Newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials need gentle and thorough watering, but watering slowly by hand takes time. Instead, create a low-tech irrigation system using gallon-size plastic juice jugs. (They’re sturdier than plastic milk jugs).

Fill a clean jug with water and carry it to your planting. Poke a small hole into the bottom of the jug and set it beside the newly planted plant. Then loosen the lid slightly to release the pressure so that the water drips out slowly toward the plants’ roots, right where it’s needed.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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