Antidessicants Insulate Against Moisture Loss
A protective shield that traps in needed moisture throughout the drying winter months, antidessicants are an organic, pro-active approach to keep plants hydrated.
During a normal growth season, plants take in moisture through their roots and release it through their leaves and needles. If not experiencing a drought, this moisture would be replenished with rain and the cycle would continue.
PROTECTING FROM MOISTURE LOSS DURING THE WINTER
During the winter, however, the ground freezes and the plants are unable to absorb moisture from the soil - yet continue to lose moisture through their needles. Antidessicants provide a protective coating to the needles that will help retain the moisture for up to 4 months in the winter or 2 months in the summer (which is often a helpful approach during a drought).
The first two photos above compare the effects of a boxwood shrub treated with antidessicants vs one that was not.
The third photo shows the natural pine resin, from which antidessicants are made.
AN ORGANIC AND SAFE TREATMENT
Antidessicants come from the resins of other plants and provide a non-toxic, organic and biodegradable shield.