Comments On - Water Your Garden with Water Timers

Would it work with our rain barrel? I'm not sure there's enough pressure coming out of it.
Andrew, Columbus, OH
Posted: 1/1/2014 6:19:53 AM
I use the black soaker hoses. You have to unroll them to keep from having a tangled mess. They do well for me for the first year. But that's long enough to get well chosen perennials established. After the first year, some of the pores get plugged up and they deliver water about half a fast. But I still use those in the vegetable garden. Who cares if it takes twice as long to water a bed if the timers doing the monitoring while you're having cocktails.
Frank, Green Thumb Columnist, Durham, NC
Posted: 9/5/2013 7:43:05 AM
Seems to be the best method...soaker hose & mulch.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 8/10/2013 7:18:03 PM
Best way to keep the plants watered!!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 7/30/2013 2:46:29 PM
This is great advice!! I'm curious to know where you might find the soaker hose shown in the pic (even though it's a stock photo). What do you recommend to your clients? I've never had any luck with the black-hose ones and would really love to stop standing and watering my plants!
Kim, Boston, MA
Posted: 7/24/2013 9:54:40 AM
In order to have a garden in the desert, you have to pay attention to watering much more than you do other places. I use soaker hoses, drip irrigation, driptape and hand watering, but everything but the handwatering is done with timers and clocks. Automation saves losing your garden, which can happen in a single day in the desert.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 7/23/2013 11:15:19 AM
Good to know
a', Houston, TX
Posted: 7/12/2013 7:15:58 AM
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