Maintain the brilliance of your live Christmas tree during the holiday season with a Christmas tree watering system. These convenient devices help keep your tree hydrated throughout the holiday season.
Overview of Christmas Tree Waterers
Christmas tree waterers make it easy to keep your tree hydrated without having to slide around the floor or get poked by prickly needles and branches. Most Christmas tree waterers consist of a funnel and long, plastic tube that channels water directly to your tree stand. Some Christmas tree waterers feature a sensor that sounds an alarm when your tree stand is running low on water, helping take the guesswork out of monitoring your tree’s water levels. These sensors work with all Christmas tree stands
Other Christmas tree waterers allow you to send water straight into your tree’s trunk. This type of Christmas tree watering system requires you to drill a ½-inch hole into the side of the trunk.
You don’t need to use distilled or mineral water in your Christmas tree watering system. It’s also not necessary to add any special solutions to your tap water to keep your tree irrigated.
How Much Water:
Live Christmas trees
must be watered every day. Without regular hydration, Christmas trees drop their needles, ultimately losing their grandeur. But, more importantly, dry trees become serious fire hazards. For a 6-foot Christmas tree, you need to give it one gallon of water a day to keep it fresh. Be sure to add more water to your Christmas tree watering system if you have a taller tree.
Look into Christmas tree skirts
to add a little flair to your holiday décor. While skirts are a stylish way to accentuate your tree and the presents under it, they also help protect your floor from tree debris and water that may drip or spill from your Christmas tree watering system.
If you opt to bring a classic evergreen into your home, make the daily chore of watering your tree more efficient with a Christmas tree waterer. For more information about Christmas tree maintenance, check out our How to Set Up a Christmas Tree guide