Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by DIYWANNABEPRO Good product
I like soaker hose and have used this and other similar products for over 20 years. It works well to distribute water in a slow drip fashion to plants. However, you must put in a reducing psi- valve with a filter or connector for it to work properly (to keep your lines free and clear) and make sure you water long enough since the watering will be much less (which is good to prevent runoff and to get water deep to the roots of the plants).
June 30, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Dawnikins Good concept, does not last.
If you purchase this, definitely keep it under mulch and out of the sun. I've had moderate success with it this way. I still had problems with consistent flow over the whole length of tubing. Lots of water came out right where it connected to my 1/2" main line, a hefty amount came out in the first few feet, but then it left a lot to be desired for the rest of the length.
If you leave this exposed to the sun and air, it will not last. Mine is dried out and cracking (as in snapping into pieces) after 2 years. For instance, I cut a broken part off and tried to reattach it only to have the intact piece crack and crumble too.
Save your money and buy the laser-cut 1/4" tubing instead. Look for the ones with backflow preventers built into every perforation. Those have been significantly more effective as well as long lasting for me.
April 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jeff Stay away
From reading the other reviews, there seems to be manufacturing quality problems with this product.
Supplying 20-40PSI into one end of a 15' run yielded almost no water; it was like the line was sweating rather than dripping. Instead of ripping out what I had done, I just took a needle and poked holes about every 8" along the length of my 46' total and got the "saturation" the product promised. The package says you can run 30' max but the website says 15' max.
Try another brand or type of soaker hose; I'll return the other roll I bought.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by gardengirl Must install correctly
This product is great for delivering water flow to plants in a planter bed when used in short legs attached to 1/2 inch tubing by connectors. Lower water pressure is actually better than high pressure. Sure, it isn't as easy as just laying down the hose and being done with it but it will deliver water to every plant instead of just at the beginning of the hose. It is also specified that it is supposed to be covered in dirt or mulch - not left bare so that would solve the exposure problem folks are talking about.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Becky GREAT product!
I was hesitant to buy this soaker hose because of so many poor reviews, but for the price I thought it was worth giving it a try anyway. I must say that I am really impressed with how good of a job this little soaker does. I think the reason for the poor reviews is possibly that folks were using too long of a piece of the tubing and not breaking up the length. I find that cutting a 10-12' length is just perfect with plenty of water pressure by the end of the tube. I specifically use this soaker for my lettuce and other salad greens in my cold frames and snake it around. I also make sure it is on top of the soil and not covered with dirt.
July 28, 2014