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No matter how much fertiliser and organic matter I add to my garden beds, the soil is always water repellant. What can I do?

Submitted: 05:43AM, 16 Jul 2015
Answer: Water repellent soils can be a major problem, they mainly occur in potting mixes and in sand soils. It is caused by a waxy substance formed when organic matter breaks down. This waxy substance coats the soil causing it to repel water. So adding organic matter to a water replant soil will not help the problem. The best treatment for this is to apply Yates Waterwise Soil Wetter. This product is available as a hose on product or a concentrate. This product will help your soil absorb water.
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