I spent the weekend attempting to set up an irrigation system. I purchased several kits from Lee Valley Â most of it consisted of soaker hoses but I thought I would also set up a drip system in the narrower beds around the house.
So after puttering about .. Poking holes and wrapping hoses I turned it on. It worked!!! Yahoo!!! No more lugging the darn hose around the yard!!! I will finally be able to set a timer and poof it will be done for me.
Does anyone else have this type of set up?? I tend to be a worry wart and I do realize that although the adjacent soil appears to be dry the water from the soaker hoses will disperse under the soil .. Correct?? I had them on for about two hours today but still I worry that my babies didnÂt get enough water. Because my garden is a mix of annuals (tropical) and perennials I didnÂt want to bury the hoses underground .. I really donÂt want to dig them up in the fall :o) Is there anyway of checking to see just how much water is being dispersed?? I might put a layer of mulch around to cover them up as right now my garden looks like a maze of little hoses :o) Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.