watering trees

Old 04-14-06, 07:54 PM
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watering trees

Hello I planted about 15 plants around the house and was wondering what the best way to automate water them was. Perhaps a 7-day timer with a hose attached to it that drips water into the soil or something like that. Any ideas or commonly used methods for what I am trying to do. Thanks
Old 04-15-06, 12:51 PM
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What I did with my trees and hedge shrubs was run soaker hose to them. Trees and shrubs have different water requirements than something like a lawn, so they need to be on their own watering zone. Trees in particular (most of them anyway) like deep watering once a week. I used soaker hose to form a circle at the crest of the soil ring that you normally put around a plant to keep water near the root system. If your trees aren't near the spigot you can run underground PVC to get closer or you can use a regular hose or the black tubing (all the pieces and parts you need will be in the garden section at Home Depot.)

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