Tree watering bags come with a promise to slowly release water directly to tree roots, saving you time and money and saving your trees from dehydration.
If you’re not familiar with this thirst-quenching tool, watering bags are green, brown or black pouches that wrap around the bottom half of a tree’s trunk or sit on top of tree beds in a doughnut shape. They’re meant to be an easy and efficient root watering system.
Question is, do these bags really work? Keep reading for your guide to tree watering bags and other common watering systems.
The answer here isn’t so clear cut. Tree watering bags have numerous benefits, but in some cases, they come with drawbacks.
By far, the deep watering method is the most effective way to hydrate your trees. Whether watering bags are the best way to deep water depends on where you live and what kind of trees you have.
Ken Cloutier, a regional plant health care manager here at Davey Tree, says tree watering bags can be a great tool to use on trees. Here’s why:
But some trees don’t reap these benefits. Tree watering bags and rings come with some cons, like:
There are certainly lots of options at your local garden store if you’re in the market for a tree watering bag. But if you’d rather try your hand at making one on your own, follow these steps to create a homemade tree watering system.
In addition to watering bags, there are other great ways to deliver a slow and steady flow of water to tree roots.
As you’ve read, tree watering systems do a lot, but they don’t do everything. You’re in charge of making sure your trees get the right amount of water!