I’ve pruned back two trees in my backyard and wanted to give them a boost by deep watering them. Tree number one has a deep well dug around the base of the tree and I filled it with water to let it slowly penetrate the roots. The other tree–the unruly palo verde tree is another story. One does not normally water this tree as it grows like a weed. So, I put the hose close to the trunk and turned on the water, walked away, and came back to find I had watered a barren area near the fence. With a few man-made dams using my size 12 shoes, I got the water diverted to the area under the branches.
I could have saved water if I had done two things: One, prepare an area around the base of the tree for the water to fill, and two, put the water pressure on trickle mode. So often this is the way I do things–learning from goof ups. One would think by early 70’s a person would have learned just about everything about how to care for the landscape of your home. The problem is, I tend to just do and then have to redo. I don’t think of the long-term affects of jumping into a project. One wouldn’t think watering a tree would take a plan.
Life works better when we think before we act.
Thank you, Lord, for daily lessons for my life. Amen.