Every spring, I plant a few trees on the acreage where I live. Watering them through the summer gets to be quite a chore so I started looking for a way to do it less often. To the rescue came an Australian-made solution called an Eco-Bag. It’s great! An American company has come up with a similar product called a Tree-Gator.

Just fill the bags with water and walk away. The water slowly seeps from the bag into the ground, keeping the soil for newly-planted or drought-threatened trees moist. The bags block weed growth, reduce evaporation and encourage earth worms. They prevent water waste and help to green the environment.