GrowOya — Simple, High-Efficiency Watering The Traditional Way

It’s so often true that all that’s old is new again. In times like these—new gardeners abound, everyone as busy as can be, and watering gardens often neglected—it makes sense to look back to traditional ways of doing things to uncover forgotten technologies that make sense for current conditions.

In the case of localized irrigation systems, there is a traditional technology that is making a serious comeback, and for good reason. Clay pot irrigation (also known as Oyas or ollas) has been re-discovered as a super easy, extremely high-efficiency watering system for home gardeners. The inherent ease of watering your garden it provides—water far less often and with less need for specific watering knowledge—and a water savings of up to 70% over common surface irrigation makes for plenty of good reason why we’re seeing more clay pot irrigation in gardens.

What is Clay Pot Irrigation?

Clay pot irrigation is a traditional form of localized irrigaton where a clay pot is buried among your plants, with the neck sticking just above the soil, and filled with water every few days. The planted clay pot (called an Oya or olla) is made of unglazed porous clay, allowing the water to slowly, efficiently seep out of the pot. Plant roots instinctively grow toward the water source and connect directly with the Oya, which allows them to take exactly the water they need when they need it, no more no less. Providing a highly efficient form of watering that is easier for gardeners and much better for plants.

The Oya has been used in agriculture-focused cultures dating back thousands of years. Spanish settlers brought Oyas to the Americas during colonial times (which is the derivation of the name olla). Clay pot irrigation is even detailed in the Chinese Fan Sheng-chih Shu (the first agricultural extension book) published more than 2000 years ago.

Oyas are the perfect solution for the growing crop of newbie gardeners—they take the guesswork out of when and how much to water your garden. Fill the Oyas every few days and the plants take care of the rest themselves. They are also the perfect tool for busy gardeners who can’t get to their gardens daily or who want to take advantage of the bright days to get away on vacation. And of course Oyas save a ton of water—considerably more than drip irrigation and far better than conventional surface irrigation—so you’re doing the right thing for the environment.

Three different sizes of Oyas are available on the market to water different garden configurations. There are small Oyas (1 litre capacity) sized for planting in a half barrel or large patio pot, medium Oyas (3 litre capacity) that will water a 3-foot planter box, and large Oyas (6.5 litre capacity) for the bigger boxes or your 4-foot raised bed.

Oyas now available through Arett

Recognizing the problem-solving features of Oyas for today’s market, Arett has added Oyas to the warehouses in 2017. GrowOya is the leading company in the Oya revival, offering a product that combines traditional technology with advancements in clay production techniques. Packaged and presented with the growing segment of new gardeners in mind, GrowOya is making a traditional technology relevant to a new market.

Order now to get GrowOya Oyas helping you grow.

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Advanced Soil Solutions from Encap® Make Growing Easier

Whether you are looking to boost production in your garden, or improve the curb appeal of your lawn, correcting soil imbalances has never been easier.

Advanced Soil Technology™ (AST®)

The innovative technology behind Encap’s AST® takes the guesswork out of creating a thriving soil environment. AST® offers a number of benefits that work to improve the soil, creating the ideal growing environment for grass, vegetables, and flowers. AST® offers the following advantages:

  • Reduced soil and nutrient loss
  • Better water infiltration
  • Improved soil structure and root mass
  • Enhanced seed establishment

Encap® offers four minerals for all of your soil-correcting needs, each with their patented AST®: Lime, Sulfur, Iron, and Gypsum. All Encap® mineral products can be applied with any spreader, are safe to use around people and pets, and come in a variety of sizes.

Lime

Encap® Fast Acting LimeTM is a necessity for correcting acidic soils. The high purity calcium carbonate not only corrects soil pH, but also helps to green up lawns, while improving the soil environment.

Gypsum

Encap® Fast Acting Gypsum™ loosens even the most compacted clay soils in order to create micro-channels within the soil. This allows roots to grow freely, water to soak in, and soil to thrive. Fast Acting Gypsum™ also provides an essential source of calcium and sulfur and can even be used to correct salt damage.

