Posted on December 26, 2018 by adminWatering Stakes and How They Help Your Plants 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 to the roots. While most trees may draw water from underground, using a water stake helps deliver essential water close to the roots. Here is all that you will need to know about such 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. In addition to watering, stakes can be used to deliver fertilizers to the soil. Stakes are generally pushed into the ground and then attached to a drip emitter, which could also be replaced with a garden hose with a very slow flow. Why are they necessary? The penetration gets even more difficult when the soil is hard. Shallow watering often leads to shallow roots that 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 survive through drought or extreme summers. This causes them to wilt or die. A deep root watering device such as the stake directs water nearer to the roots and helps them run deep into the ground, thus improving 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 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 stage. Longer ones are acceptable for average trees, particularly fruit-bearing ones. In addition to promoting deep healthful roots and preventing plant diseases, deep watering stakes offer you the following benefits. • They prevent surface water runoff and soil erosion. Both these aspects help conserve water when irrigating your plants. • Deep water bets aerate the soil, which to promotes deeper rooting system. • Such origin watering system may even be placed 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 have 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 without difficulty.