I just tried this this morning. Just take an old hose (not having an old enough hose myself, I requested one on Freecycle). Drape it along where you want your plants to grow. Take a screw and twist it in a bit wherever you want water to come out. You’ll need an end on the hose to create enough pressure–I just screwed on the my usual nozzle, turned off. The spray was quite gentle and the kids enjoyed it much more than the sprinkler. And I only poked holes in where I have plants growing right now, so I’m not wasting any water. (Of course, this won’t work next year unless I do a new hose every year.) Easy!
Make Your Own Soaker Hose! April 27, 2009