One of the first questions you may ask after getting your soaker hose is “how do I install this thing?” In this post I will be sharing resources that explain a variety of different ways to install a soaker hose irrigation system.
Soaker hose installation in raised beds
Over at the website ericarascon.com they have a blog post “How to install a soaker hose irrigation system.” I really like this post because rather than just show you a layout diagram, there are plenty of detailed photos. In the example photos you’ll see how soaker hoses were laid out for 3 raised beds.
The post does a good job walking you through the full process for setting up your system. It shows you how and when to use soaker hose T and Y adaptors, hose splitters, and even describes when to use plumber’s tape to avoid leaks.
Discussions on soaker hose use for watering your garden
The gardenweb.com forums have a good conversation going on the pros and cons of using a soaker hose. The discussion thread is worth reading because people are sharing their experiences using soaker hoses in the garden.
Tomatoville.com has a great discussion regarding soaker hose usage. In this thread a soaker hose newbie reaches out and gets plenty of advice on the use of soaker hoses.
The National Garden Association has another conversation regarding the setup and use of soaker hoses in your garden. In this thread you’ll get some detailed advice on pressure regulators and why they are really useful for your soaker hose installation.
More soaker hose installation tips
Here is information from the helpfulgardener.com about watering tomatoes with soaker hoses. Our tomato plants are growing like crazy but it’s always tough to know exactly how long to water. This conversation is really helpful. Don’t forget to scroll all to the way to the bottom of the screen if you have more questions about tomatoes.
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