Protect Vegetation from Winter Desiccation

H2OExcel recommended in late fall, early winter

Brookside Agra

When vegetation loses a certain amount of water by frosty winter winds, typically they undergo winter burn which is when winds exceed the amount of water the plant can draw up through the frozen soil. As a result of this, lawns take longer to turn green, there may be dead patches, perennial plants that take longer to grow in the spring, browning/yellowing leaves and needles in evergreens and broad leaf trees. 

Winter desiccation can be avoided by maintaining proper vegetation precipitation during the late fall and early winter months and providing adequate water and nutrients to vegetation for as long as the ground is not frozen. Experts suggest one inch per week of water or saturation to a depth of 12-18 inches. 

"Increasing any plant's winter hardiness should include a good nutrient upload going into dormancy, said Tony Arro, Brookside Agra director of sales, in a press release highlighting H20 Excel. 

H2OExcel can help to increase the amount of plant-available forms of nutrients that are delivered to vegetation prior to winter dormancy,” he said. “In addition to reducing water surface tension, H2OExcel completes the system needed by microbial life forms to convert existing soil nutrients into plant-available forms. 

Continuing, Arro noted that H2OExcel also helps water to infiltrate the ground deeper and more efficiently. This effect increases the amount of water available to the plant throughout the winter, even when there is ground cover and freezing conditions,” he said. “As long as there is adequate moisture in the root zone, the desiccation effect can be reduced." 

Some features of H20Excel include: 

  • Reduces soil surface tension  
  • Allows hardened soils to absorb water and nutrients 3-5 times faster 
  • Made from a proprietary blend of desert plant extracts 
  • Will not harm plants, animals or humans  
  • Boost plant strength and yield and increase root mass and length