Moisture Manager

Moisture Manager 2018-06-16T19:44:32+00:00

Moisture Manager

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Moisture Manager is not a wetting agent, polymer, penetrant, or antitranspirant. No other product has the ability to actually attract free water molecules and then release them through osmosis into the roots of your plants. It is a truly unique compound that has no equal.

To obtain the best results, Moisture Managershould be applied by a professional applicator. For service in your area, call one of the authorized contractors in the green side bar.

Authorized Applicators listed on this website guarantee that with regular treatments every three months, you will be able to use one half the required water* or your money back

Moisture Manager FAQ’s

What is Moisture Manager, and what is it made from? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Moisture Manager is a plant-based hygroscopic humectant (a fancy way of saying it attracts water and then condenses it) originally developed in Australia.

Moisture Manager is a blend of a plant-based active ingredient and carriers, such as tiny bits of clay and a special wetting agent that assures even distribution throughout the soil profile.

Moisture Manager bears a USDA Biobased Product certification. To read the MSDS, click HERE.

What does it do? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Once watered in, Moisture Manager goes to the plants roots and adjacent soil, where it attracts and condenses water directly from water vapor – in other words humidity.

At 99% humidity, plant roots stop absorbing water because they can only use water in droplet form (above 100% humidity).

All that lost water then soon enough evaporates, and while it does, the plants don’t have access to any of it.

Since water lost to evaporation accounts for up to 50% of water use, it’s important to reduce evaporation whenever possible.

Moisture Manager remains active for up to three months, collecting the evaporating water and putting it where it’s needed – on the roots. It is effective down to 20 per cent humidity.

If left out in the open, the active ingredient (a dry white powder) easily extracts water out of the air at 35% relative humidity, becoming a pool of clear water within 30 minutes.

Is it safe? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Moisture Manager is completely safe for pets, humans and the environment. It biodegrades in about three months. It is currently used on countless vegetable gardens and crops.

It is not a GMO product – none of the ingredients used to create it were genetically modified in any way.

How is it applied? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Moisture Manager is a granular product that is applied using a drop or chest-spreader. As the applicator walks over the area to be treated, the spreader applies the product evenly.

It can also be applied by tractor using a pto broadcast spreader and hopper.

How much does it cost? 2018-06-04T12:25:59+00:00

The minimum charge for each treatment is only $49, and covers up to 1000 square feet, which is about the size of two 2-car garages, or 50 feet by 20 feet.  The cost of the water saved far exceeds that!

If the area treated is larger than 1000 square feet, the charge is 4.9 cents per square foot for the total square feet of area treated.

Example:
755 square feet treated:
$49 (minimum charge applies).

Example:
1450 square feet treated:
1450 sq. feet x 4.9 cents = $71

Moisture Manager costs less than a nickel per square foot when professionally applied.

How do I get a free quote? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Simply call Us! We are Authorized Moisture Manager Applicators 1-800-497-4075 or Contact Us to get a free no-obligation quote online.

Do I need to water before or after treatment? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

You don’t need to water before application. After application, water normally for two weeks, then you can cut back.

How much water can I save? 2018-06-04T12:28:17+00:00

With Moisture Manager, you can save up to 50% of the water you’d normally need on your lawns and plants.

Tip: You can adjust your sprinklers to water the drier areas more by cutting back on the heads that put out too much water in a given area. Use the test above to determine how long to water, then locate the fullest cups. The heads that cover those wetter areas can be turned down, increasing the pressure to heads that will benefit by the extra water pressure created.

How long does each treatment last? 2018-06-01T20:12:17+00:00

Moisture Manager treatments last up to three months. The manufacturer suggests repeat applications as long as drought conditions prevail, or whenever water conservation is desired.

How Often Should I Water After Application? 2018-06-04T12:25:27+00:00

Moisture Manager is not a replacement for water. It works by extending the drying cycle dramatically, when up to 50% of the water evaporates into the atmosphere.

Once you water the Moisture Manager in, it takes about three weeks to begin working. Water normally for the first three weeks, then you can cut back.

With Moisture Manager, you can either water less frequently (because the evaporation that occurs during the drying cycle is transferred as droplets to the plant’s roots, so plants don’t dry out as fast between waterings), or you could water just as often, but cut back up to 50% of the required water (see the next section) when you do water.

Under normal conditions, lawns need about one inch of water a week to be happy and green.

