SACRAMENTO, Calif — The California Department of Food and Agriculture approved the registration for Scotts EveryDrop, a watering agent to be marketed and sold to homeowners to help conserve water.

Scotts says EveryDrop helps available water penetrate the soil more easily and evenly so it can better reach the rootzone and hydrate the plant. Scotts says surfactants have long been available to commercial landscapers and golf course managers. The technology will now be available in the consumer space allowing homeowners to get great results on their lawns and reduce their irrigation by up to 25 percent.

“Scotts pledged itself to a new era of water consciousness several years ago,” said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro. “We’ve met with Gov. Brown and we have pledged to create the tools necessary for homeowners to actively dial back water use in their lawns and landscapes. New product development and the introduction of EveryDrop is part of that commitment. We’ve been developing this for years and as we have watched the drought intensify, we knew that breakthrough technology was required. Water is not an infinite source, every drop counts, and we all have to do our part to use water in more efficient ways.”

Additional information on EveryDrop and water conservation tips can be found here.