  1"  4 oz  6 oz  8 1/2 oz  • 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  1/2 to 1"  1/3 t  1/2 t  3/4 t  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  1/2  1"  4 oz  6 oz  8 1/2 oz  • 
1  x  1'  x  1'  x  1/2 to 1"  1/3 t  1/2 t  3/4 t  • 
100  x  10'  x  10'  x  1/2  1"  4 oz  6 oz  8 1/2 oz  • 
for a diameter of.. 
use the below amount 
recommended grain sizes 

ball 
caliper 
oz 
T 
t 
G  F  S  M  L 
8"  or  3/4"  3/4  x  2  x  6  • 
12"  or  1"  1  x  3  x  9  • 
49"  or  11/3"  1 1/3  x  4  x  12  • 
20"  or  1 3/4"  1 3/4  x  5  x  15  • 
24"  or  2"  2  x  6  x  • 
28"  or  2 1/3"  2 1/3  x  7  x  • 
package size 
square feet  cubic  gallons of slurry


depth in inches  feet  yards  
1" 
3" 
6" 
1 
1 
2 oz  9  or 
3  or 
1  or 
or 
or 
4  
10 oz  45  or 
45  or 
5  or 
or 
or 
20  
1lb  72  or 
24  or 
12  or 
6  or 
.25  or 
32  
5 lb  360  120  or 
60  or 
30  or 
1.2  or 
160  
10 lb  720  240  or 
120  or 
60  or 
2.5  or 
320 
Refer to the above chart to determine how much Moisture Mizer™ is necessary for your gardening needs. Each row indicates the approximate area each package will treat meeting moist requirements. For example, one 1 pound package of Moisture Mizer™ will treat 12 square feet at a 6 inch garden or row depth at a moist soil level.
**5 pound bags are not available retail stores.
Results and quantities may vary.
General rull of thumb is 1 ounce of Moisture Mizer™ for every twelve inches in ball diameter or 1 inche of caliper. 

package
size 
ball diameter in inches 
8" 
12" 
16" 
20" 
24" 

caliper 
3/4" 
1" 
1 1/3" 
1 3/4 
2" 
2 1/3" 
2  or 
3  or 
2  or 
1  or 
0  or 
0  or 
0 
10  or 
15  or 
10  or 
8  or 
6  or 
5  or 
4 
16  or 
24  or 
16  or 
12  or 
10  or 
8  or 
7 
80  or 
120  or 
80  or 
60  or 
48  or 
40  or 
34 
Refer to the above chart to determine how much Moisture Mizer™ is necessary for your gardening needs. Each row indicates the approximate the number of containers each package will treate meeting moist requirements. For example, one 2 ounce package of Moisture Mizer™ will treate 18 quart sizes planters or pots at a moist soil level.
* One 2 ounce package of Moisture Mizer™ will treat one 5 gallon pot or planter with a medium water usage requirement.
**5 pound bags are not available retail stores.
Results and quantities may vary.
Lawns. Use Table E.
For the best results and most even coverage, work in sections of 100 sq. ft. (10' x 10') at a time. Complete very large areas by working in increments of 100 sq. ft.
1. Measure the soil volume or planting area dimensions.
square feet  If your planting a bed or garden row 1 to 3 inches deep, calculate the sqaure feet of your planting area by mulitplying the (w) width x (l) length of your garden and then dividing by 12 then refer to application chart for bedding plants, garden row, hills for melons, squash, etc. For example 12 in (w) x 12 in (l) ÷ 12in = 1 square foot.


cubic measurement  If the area you are planting is deeper than 3 inches or your are planting large root masses calculating cubic feet may be more beneficial. To calculate cubic feet measure and multiply the area's For example 1 ft (w) x 1 ft (l) x 1 ft = 1 cubic foot where as 1.5 ft (w) x 1.5 ft (l) x 2 ft = 4.5 cubic feet. Then refer to the appropriate chart and multiply the number of cubic feet times the product measurement indicated. 
For sodding
Using Table E measure the amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used. Mix measured amount of Moisture Mizer™ with 2  5 times it amount of sharp sand (dry fertilizer can be added here if desired), and broadcast evenly to cover entire surface lightly. Though not absolutely necessary, it is helpful to work it into the surface slightly. Lay sod on this prepared surface and press down. Water for an hour by sprinkler.
For seeding
Using Table E measure the amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used. Mix measured amount of Moisture Mizer™ with 2  5 times its amount of sharp sand (dry fertilizer can be added here if desired), and broadcast evenly to cover entire surface lightly. To make sure Moisture Mizer™ is deposited at root level, work it and sand into the soil (using a hoe, aeration sandals, etc.), to a depth of 1 /2"  1". Broadcast grass seed and water as above.
cubic measurements  if your plant's water usage is... 
recommended grain sizes 

