I've mentioned before that I'm trying to grow some shade trees in my back yard. When I bought the place last year there was nothing in the back yard but a prickly pear plant. I've planted four ash trees since then. The trees have been savaged by relentless wind this past spring. They've also been on the menu for the local mule deer. In spite of that, they're still alive. Today I thought I'd try my new drip hose and give them a good watering. I'm also going to deploy some of those plant spikes and see if they do anything for these poor trees.