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Easy Way To Water Young Trees
Plastic landscape edging can be used to form a water basin around young trees, says Rex Gogerty, Hubbard, Iowa.
  He curves the plastic into a ring to whatever diameter he wants and then clamps the ends together.
  "It's a simple way to control runoff," says Gogerty. "The plastic edging is about 5 in. high and is sold in sections 6 to 12 ft. long. I used the idea last year when I planted a small tree in my yard. I put mulch inside the ring and then poured water out of a 5-gal. bucket. The ring keeps the water from running off and reduces the frequency of watering. New trees can cost $100 or more, so you want to give them all the help you can."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rex Gogerty, 33475 K. Ave., Hubbard, Iowa 50122 (ph 641 487-7617).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2