Posted on December 26, 2018 by adminHelp Your Plants When watering plants, you typically tend to wet the area where the stem meets the soil or growth mixture. However, as the size of the plants become larger, and the roots run deeper, it becomes difficult for all 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 necessary water near the roots. Here is all that you need to know about such devices. What are deep water stakes? Water stakes are irrigation devices that direct water deep into the soil to the roots of plants or trees. Besides watering, stakes may be used to deliver fertilizers into 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 entire root zone. The penetration becomes even more difficult when the soil is hard. Shallow watering often results in shallow roots that grow laterally at the surface. Plants with shallow root systems are not able to draw water from deep down through dry spells, and hence find it difficult to survive through drought or extreme summers. This causes them to wilt or die. A deep root watering device like the stake directs water nearer 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 features and other advantages? Watering stakes come in varying widths and depths to match plants of different sizes. The shorter ones are ideal 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 healthy roots and preventing plant diseases, deep watering stakes offer the following benefits. Both these aspects help preserve water when irrigating your plants. • Deep water stakes aerate the soil, which to promotes deeper rooting system. • they’re simple to install and remove, and can be used for plants of all sizes – from smaller shrubs in garden to larger trees in parks, orchards, or walkways. • Such root watering system may 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, and not downhill. • Many stake designs come with emitters that permit the measurement of water added to the device. This is especially useful for agricultural and farming purposes. So, select a deep watering bet for your garden, orchard, or any landscape, and grow healthier, deep-rooted plants without difficulty.