Soil wetting agents

We think we have the best soil-wetting agents in Australia. Low rainfall, high humidity, and high temperatures make the management of turf in Australia difficult at the best of times. That’s where soil wetters and wetting agents for the soil play a role.

Some can help with water movement into the soil profile, and some will help retain moisture. 

These are ideal for use as a soil-wetting agent for lawns or professional turf, and with such an extensive range, we can meet all your requirements. 

Realise that soil wetters are not the same as chemical wetting agents for turf pesticides.

When the increasing water cost is also considered, turf management in Australia becomes even more challenging. 

That’s why we don’t just carry a range of high-quality soil-wetting agents and soil penetrants but also unique products such as Aquimax that can extend the length of time that water stays in the soil.

We work closely with innovative companies such as Indigo SpecialtyRhizosolutions, and Agspec in Australia. By working with these companies, we can remain at the forefront of water management technology and help you produce the highest quality turf surfaces.

As well as being great soil wetters, they produce little foam, so there is less need for an anti-foam product when mixing.

This soil wetting agent range includes HydroForce RapidHydroForce Inject for use in injection systems, HydroForce Extend, the dew suppressant, Scrubwet penetrant and Aquimax, an innovative water retention agent.


Hydroforce Soil Wetting Agents

After years of experience as sports turf consultants, we can say that the Indigo Hydroforce® range of soil wetters is the best on the market. 

Research has shown the Hydroforce® range works under all field conditions. Hydroforce is the best range of soil-wetting agents in Australia.

When you use the Hydroforce range:

1. You get a more healthy stress-tolerant turf;

2. Water and chemicals rapidly move away from the soil surface;

3. You get uniform water distribution through the soil, which means a deeper root system;

4. As there is less run-off, you waste less waste water.

Soil Wetting Agent Testimonials.

Pete Dunn, Course Superintendent at Federal G.C.

‘Mate that HydroForce Ultra is the best product I’ve ever seen by a mile. On the third day at 35°C and we haven’t had to put any hand watering on the greens. We wouldn’t even irrigate if it wasn’t for the surrounds drying out.’…

Dave Ramage the Course Superintendent at Fairbairn GC.

‘Yes, good results so far improved infiltration on some of the heavier soil greens with no water pooling in areas that had before.’…


Ongoing research

We also have an ongoing R and D program to test and develop existing and future products. Here is our 2022/2023 research into soil-surfactants.

This research is work looking at their impact on soil organic matter.As an independent supplier of turf products, we can offer the best possible technology to get the best possible results. The result is increased water use efficiency, plus you save money and get a better-looking, more consistent turf surface. 

Turf Blog

Our wetting agent blog has more technical information on a number of these wetting agent technologies and answers the following questions:

    1. Can you safely use washing-up liquid as a wetting agent? and
    2. Why do some wetting agents damage turf?
HydroForce Ultra soil wetting agent reduces the need for hand watering

Soil Wetting Agents



More information



Technical Sheet


A patented liquid soil amendment that retains soil moisture in the soil root zone.


Hydroforce Extend soil wetting agent

This is a 100% blend of non ionic surfactants giving up to 90 days effectiveness as a soil wetting agent. 


Hydroforce Inject

Specifically designed to quickly and efficiently move water away from the foliage and thatch and into the soil root zone.


Hydroforce Rapid

Ideal to rapidly move water away from the soil surface and past thatch.


Hydroforce Recharge

To prevent and overcome hydrophobic soil situations


Hydroforce Ultra

A unique soil wetting agent for use on dry patch areas. Has been used in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia with great results.


Scrubwet penetrant

A modified poly-siloxane with excellent properties as a soil penetrant. Also used for dew prevention.