Use A Soaker Hose To Reduce Water Waste

Use A Soaker Hose To Reduce Water Waste

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 24, 2010

When it comes to watering our green spaces, we can conserve rain water all we want, but if our watering technique and tools aren't up to par, then we're wasting as much as we're saving. Soaker hoses are a great way to keep things maintained — plus they can save you up to 70% on your water bill!

That number can be even lower if you're recycling water collected from a rain barrel or additional collection system. Soaker hoses allow your soil to absorb the water being released at its own pace. When you set out to water your lawn of flower beds with a traditional spray from a hose, only a small portion is actually able to be absorbed before running off. Although it might soak up a little more from the run-off paths, very little is captured.

The slow release of the soaker hose (especially when paired with a timing system) is your best bet to have your greenery enjoying all that it can. Pair your hose with a timing system and you'll be in business for very little hassle or need to even remember to head outside to go water. You'll have more time to enjoy other things while saving money and your plants will grow strong and healthy!

Do you have any other watering tips to share? Let us know below!

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