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How Moisture Manager Works

Have you ever heard that we lose up to 50% of our water to evaporation?

Evaporation is our enemy…

That’s true, but maybe not quite the way you thought:

It’s not the spray from sprinklers that evaporates; the evaporation happens some days after the water soaks in. It turns out that plants (except redwood trees and ferns) can’t use water unless it’s in droplet form. They can’t use humidity, even when it’s laden with water. Every time the soil dries after you water (or it rains), there’s a point when the droplets are gone and the remaining water is in the form of humidity. At 99% humidity, plants stop absorbing water, and the humidity slowly evaporates into the atmosphere. This represents an enormous amount of water, water your plants can’t absorb.

Moisture Manager condenses this humidity into droplets that plants can use, so a light rain or infrequent watering becomes available to thirsty plants. In fact, the active ingredient in Moisture Manager is able to extract moisture out of the air, changing itself into a pool of water in just thirty minutes at 31% humidity (that’s low). Once applied and watered in, plant roots take up water, but the Moisture Manager molecule is too big to enter the root, so it builds up a film on each root. This film attracts water like nobody’s business. Any moisture available in the soil gets condensed onto the roots, rather than being evaporated away and lost. This water-stretching effect lasts about three months before the product biodegrades harmlessly.

Moisture Manager is not a replacement for water – it serves to reduce the amount of water you use outdoors, not eliminate watering. Lawns need about one inch of water a week, but can survive on half that amount when treated with Moisture Manager. The manufacturer recommends that Moisture Manager be applied every three months during dry conditions.

  • Moisture Manager is a USDA Biobased Product, so it’s completely safe and nontoxic.
  • Moisture Manager should be applied by a professional applicator. 

Use up to 50% less water on your lawn and landscape!

Moisture Manager is your answer!

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What Our Customers are Saying!

Mrs. JF, Hillsborough, CA

Your Moisture Manager seems to be helping our grass and shrubs a lot, and also, I think we've cut down 46% since 2014 in water usage but you've helped us skimp by and we've gotten a lot smarter about when and how much we water.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:02:25+00:00
Your Moisture Manager seems to be helping our grass and shrubs a lot, and also, I think we've cut down 46% since 2014 in water usage but you've helped us skimp by and we've gotten a lot smarter about when and how much we water.

Mr. PC, Mountain View, CA

I cannot believe what's happening in my neighborhood! Some people have given up watering entirely, but I want to save my small lawn if I can water less. The Moisture Mgr. you applied 2 months ago worked so well that I got a dirty note on my door that said my lawn was the greenest on the block and that I MUST be watering too much (I only water 10 mins. twice a week)!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:03:13+00:00
I cannot believe what's happening in my neighborhood! Some people have given up watering entirely, but I want to save my small lawn if I can water less. The Moisture Mgr. you applied 2 months ago worked so well that I got a dirty note on my door that said my lawn was the greenest on the block and that I MUST be watering too much (I only water 10 mins. twice a week)!

Mrs. MA, Los Altos, CA

At first, I couldn't believe there existed such a thing as Moisture Management (sp). I had you treat my yard in May, and it was way less expensive than I thought it would be. I followed your watering instructions on the website and now I use about 1/3 of the water I used before and my grass and plants still look ok! Please come again in three months - I LOVE this stuff!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:04:30+00:00
At first, I couldn't believe there existed such a thing as Moisture Management (sp). I had you treat my yard in May, and it was way less expensive than I thought it would be. I followed your watering instructions on the website and now I use about 1/3 of the water I used before and my grass and plants still look ok! Please come again in three months - I LOVE this stuff!

Mr. FB, Stanford, CA

I just wanted you to know that I am very happy with Moisture Manager. My yard and lawns look great even though I have cut my timer back substantially...
5.0
2018-06-04T13:06:49+00:00
I just wanted you to know that I am very happy with Moisture Manager. My yard and lawns look great even though I have cut my timer back substantially...

Mr. PO, Palo Alto, CA

My lawn is green, but not overtly so, which is amazing considering how little I water which is only twice a week. Thanks for being there. Please repeat treatments as you see fit.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:07:22+00:00
My lawn is green, but not overtly so, which is amazing considering how little I water which is only twice a week. Thanks for being there. Please repeat treatments as you see fit.

