In the world of irrigation system design, soaker hoses are among the easiest and most efficient systems you can install. The slow dripping of the hose means there is no runoff, which is something you will appreciate when the water bill arrives.
Installing a soaker hose doesn’t take long at all. You simply lay the hose out in the pattern you need, then stake it into the ground along your prescribed path. You can cover it with mulch to keep it out of sight and to help reduce the loss from evaporation.
When you are ready to water, connect the hose to your faucet and let the water flow gently into your flower bed or garden. At the end of the growing season, all you have to do is unstake the hose, roll it up, and store it in the garage until spring. As long as you maintain your hose, it will last for many, many growing seasons.
As a note of caution, keep an eye on the soil and plants around soaker hoses. Occasionally animals or kids can run over a hose, or even something in the water itself can clog an area of a hose. Those dry areas can make plants struggle in a hurry, but as long as you monitor the soil on occasion, there’s no better way to get water to plants than directly to the roots.
For help with your irrigation systems, give the experts at Rosehill Gardens a call at 816-941-4777. We’ll be happy to tell you all about soaker hoses and how they can make watering your garden considerably easier.