Choose the best easiest, customizable, irrigation system to help your plants thrive and save water in the greenhouse. Soaker Hose, Drip Or Spray? Which Is Right For You?
Vital to plant growth watering can be a hassle to complete by hand. The moving of sprinklers, the dragging hoses, or the time commitment of watering each plant one at a time. Take the hassle out of watering with an ingenious watering system.
These systems are the easiest way to give your plants’ the consistent moisture they need for beautiful blooms and big harvests. Here’s why…
- One time installation: leave them in place all season long.
- Activate the nozzle to water plants; no sprinklers or hoses to move around.
- Install is a breeze and takes only minutes — A pair of scissors to cut the hoses to the lengths is all you need
- If you add a timer, your garden will water itself!
- Customizable systems save water by watering plants, not paths.
An efficient way of watering your garden the Soaker Hose is actually the grandfather of the drip irrigation system. This is the preferred tool for root level irrigation.
When used correctly soaker hoses can be a much more efficient way of maintaining your greenhouse garden than a conventional garden hose for both watering plants and keeping the soil moist in areas that need it. Great for large containers in your greenhouse and for retrofitting cold frames.
There are some reasons for this. Firstly, they are normally buried in the ground which largely reduces evaporation. For the same reason, they generally output water at quite a low rate. Water distribution is easily effective for large greenhouse containers.
Precise placement is possible and calculatable.
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Don’t Forget: Backflow Preventer and Pressure Regulator
There are a few soaker hose fittings that are absolutely critical. These devices will turn your hoses into a ‘smart’ irrigation system. Getting started with a backflow preventer between the faucet and the garden hose. This small device prevents water from reverse flowing back into your drinking water.
With the hoses low flow rate and because it is normally buried just beneath the surface of the ground, it is common for clogs to occur in the holes. The backflow preventer will at least make certain that the flow of the water does not reverse entirely.
A Better Greenhouse With a Soaker Hose
If you have a backyard greenhouse with sufficient grow bed space and height. A soaker hose can help with pest control by water only the areas you want. This also adds to increased water absorption and more easily controlled humidity.
The efficiency of water systems such as soaker hoses also allows you the grower to better include children in your growing endeavour, having the children turn on a nozzle helps to make greenhouse gardening more inclusive for them and avoids potential issues with overwatering.
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