These planting events were part of a grant awarded from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with sub awards from USFWS and TPWD. This grant promoted stewardship and environmental education by allowing 3rd grade through 12th grade students to plant native dune plant species 100 feet landward from the Gulf of Mexico along Galveston and Follet's Island to increase suitable nesting habitat for Kemp's Ridley seaturtles. As part of this program we are required to monitor and report on the sites 6 months and 1 year from the original planting dates. The photos below the student events are the 6 month monitoring photos documented in May of 2012 from Follet's Island and Galveston Island planting sites where the hydrosoil was used during November and December of 2011. The student photos show how easily students of all ages were able to apply the product during the planting events. Aside from the initial watering with the hydrosoil product, these sites did not receive any additional watering other than rain. The findings from the monitoring activities show that the areas where hydrosoil was used increased plant growth over 20% compared to the areas where hydrosoil was not used. The soil substrate in these planting sites contained nearly 100% sand and shell. The pictures themselves speak for the product!
"Landscape Architecture" magazine article featuring American HydroSoil
Our soil amendment is designed and engineered for the customer who is looking for a unique green, renewable, sustainable product. Capable of quick absorption of water in the soil, water is held and released as the plants require. American Hydrosoil has the ability to hold water in sandy soils as well as break up clay soils to allow for increased root depth and improved plant health and growth.
- Exceptional absorption
- Instant wetting for quick absorption
- Excellent wicking properties
- Excellent water releasing characteristics
- Easy application & no maintenance
- Less watering, less hassle
|*American HydroSoil has been used by me, John Teas, to germinate tomato seed using little more water than the initial watering. The flower beds at my new home were made by incorporating American HydroSoil into the soil. I am a fourth generation nurseryman and believe I know how to water, but my wife and I had to learn to cut back on the watering in those areas. I highly recommend American HydroSoil for new gardens that are being built. Especially in my age group where people travel for weeks at a time and cannot water consistently. For them, American HydroSoil is a must to save the plants from stress. |
*Originally marketed as Eco Dirt
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