running hose underground for watering?
Hi. I'm determined that this spring, I'll solve a problem I have with my shade garden.
The shade garden is planted under a very large Tulip tree, and, in the spring it does pretty well. However, when the rains slow down in the summer, the plants under the tree get pretty dry beause the leaves above are so thick and don't let anything but really *driving* rain thru.
I don't water as frequently as I should cuz there's not a hose outlet near that garden and running the hose thru the multiple gardens that are between the shade garden and the hose outlet without knocking down plants in the process is time consuming.
I was thinking of running a hose underground thru the gardens (buried loosly then topped with soil and then mulch) so I could just plug the hose into it and run water down to the shade garden. I don't want to tear up the whole yard and put in PVC pipe and all to do it "right"...I just wanted to lay down the hose in a way that I could pull it up for the winter and put it down again in the spring of next year.
Has anyone ever done that? Does it work? Anything I should avoid doing?
Thanks for sharing any ideas/experience you might have.