It says flat black which I have found means holes every six inches. They need to be closer like the soaker hoses of 50 years ago.
No, this hose is a soaker hose, and the water seeps slowly out in the ground, it doesn't spray, so this type of hose wouldn't be good for watering large areas, like a lawn. This type of hose is used mainly for putting around foundations to keep the soil moist during droughts to help prevent foundations from cracking, and also in flower beds and vegetable gardens to make watering easier. You can snake it around in your garden rows, and leave it in place all growing season, and hook it up to a regular hose on a timer, or turn the water on for a period of time each day to water your plants. The water goes directly into the ground, so less water is wasted due to evaporation.
They're really flexible, so you can curve them where you need to, but, since they're so flexible, that also makes them tangle and twist easily, so you won't want to be moving these a lot, so you can leave them in place all growing season, and you won't even see them, they'll be hidden by the foliage. Also, you don't use this hose with full water pressure, you turn the water on just until you start to see water seeping out, and leave it there.
These hoses work great, if used in the right applications.
Date published: 2016-06-12