In this post I share a series of resources that share how to water with a soaker hose. This includes various accessories that you can use to create a soaker hose watering system. I also share some of the cons of soaker hoses in case a drip irrigation (or other method) might be more appropriate for your watering application.
Watering trees with soaker hoses
The following information (links and videos) explain how people use soaker hoses to water trees. I also include some information about why watering trees with a soaker hose might not be the best watering solution.
Dramm ColorStorm Tree Soaker Ring (10ft)
The folks at TreeStewards.org have a very detailed article outlining a strategy for setting up soaker hoses for tree watering. It also includes some excellent photos to help you see what is being explained.
In this video you’ll learn about the importance of watering your trees and options for watering, including the use of soaker hoses:
There are also alternative means for tree watering. Here are some of them.
Tree watering bags
Here is a good article from Home Orchard on tree watering bags with plenty of photos as well.
Some information on drip irrigation for trees:
The Southern Nevada Water authority has a good article on watering trees using drip irrigation.
Here is another detailed article on drip irrigation for trees from The California Backyard Orchard website.
Watering flowers and vegetable gardens with soaker hoses
Here are a series of resources that discuss strategies for watering flower and vegetable gardens using soaker hoses:
The urbanlandarmy has one of the most detailed article I’ve found on soaker hose watering. They explain what a soaker hose does, how it works, best ways to utilize them and much more. Definitely worth reading.
The Gardeners Journal has a nice illustration on soaker hose layout which is worth looking at. Sometimes visualized how to layout a system is tough so this can add some clarity.
This article has some great illustrations on soaker hose layout, the various things you’ll need to put your system together and some videos for more detail.
This is an extremely detailed video on using the Miracle Gro Soaker hose system which is available at Amazon.com and can be found at your local Lowes and Home Depot as well.
Miracle Gro Soaker System (buy at Amazon.com)
I hope this helped you learn more about watering with soaker hoses as well as some alternative methods to using soaker hoses if they make more sense for your watering application. I’ve only scratched the surface of all of the information out there on the web. Don’t forget to check in with your local nursery for tips and techniques on watering. Since they are located in your geographic location there may be some watering techniques that work best for your area of the country.
Other sites to check out: