Soaker hose: do I need a pressure regulator or not?
I just finished putting in soaker hose into my veg. garden. I'm kind of shocked that it took all 100 feet of the bulk hose I bought, but I did a lot of snaking in and out because I don't have any straight rows. (I'm doing companion planting and everything is a mish mash)
Anyway, it's soaking now for the first time. I bought all this stuff at Wal Mart and read the booklet that Orbit had, and it stressed you needed these two items:
1. Backflow thing, which I did buy but haven't installed yet. This keeps water from flowing back into your water supply.
2. Pressure regulator which was about 8 more dollars. Do I need this or can I just have the faucet turned on low? I hate to spend another 8 bucks if I don't have to.