However, since the size of the plants become larger, and the roots run deeper, it becomes difficult for this water in the surface to seep deep down into the roots. Although most trees may draw water from underground, with a water stake helps deliver necessary water near the roots. Here’s all that you need to know about these devices.
What are deep water stakes?
Water stakes are irrigation devices that direct water deep into the soil into the roots of trees or plants. Besides watering, stakes may be used to deliver fertilizers to the soil. Stakes are usually pushed into the ground and then attached to a drip emitter, which can also be replaced with a garden hose with a very slow flow.
Water, when poured around the base of the plant, fails to penetrate deep enough to reach the whole root zone. The penetration gets even more difficult once the soil is tough. Shallow watering often results in shallow roots which grow laterally at the surface. Plants with shallow root systems are not able to draw water from deep down during dry spells, and hence find it difficult to endure through drought or extreme summers. This causes them to wilt or die. A deep root watering device like the stake directs water closer to the roots and helps them run deep into the soil, thus enhancing the strength of the plant’s root system. It also prevents disease that results from dampness due to shallow watering.
What are their attributes and other benefits?
Watering stakes come in varying widths and depths to suit plants of different sizes. The shorter ones are great for irrigating garden plants, shrubs, flowering plants and bushes, small trees, or those in their growth phase. Longer ones are suitable for average trees, particularly fruit-bearing ones.
In addition to promoting deep healthful roots and preventing plant diseases, deep watering stakes offer the following benefits.
• They prevent surface water runoff and soil erosion. Stakes also prevent evaporation of water from the surface of the soil. These two aspects help conserve water when irrigating your crops.
• Deep water stakes aerate the soil, which to promotes deeper rooting system.
• they’re easy to install and remove, and may be used for plants of all sizes – from smaller shrubs in garden to larger trees in parks, orchards, or walkways.
• Such origin watering system may even be placed on a slope, where watering plants is normally a concern because of run off. The bets deliver water deep into the soil, rather than downhill.
• Many stake designs come with emitters that permit the measurement of water added to the device. This is especially useful for farming and agricultural purposes.
So, select a deep watering bet for your garden, orchard, or any landscape, and grow healthier, deep-rooted plants without difficulty.