Similar Questions

09:27AM, 27 Oct 2009
Answer: Hi Scott Dynamic Lifter Organic lawn Food can b...
Category: Lawns
09:27AM, 27 Oct 2009
01:35PM, 27 Oct 2009
Answer: Hi Steven, Unfortunately we do not have an orga...
Category: Pests
01:35PM, 27 Oct 2009
Raised garden bed with organic compost. When i water the soil is wet on top but dry underneath. How can i fix?

Submitted: 12:35PM, 21 Nov 2018
Answer: Hi Kevin,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Your garden bed soil and compost has become hydrophobic, meaning that it is repelling the water that is applied and not absorbing it. This is common occurrence and is easy to overcome with a good quality soil wetter such as Yates Waterwise Soil Saturator.

This is best applied at least once a month in the warmer weather to assist the moisture absorption into the soil.

Kind regards

Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 02:38PM, 22 Nov 2018


This area is for general comments from members of the public. Some questions or comments may not receive a reply from Yates. For specific gardening advice visit Ask an expert Alternatively you may wish to contact us.