How does SANOPLANT work?
The SANOPLANT granulate should be mixed dry into the sand / soil / substrate, in or just below the root zone. With the initial watering, the granules separate into tiny particles which rapidly “adsorb” the water and any nutrients therein; the water (and nutrients) are held under moderate tension by the Sanoplant, so that they are available to the plants as required.
Once the Sanoplant has reached its capacity (about 16 times its own volume of water) the profile remains free draining, ensuring the ideal air / water ratio in the profile.
As the water is held through a greater section of the profile, evaporative loss is reduced and with extended irrigation intervals the plants roots will seek the water held deeper in the profile, encouraging deeper and stronger root growth. With less applied irrigation nutrient leach is also reduced, leaving more available for the plants. Healthy root mass results in healthier, more resilient turf and plants.
The stored water and nutrients are available to the plants over a long time period resulting in better growth and healthier turf and plants.
Schematic function of SANOPLANT between the soil particles:
SANOPLANT increases the plant available water, storing water which would otherwise be lost to drainage. Nutrients in the water are held and are also available to the plants.