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Article: Plant Collars to Put the Water to the Plants Roots: Aluminum Flashing Watering/Plant Collars

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
6:47 PM

Post #7785059

I made aluminum flashing watering collars from 6 inch tall metal. Rolls are 25 or 50 feet, so I chose to cut the lengths into 5ft sections and form a circle of 19 inch diameter. Drilled holes and pop riveted ends together. Just started using them, placed about 3 inches deep. Edges aren't very sharp but are thin enough to potentially cut children, I will try cutting old garden hose and placing over the top edge to protect the little ones. Will report back on the results in the fall. I hope they work. Attached are some photos, enjoy!

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7785089

Roll of aluminum, 50 ft. I mail ordered 6inch, did not want to use 8 inch that Lowe's had in stock. Clamp helps to keep roll from unraveling too quick-lesson learned from my first roll attempt.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7785104

Marked flashing at 5ft intervals (Sharpie marker works great). Cut with tin snips.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:01 PM

Post #7785112

5ft sections.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7785129

Holes drilled 1/2inch to 3/4 inch in from edges.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7785138

I initially used 6 rivets then decreased it to 5 rivets. Initially, also used reinforcing rivet washers on the two outer holes. I think not using rivets is okay, I stopped using them when I ran out.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:14 PM

Post #7785150

Completed ring.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:17 PM

Post #7785164

Inside view of rivets.

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TNsloth
Decherd, TN

May 11, 2010
7:21 PM

Post #7785179

Another example: Collar with Brandywine tomato.

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