In the scorching summer heat of Texas new trees and shrubs don’t last long without constant watering — which is difficult or impossible with tight water restrictions. The solution: Ooze Tubes” — bags that slowly leak to keep your new landscaping hydrated without attracting the “water police’s” ire.
These refillable plastic bags are designed to very slowly seep moisture into the soil via “micro–holes.” The large version holds 12 to 15 gallons and generally lasts about a week in sandy soil and two weeks in clay.
And while the name makes them sound like some kind of slimy kid’s toy, they really are a great way to keep your landscaping alive through the blistering summer months. You can find them at almost any big box store for around $15.