Oasis ?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JoeinJasper, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    A fellow small LCO recently layed several pallets of sod that are now under stress due to the hot, dry weather. A friend of his who works at the golf course told him to spray it with a 'wetting agent' such as Oasis. My knowledge of a wetting agent is as a surfactant, not as an active ingredient. Also, I am not familar with Oasis...Is this an anti-transpirant? Thanks Joe
  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Any help at all?
  3. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Okay...I'll bite.

    I've never used Oasis, but have been considering it recently. It is a soil surfactant that simply increases the absorption rate of water. According to the label, only one application is needed per season (whatever season means)

    With our clay soils, I would think Oasis would be a great help when moisture is hard to come by.

    I'm really not sure how much it would help with new sod. Why? Because the root system is not yet established, therefore if water is moving faster into the soil profile, how could it help the new sod? Once the sod has rooted it might make more sense.
  4. sjj14

    sjj14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    not familiar with Oasis but spraying any wetting agent in hot conditions espically on new sod would seem risky to me. Consistant H20 is usually all sod would need to get established and then add ammenities once turf can withstand it.
  5. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Thanks for the information...Looks like I have more homework to do. Joe
  6. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    Prosource One sells a product called Proforma Gold in a granular form. It's a lot better product than Oasis. It needs to be watered in!

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