Jul 27

Ask Aquatrols: Watering in Revolution

It’s Friday! That means it’s time to answer your #AskAquatrols questions of the week! If you have a  question about wetting agents or the science behind soil surfactants, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook to get answers from the experts!

Our first question comes from Twitter user @spartangrass who asks:

“How much water should follow an application of Revolution and when?”

Excellent question. Revolution is safe for all types of turfgrass and does not need to be watered in immediately after application. However, since Revolution’s area of activity includes both the thatch layer and the soil beneath, it must be watered in to a depth of at least four inches, ideally the evening after application.

For high-sand rootzones or other soils with a sand top-dressing layer of four inches or more, this requires about one-third of an inch of water. On “push-up” greens with less than a four-inch topdressing layer, up to one-half inch of water should be applied.

Following an initial application of 6oz/1,000 ft2 (190mL/100m2), Revolution can be applied bi-weekly at 3oz/1,000 ft2 (95 mL/100 m2).

Have a surfactant question you want answered? Submit your question by Thursday, August 2nd and it could be featured in next week’s segment of Ask Aquatrols!


About The Author

More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.