Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 43
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by djfmommy Ideal for raised bed vegetable gardens...
I used the drip soaker at my previous home for my vegetable garden and had terrific results, so when I moved and did it all over again, this was my "go to" product. This method of watering puts most of the water in the soil and not on the leaves. Also, it does not disturb the soil as much as sprinklers do so the seeds aren't moved around and roots develop more quickly.
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jenna So tempting, but not worth it
It is an awesome product in theory - it is exactly what I want - but in reality, the hose clogs very quickly and stops emitting water. Within 2 weeks it was no longer functioning properly, clogged with calcium deposits from our city water. If I pick up the hose and bend it all around, it breaks up some of the deposits for a day or two, but then it clogs right back up. I've tried several different applications of it, and none work. I really wish it worked properly, because it would be such a simple solution for a row of lettuce in the vegetable garden, but it doesn't.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Howie Straight Cuts Equals Satisfaction With Product!
This is a very good product! The critical key to success with it is to make a good straight cut each and every time. Failure to do so will result in a weak rim around the connector that will tear after a few days.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GardenGeek Makes watering easy
At first I was afraid that it wouldn't water things well enough. But our garden has never been better where we have places these. The areas we didn't and are just hose watering are the same as any other year. We just let them soak for an hour or two and everything looks great!
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeHO skip the fatties
small soaker hose, 50 feet, works great, veggies are happy
hard to find reducers though, but worth it
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rcjsmom Useful for Rain barrel applications
I have 300 gallon totes where I store rainwater off the house, that I then transfer via pump to the totes in the garden. From the totes in the garden, I connect the hoses and run them to the various drip systems that I have. For the last 3 years, I have had this 1/4" soaker hoses looped around my blueberry bushes and they have worked like a charm. I run the trunk line at the edge of the row, then ran 1/4" hoses to get it close to the right bush, then used a T barb to connect these little soakers around each bush (about 12"-14" circle around the base of the plant. When i am ready to water, I connect the hose from the rain barrel to the end of the main line and let it run. I have one of those mechanical timers that will shut off the water so I don't have to stand around and wait for it. Before I did that, I have forgotten to turn it off and emptied the entire 300 gallons on the bushes. I have 20 bushes in this row and the row is approximately 40' in length.
I bought this system so I did not have to stand at each of my raised beds and water. I can just turn the hoses on a set amount of time, and let them run. When the water in the tote gets down to 50 gallons or so, the water pressure is less, so it is a slower drip, but I have drained the barrels so I know it will eventually soak through even with less pressure.
I have never used these from an actual house spicket, so I can't say how they work that way, (if I need water in the garden in drier periods and my rain barrels are empty, I will put water in rain barrels rather than hooking it up to the driplines just so I don't have to stand out there and watch it)... but my way works great.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Wet Snake
I have tried some of these soaker hoses before and was not very impressed. This product was easy to install and so far seems to be working very well in my vegetable garden. It looks like a skinny black snake.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tmc Makes a great air stone too
I use some 1/4" barbed fittings and make a air stone with this hose so it gets air to the roots and potted plants grow better....
May 3, 2016