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Use buried soaker hose for lawn irrigation

Posted by jvallee VA (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 12, 10 at 9:26

I have a 2000 sq ft sloping lawn with a large water sucking tree.

I would like to bury soaker hoses in rows across the lawn to try to keep it watered so grass will finally grow.

I can add pressure regulators/timers/valves as needed.

When I used sprinkers, I would get runoff of water (and topsoil).

Will this work?

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RE: Use buried soaker hose for lawn irrigation


Do you use temporary sprinklers or are they in the ground and permanent? Are they run by an automatic controller? Soaker hoses on a lawn are cumbersome and unsightly. Soaker hoses need to be pressure regulated same as drip lines. Is this your backyard (100 ft x 20 ft)? What type of grass are you growing? The grass dying back around the tree make not be just a watering problem but a shade problem or a lack of nutrient problem. Aloha

RE: Use buried soaker hose for lawn irrigation

Soakerhose is not really meant for lawns. If it clogs, then you have to dig up your grass to take it out. Netifim has a hose for lawns, and can be buried.
What about just setting up some micro sprayers? Of course you would have to move them when it came time to mow! They don't put out as much water as a sprinkler, so you shouldn't have run off issues with them.

Just my 2 cents worth....good luck!

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