Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dutchgirl Does a great job of soaking the root zones of your plants!
We finally got a chance to put this soakerPro hose in our vegetable garden, and we found that it does a great job of soaking the root zones of our vegetable plants. The water soaks through the hose at a nice, steady rate. This 50 feet soakerPro hose includes 4 connectors, which allows you to lay out the hose in whatever way benefits your plants. You can lay it out in straight lines or in twists and turns. You can cut the hose if need be and then reconnect with the 4 connectors. Once you're done laying out the hose in your vegetable or ornamental garden to your specifications, you connect it to a standard garden hose, turn on the water supply and voila, the water will soak through the hose and only waters the soil around your plants, which allows the roots to absorb the water more directly, allowing for faster-growing and healthier plants. The soakerPro hose also greatly reduces your overall water use, which is particularly beneficial if you are growing plants in drought-prone areas and where household water usage has to be limited.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kkbb Your flowers will thank you!
We are trying to be better gardeners, and got this hose to help with watering! Look at our happy results! It was super simple to install and we can now turn it on any time to gently water the root system thoroughly, rather than spray the delicate petals or over-water. It literally took two minutes to hook it up and we can easily run it as needed, or disconnect it if we need the faucet. Two GREEN thumbs up!
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 Very adaptable
I had a drip system for watering my vegetable garden last year, and it just didn't seem to do the job because the plants did poorly.
This year I am adding on to my soaker system that I put in on my periwinkle plants. The ends are hose threaded (if you take off the end cap), and I added a short hose to breach the steps and continued on with the soaker system to the garden area. I removed the blue water restrictor (although it says not to because there is already a restrictor on the original system and it didn't need another reduction in pressure), and put in a hose washer.
There is a guide as to the watering rate and depth. The garden area is very dry at present, so I will have to watch over the next week to see if it is going to be enough water for the plants. I may have to increase the watering time if the ground doesn't get wet enough.
This would be enough to water (ring around) 2 trees with a length of garden hose between them. There are only 2 sets of male and 2 sets of female hose connectors/ends. If you have more trees, you would have to find more of these connectors or purchase another unit.
March 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BambooTho Great way to save water!
This soaker makes it so much easier for me to water my garden! I can soak the roots of the plants and conserve water. Some of my plants don't like to have the leaves get watered too much, such as potatoes and eggplants, but I can now wind the soaker hose around the base of my plants. I cut the hose to the length I needed and attached the connector to the soaker and to my hose. I also capped the other end (or you could attach a connector to attach another soaker hose). I covered the hose with dirt and mulch but you could also leave it atop of the soil. So far, so good! I just turn on my water and let the hose do the work!
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaninKaty So easy to setup
I left mine out in the Texas sun for about 1 hour like they state in the instructions and it was pliable. I put the capped end on the hose by twisting and pushing. Very easy to do. I cut it to length with a utility knife and then twisted on the hose connection end. Set the timer on the water to start and it worked as easy as that. It doesn't come with hose washers. I had extras and used one on the hose connection end.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JSUN great soaker hose
Earlier I bought a comparable soaker hose also from Home dept. Water doesn’t reach to the second half of the hose. This Miracle Grow product is laying flat on top of the soil and doing a great job. I have only used it for 1 week. Hopefully, the hose will last long.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJAY 50' Soaker Hose from Trusted Name in Gardening
This 50' soaker hose comes with 2 male and 2 female ends which allows you to make 2 separate hoses. Simply cut to the length you need, slip on the ends and you are ready to go. I purchased a garden hose "Y" (splitter) so I could run both soaker hose sections at the same time with only one garden hose.
July 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tom3 Good Quality, Home Depot needs to Stock the Tee connectors
Package comes with 50' of soaker hose and 4 fittings. 2 female with blue pressure reducing discs for attaching to a garden house and 2 male fittings with caps that allow you to terminate an end of the hose. Without the cap you can use it to connect to the female fitting of another length of hose.
There are also Ez-Tee fittings available for connecting hoses at sharp angles. It's not good to bend the soaker hose too much as it can distort the pores in the hose and cause problems. Unfortunately my local HD doesn't stock them. As the product video indicates, these hoses are made by Swan, which is I believe the largest garden hose manufacturer and has a good reputation for quality. I believe either brand will work with these hoses. The EZ-Tee comes with 2 stoppers to close off one or 2 of the ends of the Tee. Putting one stopper in one end allows the Tee to function as a 90 elbow.
I used this hose along with 1 female connector with disc, 2 male connectors with end caps and 2 tee connectors to irrigate part of my vegetable garden this year. I have 2 rows of the soaker hose running along the bed. Each hose next to wear I'll be planting vegetables.
The pipe cuts easy and the connectors fit quickly and are secure. It didn't take long to set everything up. I'm not going to have this on a timer so I added a quick connect fitting on the female fitting so I can quickly add or remove the hose.
I tested the hose out a couple of times and the watering appeared to be fairly consistent but a little low at the end of one of the rows. Each row is a little less than 20'. It should still work for me.
I did get some spraying and misting which I wasn't expecting. Not sure if that is an issue with this hose or due to my high water pressure. Most likely the water pressure. The hose will be covered under 6mil black plastic sheeting to control weeds and retain moisture. The misting wasn't too bad but it was high enough that it would get water on the leaves if the hose wasn't covered, which is something I want to avoid. I took some photos and video of the misting but I think my phone ate them because they're gone and now the hoses are covered for the rest of the season.
I'm not a big fan of soaker hoses, at least not for long runs or on sloped terrain because you can get inconsistent output throughout the length of the hose but for the right application they're a very easy to use and affordable choice.
This system is pretty nice and the quality is good. I just wish HomeDepot would stock the Tee connectors so you could get everything you need in one place. Without the Tee connectors, it's just a nice soaker hose that needs some assembly.
May 14, 2015