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Incorporating a soaker into a raised planter

Posted by ivysmom 8B/9A (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 19, 10 at 12:36

We don't have any kind of sprinkler system, and it's a little bit of a stretch from the spigot on the house to the further corners of the property, so I'm thinking of incorporating a soaker hose into a raised planter bed (the kind that is built up using concrete paver-type stones).

Anyone have tips on how to do this? The idea would be leave the end of the soaker exposed somewhere, so that an extension could be attached to the spigot on the house.

Not sure what the pros/cons are for burying a PVC with a permanent hose in it to connect to the house, or just running a hose along the ground.

Thanks :)

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RE: Incorporating a soaker into a raised planter

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 20, 10 at 7:29

Sprinkler system piping is very cheap. It only takes a few fittings to be able to attach a garden hose to it at either end. Aldo, there is "soaker" house made for underground irrigation that is also quite inexpensive, if that is the way you want to go.

Look in the yellow pages for irrigation suplliers and talk to them. ... just go in the middle of the day when they are not busy with their wholesale customers.

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