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Watering Tip for Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs

By paulgrow
May 28, 2012

Use a root feeder when watering newly planted trees and shrubs. It prevents runoff, gets the water to the root zone and saves water. These can be often picked up at a garage sale for a dollar or two.

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May 27, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Never heard of it. Care to share more details?
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paulgrow
May 28, 2012 7:39 AM CST
A root feeder is designed to fertilize trees.
It has a resasavor and a hollow tube that you insert into the soil
You attach a garden hose and thew water comes out of the bottom of the tube.

The water reaches the roots with no runoff.
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kqcrna
May 28, 2012 5:59 PM CST
... and the tube is about 20" long, and delivers water deep into soil. we had ours running on our maple for hours today.

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fiwit
Jun 22, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Are they found at the big box stores? Are they pricey? (sorry, don't do garage sales, normally)
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paulgrow
Jun 22, 2012 3:36 PM CST
They run about $30 new, can be found for $1-2 at garage sales.
Don't know about big box stores, better garden centers carry them
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fiwit
Jun 22, 2012 3:46 PM CST
thanks, paul!
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