Deep Watering Stakes Posted byadmin December 26, 2018 Leave a comment on Deep Watering Stakes When watering plants, you typically tend to wet the area where the stem meets the soil or growth mix. However, as the size of the plants become larger, and the roots run deeper, it becomes difficult for this water in the surface to seep down deep into the roots. Although most trees may draw water from underground, using a water stake helps deliver essential water near the roots. Here’s all that you will need to know about these devices. What are heavy water stakes? Water stakes are irrigation devices that direct water deep into the soil to the roots of trees or plants. Besides watering, stakes may be used to deliver fertilizers into the soil. Stakes are generally pushed into the ground and then attached to a drip emitter, which could also be substituted 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 entire root zone. The penetration becomes even more difficult when the soil is tough. Shallow watering often leads to shallow roots that grow laterally at the surface. Plants with shallow root systems are unable 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 ground, thus enhancing the potency of the plant’s root system. It also prevents disease that results from dampness due to shallow watering. What are their features and other advantages? Watering stakes come in varying widths and depths to match plants of different sizes. The shorter ones are great for irrigating garden plants, shrubs, flowering plants and shrubs, small trees, or those in their growth phase. Longer ones are suitable for average trees, particularly fruit-bearing ones. Along with promoting deep healthy roots and preventing plant diseases, deep watering stakes offer you the following benefits. Both these aspects help conserve water when irrigating your crops. • Deep water stakes aerate the soil, which to promotes deeper rooting system. • Such root watering system can even be set on a slope, where watering plants is normally a concern due to run off. The bets deliver water deep into the soil, rather than downhill. • Many stake designs come with emitters that allow the measurement of water added to the device. This is especially useful for farming and agricultural purposes. So, choose a deep watering stake for your garden, orchard, or any landscape, and develop healthier, deep-rooted plants with ease.