5-Gallon Bucket Hack: Better Tree Watering

Updated: Jul. 07, 2021

This 5-gallon bucket hack will slice your time doing yard work

Family Handyman

Better Tree Watering

I got tired of hauling buckets of water to my distant trees and dumping the water at the base of the tree only to see it quickly run off. I took some old 5-gallon buckets and drilled a 1/4-in. hole near the bottom of each one. After plugging the holes with dowels, I fill the buckets and haul them in my wheelbarrow to the trees. Once I unplug the holes, it takes several minutes for the buckets to drain, allowing the soil to soak up every drop. — David Radtke

Family Handyman