Yates Waterwise DroughtShield - Ready To Use

Yates Waterwise DroughtShield - Ready To Use

Protects plants from heat, water loss, drying winds, sunburn, droughts, frost and transplant shock.


Heatwave alert!

Gardens can suffer from heat stress or lack of water (or both) during our long hot summers. To help our plants cope with stressful summer conditions, in addition to applying mulches and a soil wetter like Yates Waterwise Soil Wetter, foliage can be sprayed with Yates Waterwise DroughtShield. It’s an anti-transpirant that forms a protective biodegradable polymer film over the leaves that can help reduce moisture loss from the foliage as well as helping to reduce sunburn.

For best results water the plants thoroughly beforehand and spray before stress conditions occur, preferably in the cool of the day. Spray both sides of leaves and stems to the point of run off.


  • Easy-to-use- trigger pack – no mixing required.
  • Increases the survival rate of seedlings and newly transplanted plants.
  • Reduces water usage by up to 50% and increases the survival of plants during dry times.
  • Product is biodegradable and the protective film stretches up to 100% with leaf growth and lasts for up to 90 days. Ideal for reducing frost damage.
  • Less watering required.



How to apply

Drought, Sun & Wind exposure – Water plant well and spray before stress conditions begin. Respray new growth as required and when conditions are severe.
Planting – Trees, Shrubs, Seedlings and Cuttings – Spray immediately following transplanting and repeat at 7 day intervals until established..
Transplanting – Several hours before transplanting, water plant well and spray with DroughtShield..
Light Frost Protection – Spray before frosts begin and repeat at 30 day intervals until danger of frost has passed..

Directions for Use

1. Shake bottle well before use..
2. Spray leaves and stems until run-off, ensureing thorough coverage of both upper and lower leaf surfaces.
3. For best results, spray in the cool of the day when conditions are calm..
4. Certain plants such as ferns and bromeliads are sensitive to sprays. Test on a small sample first if in doubt.

Where to Buy

This product is stocked at most Mitre 10 and Home Timber Hardware stores. Check your nearest store for availability.


750ml, 2.5L


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