This drip hose is a quality solution for people who understand the secret to effective watering, which is to apply water slowly and deeply. When you water slowly, the water has time to soak deeply into the soil and very little water is wasted. Most watering systems apply water too quickly and the water flows away from the plant you intended to water as runoff, or a puddle sits on the surface being evaporated.
Experienced gardeners know that plants benefit with deep soakings, versus watering a small amount of water everyday. This system is designed to be used for 3-8 hours at a time. Gardeners in areas that are more prone to drought will especially benefit from the preciseness of the waterwise drip hose. The drip hose has emitters that are spaced 1 foot apart. Each emitter releases a half gallon of water per hour. So it is easy to calculate water usage. For example, if you have a 50 foot drip hose and you water for an hour then 25 gallons of water will be emitted along the entire drip hose.
The drip hose is lightweight and easy to move around, yet it is also durable. The drip hose is made in the USA of high quality polyethylene with carbon black, so it is able to last for years in the sun. The hose may can be buried under soil or placed under mulch. The drip hose also comes with a built in pressure regulator and filter. The pressure regulator ensures your drip emitters are emitting the same amount of water throughout the entire drip hose, instead of more water closer to the hose and less further away that is typical to most soaker hoses. The built in filter also prevents your drip hose from clogging. The filter can even be removed for a cleaning if your water source has an abundance of minerals.
Gardeners who have used this product have said that they have seen an improvement in the health of their plants. We are confident that you will notice a difference as well.
Note: These drip hoses will kink if you try to bend them around a sharp corner; however, we do sell tubing that could be used to overcome this problem. Learn how this tubing can also transform your drip hose into a custom system.
“You can irrigate less often and more efficiently, saving water and helping your plants’ roots become more healthy.”
~Teresa Odle, GardeningInADrought.com – Read entire review
Advantages Over Soaker Hoses
Unlike soaker hoses this drip tape:
- Waters evenly along it’s entire length (not a lot more at the beginning)
- Is very lightweight and can be moved around very easily
- Has a built in pressure regulator to prevent bursts and water at ideal pressure
- Has a built in filter to prevent clogging
- Is made of high quality polyethylene to stay pliable even after multiple years in the sun
- Has emitters every foot water slowly allowing water to soak in, not run off
There are multiple problems with soaker hoses, you can read more in our soaker hoses vs drip tape comparison article.
If you need to water an entire garden be sure to check out our customizable drip kits.