Mr. MC, Woodside, CA

I wish to thank you for telling me about MM. At first I was skeptical, but then I read about it and talked to you. That was last fall. Since then you have allowed me to reduce my watering so much I'm saving about $90 a month on my water bill, which was $205 a month. Quite a savings, and I don't feel so guilty having a bigger lawn.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:08:00+00:00
I wish to thank you for telling me about MM. At first I was skeptical, but then I read about it and talked to you. That was last fall. Since then you have allowed me to reduce my watering so much I'm saving about $90 a month on my water bill, which was $205 a month. Quite a savings, and I don't feel so guilty having a bigger lawn.

Mr. DK, Sunnyvale, CA

You were sure right about Moisture Manager. I adjusted my sprinklers like you told me and had you apply Moisture Manager after the Feb. rains and it really works! I hardly water my lawns at all compared to before and the difference is really clear. I want you to continue with the treatments every three months at (deleted address). Thanks!
5.0
2018-06-04T13:08:46+00:00
You were sure right about Moisture Manager. I adjusted my sprinklers like you told me and had you apply Moisture Manager after the Feb. rains and it really works! I hardly water my lawns at all compared to before and the difference is really clear. I want you to continue with the treatments every three months at (deleted address). Thanks!

Mrs. RS, Livermore, CA

We haven't had rain since February and my lawn looks great, thank you! I am only watering twice a week as you suggested and that seems to be working fine. It's been cooler so we'll see what happens when it gets hotter this summer. I am due for another application in May; please let me know when that will be.
5.0
2018-06-04T13:16:35+00:00
We haven't had rain since February and my lawn looks great, thank you! I am only watering twice a week as you suggested and that seems to be working fine. It's been cooler so we'll see what happens when it gets hotter this summer. I am due for another application in May; please let me know when that will be.

First time I have used this service to aerate and fertilize my lawn, which was done today. I'll be monitoring how my lawn performs over the next several months, of course, but I have to say that the personal touch of this company is great...something none of us have experienced in the last 20 years, at least. Sure, for us SV people, the website will appear to be "old school," but (1) I learned tonight that they are updating it, (2) regarding the old website, focus on the content, not the format or "look and feel"...substance and content are WAY MORE IMPORTANT than UX. I've been in SV for 30 yrs, and people tend to focus more on form than substance...substance and reality are #1, form is #2...but still important. The owner of this business, Max, returned my calls, gave me tips, and gave me highly personalized attention. Contrast that with getting support from Comcast or your wireless router company. Give these guys a try.

Greg P. Los Altos, CA

5.0
2018-06-27T14:36:55+00:00

Greg P. Los Altos, CA

First time I have used this service to aerate and fertilize my lawn, which was done today. I'll be monitoring how my lawn performs over the next several months, of course, but I have to say that the personal touch of this company is great...something none of us have experienced in the last 20 years, at least. Sure, for us SV people, the website will appear to be "old school," but (1) I learned tonight that they are updating it, (2) regarding the old website, focus on the content, not the format or "look and feel"...substance and content are WAY MORE IMPORTANT than UX. I've been in SV for 30 yrs, and people tend to focus more on form than substance...substance and reality are #1, form is #2...but still important. The owner of this business, Max, returned my calls, gave me tips, and gave me highly personalized attention. Contrast that with getting support from Comcast or your wireless router company. Give these guys a try.

Mike Antonini, 110 Broadmoor Dr. San Francisco

Max, I wanted to thank you for sending Esquivel to aerate my lawns. My gardener hadn't shown up for several weeks and my lawn was really tall. Esquivel mowed my lawn for me without hesitation so that he could aerate,and he did an excellent job. Enclosed is a $20 tip. Please see that he gets it.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:19:14+00:00
Max, I wanted to thank you for sending Esquivel to aerate my lawns. My gardener hadn't shown up for several weeks and my lawn was really tall. Esquivel mowed my lawn for me without hesitation so that he could aerate,and he did an excellent job. Enclosed is a $20 tip. Please see that he gets it.

Angie McDonald, 467 Cuesta Dr. Los Altos

Dear Max; I just wanted to say, my lawn looks beautiful! Your contractor is very friendly and all round great guy. Great team work! Thanks so much.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:21:39+00:00
Dear Max; I just wanted to say, my lawn looks beautiful! Your contractor is very friendly and all round great guy. Great team work! Thanks so much.

The Petersons

Esquivel Flores did a fine job. Hope you keep him.
5.0
2018-06-14T14:22:38+00:00
Esquivel Flores did a fine job. Hope you keep him.
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