So my aunt recently underwent some surgery and it's not at her best to continue watering her backyard. Majority of it does have some irrigation in the front yard but in the back she has a 15 foot persimmon tree.
I was thinking of somehow installing a drip irrigation system around the trunk so that I could bi-weekly fill a container up with water and have it slowly drip and water the tree throughout the weeks. I thinkvshe can manage to fill up the container but the act of standing out there to use the hose to water might be a bit beyond her.
I was thinking of taking a 32 gallon trash and setting up some drip irrigation tubing and running it around the trunk so it reached the roots. I read up a little on this and they said I'd need to add a filter to ensure nothing clogs the lines, and a valve so I can turn it off if needed. They also said I should cover the roots with mulch or wood chips to trwp the moisture in.
I've attached some photos of the tree roots and would love some feedback, I'm not very gardening experienced so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!