A soaker hose is a porous tube that looks like a garden hose, except that it ‘weeps’ water along its entire length. Placed on the surface of your soil, soaker hoses deliver water steadily to your plants. Most soaker hoses are made from some combination of rubber and polyethylene plastic, but some BPA-free, polyurethane models are now available. Tubes and drip lines are the arteries of an irrigation system, carrying life-giving fluids to the plants that depend on them. Poly tubing transports the water from your source to your plants. The water is then released by emitters, drip lines, sprayers or sprinklers
Types of Hose Irrigation System
1. Porous Soaker Hose Systems
2. Emitter Drip System
3 Watermatic Drip System
4. Micro Misting Sprinklers
- Hose Irrigation systems deliver water directly to the base of your plants, meaning that little is misdirected or lost to evaporation. Since they generally water slowly, over a long period of time, the water penetrates over a broad radius and deep into the root zone.
- Hose Irrigation consist of several components, all of which are easy to install. You can also configure your system to target certain areas of the garden while preventing flow to others. This means you can water different zones at the same time, making drip irrigation a good choice for large gardens with areas that remain fallow early or late in the season.
- If you garden on a slope, you can install pressure-compensating emitters to ensure all areas of your garden receive equal amounts of moisture, no matter how hilly. You can also choose customized emitters to work with your garden’s soil type.
- If you inadvertently stab part of your drip system with a digging fork, it’s easy to repair and reconfigure by purchasing replacement parts. Splicing and fixing usually requires no specialized tools.
- Drip systems work well on timers and can easily be scheduled to operate in the middle of the night in hot climates, when evaporation is least likely to occur
Prices of Hose Irrigation System