Iron

Fast Acting IronTM from Encap® quickly greens up lawns, while providing lasting results. The revolutionary non-burning, non-staining formula won’t tarnish driveways and sidewalks, or kill grass, making application easier, and more worry-free than ever.

Sulfur

For correcting alkaline soils, Encap® Fast Acting Sulfur™ provides fast results. In addition to lowering soil pH, Fast Acting Sulfur™ also serves as a source of calcium. Fast Acting Sulfur™ enhances water management and infiltration, improves soil porosity, and optimizes nutrient effectiveness.

Flower Kits

In addition to advanced soil amendments, Encap® also offers eight varieties of their All-in-OneTM™ Flower Kits, which include everything you need (seed, mulch, and fertilizer) to easily grow your favorite blooms. All Encap® flower kits contain AST®, as well as their patented Seed Watering TechnologyTM™ (SWT®), which takes the guesswork out of watering.

Consumers love Encap’s easy-to-use products that produce impressive results. All products come in bright, beautiful packaging and can be purchased in eye-catching, easy to refill displays.

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The Future Of Organic Is Non-GMO Project Verified

Dr. Earth Is The Only Non-Gmo Verified Organic Fertilizer And Soil Company

Natural and healthy lifestyle consumers know and look for the Non-GMO Verified symbol on their premium products. It is not enough anymore to claim organic with a simple certificate. Organic consumers “buy a company” not a “product”. If the company is pure and clean, so are all the products they produce.

Non-Gmo Is Great For Business

The Non-GMO Project Verified is the highest level of transparency, it is also a mission-driven nonprofit organization offering a third-party Non-GMO Verification program to the standards consumers expect. Look at the most successful “food products” at any natural foods markets across the country and the Non-GMO Verified Project is the absolute gold standard. An independent study by Consumer Reports found the Non-GMO Project Verified seal to be the only “highly meaningful” label for consumers looking to avoid GMOs. The credibility that comes with Non-GMO Project Verification will allow products to reach a wider customer base, assuring shoppers that products meet the best practices for GMO avoidance.

Billions Are Spent Annually With Big Profits

DRIVING SALES – The Non-GMO Project Verified products are the fastest dollar growth trend in their stores this year. Annual sales of Non-GMO Project Verified products now exceed $19.2 billion.

In Demand

A 2014 consumer survey found that “80% seek out non-GMO products, with 56% saying non-GMO was key to brand buying.” 2015 consumer polls also found that 93% of Americans and 88% of Canadians support labeling of GMOs. The Non-GMO Facebook page has 1 million highly engaged followers, who act as passionate brand ambassadors spreading the word about their trust in “the Butterfly” (the Non-GMO Project features a butterfly in their logo) and whose demand continues to drive the movement forward. This changes everything in the lawn and garden industry. Be one of the first to embrace this vision and become a market mover who helps to shape a better tomorrow!

NOTE: The Non-GMO verified logo will appear on Dr. Earth’s new packaging. Their ingredients will not change.

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Merchant’s Picks For May

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for May 2017.

Merchant Picks - May 2017

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
A42 RP625 True Temper Poly Wheelbarrow - 6 cu. ft.Poly tray that will never rust or corrode and is designed to provide years of service.
A63 NT3700ACLBellingham Nitrile Touch GlovesA best seller! Protects gardener’s hands as they dig in the dirt. A good impulse item and add on sale!
E72 12010 Mole Scram Mole RepellentWarm weather, sun, and rain brings out the moles. One of best selling granular repellents that keeps moles out of lawns.
E60 BTSP4 Bio-tone Starter Plus 4-3-3Proven to enhance all aspects of plant growth. All natural and organic.
F42 500329Happy Frog Tomato & Vegetable Fertilizer 7-4-5Allow plants to feed vigorously while producing abundant high quality vegetable and fruit development.
J25 JBB24 Protech Tool Supply Bulb PlanterGreat for creating the perfect hole to plant new bulbs.
S70 160101Miracle-Gro Water-Soluble All Purpose Plant Food - 24-8-16All-purpose plant food filled with important growth nutrients also perfect for the plants brushing off the winter dormant period and ready for new growth.
S70 75652300Miracle-Gro Potting MixStarting with a great potting soil is necessary for successful plant growth.