Winter tour of what’s green on the ranch
To learn more about mulching with wood chips and how amazing it is ….you must stop right now and watch this FREE video: http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/
If you haven’t watched it yet it’s completely amazing. It will change you. It will make your garden grow like never before. It will eliminate weeds. It will double your tree growth. Watch. It. Right. Now. Lol! You can tell I think it’s a pretty amazing video.
Also I mentioned I get my trees at Lowe’s. Selection and quality is 1000x better than Home Depot. You don’t need to go to a nursery and pay $50-$100 on a large citrus tree. No matter what tree you buy (size wise) it will be shocked and 99/100 won’t produce the first year. And if it’s a much older tree it has a lesser chance of making it. So we just buy the 5 gallon $20 trees. And if you are money savers like us…we go to Fry’s first and buy a Lowe’s gift card and then use that for our purchase. The gift card gets us gas points at the Fry’s gas station. We’ve been known to get .88/gallon gas with our savvy gift card purchasing. Amazon. Ebay. They’ve got gift cards for everything 🙂
But we do go to Home Depot for the drip heads. Their drip stuff is better than Lowe’s. And simpler too I think. We use the
- black drip line (and we use so much of it that we’ve never taken the time to bury it all and despite our wicked hot sun it has never cracked in 8 years).
- I like the drip emitters that allow for you to adjust the water flow. More expensive but better
- A drip hole puncher to punch the holes in the drip line.
- And then an automatic battery operated timer is a must.
It is really that simple. Now you are wondering why you ever stood around hand watering! I tell you this is the key to all success. Once you’ve had something on drip you will see why it is impossible to replicate that kind of watering with you standing there holding a hose. That and the mulch. Mulch 8-12″ thick. If you can master mulch and drip watering you will have taken care of the hardest part and your tree will have 500% better chance of living (arbitrary percentage I just made up but it feels right 😉 )