Revive is a soil treatment made from a combination of soil wetting agents, lignosulfonates and iron. Revive allows water to penetrate deeper into hard-to-wet soils, even through thatch and mat. Revive helps save water and solves problems associated with hard, dry, compact soils and the additional iron helps thicken and turn your lawn dark green.
What Revive Does
- Conserves water during times of drought, severe heat and watering restrictions by wetting the soil deeper allowing your lawn to store more water between irrigations.
- Makes better use of water as it penetrates deeper into the soil, runs off less on slopes, and reduces evaporation.
- Moves fertilizer deeper into the roots, while providing supplemental iron.
- Assists in breaking up and loosening compacted soil by promoting root activity.
- Helps eliminate dry brown spots and turn lawns green.
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How it Works
Revive is a natural organic soil treatment composed of processed plant bi-products, organic and decomposition extracts and fulvo-humates.
Revive has two primary modes of action - first as a wetting agent that improves water penetration into hard-towet soils. Revive lowers the surface and interfacial tensions of the soil/water relationship and allows the water to spread out and penetrate into the soil. Revive improves plant root-zone moisture and improves soil drainage, not by changing the characteristics of the soil, but by changing the behavior of water.
Secondly, Revive acts as a chelating or sequestering agent in the soil. Essential nutrients (iron, zinc, etc.) can be tied up in the soil. Through this action, they become free and can attach to the root system of a plant thus they become available to the plant when needed. This is why it is recommended to use Revive each time a fertilizer is applied. By using Revive, with proper watering and fertilizing, problems such as poor color and thickness, uneven growth and brown spots in lawns begin to disappear. These two primary actions are also associated with secondary actions that begin the process of increasing water stable soil aggregates, which provide soil aeration and improve the soil's water-holding capacity.
You can test it to see how it works! Take two pieces of cardboard. Put a drop of water on each piece. Now add a drop of Revive to one of the drops of water. Watch it flow into the cardboard. Look what is happening to the untreated piece. Although Revive is primarily regarded as an agent to improve turf health, vigor and appearance, it is equally effective for treating soils around trees and shrubs. Revive works on all types of soils: acid, neutral and alkaline. Revive's water saving and problem solving ability is evident on hard-to-wet soils or soils that have developed a hydrophobic condition (water repelling).
These soils can be identified by: