how to keep garden plants hydrated while gone for a week
The family will be gone fo a week--not sure how to keep plants hydrated during that time. While rain is possible during the autumn, it's not a sure thing. I did a quick web search on self-watering and have pulled up self-watering systems for container plants. Are there something similar for outdoor plants--bushes and trees? Can I rig up something simple like a 2 L bottle with holes in it for each plant?
The yard gets lots of sun all day long, and is particularly windy. We do not have a drip irrigation system--the person responsible for setting it up never did. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!