Water impacts all metabolic processes in living organisms
It is considered the universal solvent due to being able to dissolve in many substances.
As a solvent, it serves as a transport medium for mineral nutrients from the soil, as well as in the translocation of organic substances within the plant. It is a chemical reactant in photosynthesis and hence vital to life
Microbes in water
Agricultural crops, grasses and garden plants alike can get sick and die when factors such as drought and excess sun force them to work harder to survive.
Effective microbes enable plants to accumulate more nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help plants use water more efficiently, and even produce molecules that promote plant growth and help them stay green. Gaining more root, stem and leaf mass makes plants able to store more water.