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Irrigation Systems: Replaced soaker hoses with low-flow mini sprayers

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Lynnwood, WA
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #8182790

My garden irrigation started with drip hoses, years ago. Over time I found them to be unreliable and have replaced them with mini sprinklers. The water sprays or streams only a few inches off the ground and close to plant roots. Sometimes I put the sprayers directly into the half inch hose and sometimes connect them with quarter inch hose. The thing I like so much better about this method is that I can see what's going on. It's obvious when there is too little or too much water. This system is especially adaptable to pots and hanging baskets. Timers connected to the faucet control water usage. I have continued to find a use for quarter inch drip hose at times but only short segments of 2 feet or less. I use it in conjunction with the low flow sprayers

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