cubic  w 
l 
d 
low  med  high  
G  F  S  M  L 
1 square foot  x  1'  x  1'  x  1/2 to 1"  1/3 t  1/2 t  3/4 t  • 
100 square feet  x  10'  x  10'  x  1/2  1"  4 oz.  6 oz.  8 1/2 oz.  • 
1,000 square feet  x  100'  x  100'  x  1/2 to 1"  2 1/2 lb.  3 3/4 lb.  5 lb.  • 
1 acre  x  '  x  '  x  1/2 to 1"  60 lb.  90 lb.  120 lb.  • 
Wet Application
There are two methods for using Moisture Mizer™ wet. One is used to treat existing plants which are not to be transplanted, and the other is for dipping bare root plants or sets.
In both cases, Moisture Mizer™ is mixed with water to form a "slurry" (having a consistency similar to loose cream of wheat). If fertilizer has been dissolved in the water absorbed my Moisture Mizer™, it will be held encapsulated until plants need it. Allow slurry to stand for at least an hour before using. Leftover slurry can be kept in a sealed container indefinitely.
Moisture Mizer™ is Long  Lasting. Do Not Overuse! One Treatment lasts 3 to 4 years. Excess Use Can Render Soil Unworkable.
Slurry. Use Table F.
1. Measure the volume.
volume  If you are unsure measure the volume with a measure cup or gallon pitcher. 
2. Using Table F measure the amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used.
3. Mix amount of Moisture Mizer™ to be used.
4. Let stand for an hour and use (a) or (b) guidelines that follow:
(a) Existing Plantings:
5. With a sharp implement, (old screwdriver, metal rod, stick, etc.) being careful not to harm roots, make several holes in the soil around the plant to depth of root mass (out from the stalk or trunk for a distance equal to the depth of the roots).
6. Enlarge the holes to a diameter of about 1".
7. Evenly divide the slurry among the number of holes.
8. Pour slurry nearly to the top of each hole.
9. Cover holes with dirt.
10. Water two times over a period of an hour or leave a slow  drip hose at the base of the plant for about an hour.
(b) Dipping Bare  Root Stock:
5. After soil is prepared, just prior to planting, dip bare roots in slurry and plant immediately.
6. Fill hole half full of dirt, then fill with water.
7. Fill hole with remainder of dirt, and water for 1 hour with slow drip hose or irrigation system, if possible. Otherwise, water in 30 minutes, again in an hour.
cubic measurements  if your plant's water usage is... 
recommended grain sizes 

c 
q 
g 
low  med  high  
G  F  S  M  L 
1  x  1/4  x  N/A  N/A  1/4 t  • 
4  x  1  x  1/4  N/A  N/A  1 t  • 
8  x  2  x  1  N/A  N/A  1 T  • 
Imagine being able to go out of town for a few days and not have to worry about having a someone come water your plants every day.
This five day sidebyside comparison demonstrates that with Moisture Mizer™ added to the soil, your plants are healthier between watering cycles.
What are they?
How do they work?
A superabsorbent is a material that acts like a supersponge, absorbing and storing hundreds of times its weight in plant available water, releasing it to the plant on demand.
As water is drawn into the particles each particle will expand to over thirty times its original volume. As water is used by the plant, the material shrinks, returning to the unswollen state. When water is again added, the material will reswell absorbing the water as described previously.
This shrinking and swelling cycle promotes aeration and drainage, a key element in developing healthy soil.
Superabsorbents remain effective through thousands of shrinkswell cycles and remain effective for several years. ...read more
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"We are very satisfied with the results. Since we started using Moisture Mizer™ the new sod roots faster and with less shock than previous projects. An added bonus is our water consumption is reduced by approximately 35% over the sodded areas.
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