Watering is important for all plants, but some need additional water delivered slowly over time to ensure healthy growth. Here’s an easy way to create a small, buried cistern out of a plastic water bottle to give your plants additional water:

  • Cut the top off a two-liter plastic bottle.
  • Poke holes in the bottom of the bottle.
  • Fill 3/4 of the bottle with composted matter.
  • Bury the bottle in the ground directly behind the plant, leaving the top exposed.

When you water your plants or it rains, water will remain in the bottle and slowly be delivered directly to the plant’s roots.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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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, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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