Soil Soaker Hoses for Sale Online
Soaker Hoses are a great tool to use in the garden. Water is delivered to the plants directly at the root zone, close to the roots. This keeps the foliage dry, reducing the chances of fungal infection in the plants. This is especially important with roses, for example, which do not like having wet foliage.
Soaker hoses are an efficient way to water large plantings such as newly planted privacy hedges. In the case of hedges or mass plantings, no matter how good our intentions are, watering never takes place as judiciously as we intend.
Add an Automatic Timer to your soaker hoses and create an automatic irrigation system
Soaker hoses can be buried under the mulch layer, so they are not seen. We also recommend adding an automatic timer at the spigot, which can create an automated irrigation system for your landscape. Just set it and forget it. Even if you go on vacation, you'll rest easy knowing your newly planted hedges are being watered.
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How to use soaker hoses in the landscape
If you’re not using soaker hoses in your garden, now’s the time to start. It’s a highly efficient way to water, so while you may spend a little on a soaker hose and fittings at the onset, you will re-coop those costs in time and money saved on watering your garden. Studies show that well-designed drip irrigation systems use at least 30 percent, and in some cases 50 percent, less water than other methods of watering such as sprinkling.Soaker hoses’ slow, steady drip ensures that almost no water is lost to surface runoff or evaporation—all of that water goes to your plants. It also means very few nutrients leach down beyond the reach of plant roots. Furthermore, since soaker hoses deliver water directly to the plants you want to grow, less is wasted on weeds. The soil surface between the plants also remains drier, which discourages weed seeds from sprouting. For busy gardeners, the main benefit of using a drip irrigation system is the savings of both time and effort. Drip irrigation systems eliminate the need to drag around hoses and sprinklers—you place your soaker hoses once, and leave them be. For drip irrigation systems that use a timer, gardeners need only spend a few seconds to turn the system on; the timer automatically turns it off. Soil soaker hose systems are good for plants, too. Plants watered with soaker hoses grow more quickly and are more productive, because they have all the water they need and their growth isn’t slowed by water stress. (This is especially true when drip irrigation is used in conjunction with mulch.) Also, plants watered by drip irrigation don’t end up with wet foliage from sprinkler spray, and that can help prevent some foliage diseases such as powdery mildew.