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All About Snip-n-Drip Watering Systems

Easy, customizable, irrigation system
helps plants thrive and saves water

How the Snip-n-Drip Soaker System works

WITH our Snip-n-Drip soaker system, you can water your entire landscape, from planters on the porch to raised beds, garden rows and landscape plantings. Just customize the hoses and fittings to match your needs.

Start with Soaker Hose, which can be cut with scissors to fit the shape of any bed or row. To anchor the hose in place, use Earth Staples.

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Use 3-Way Connectors and Angle Connectors to direct water where you need it.

Use Garden Hose to carry water from one area to another — or connect to your faucet. Cut to fit with scissors. For instance, you can use it to cross gaps between two raised beds or two shrubs.

With the Hose Couplers, you can connect Garden Hose to Soaker Hose.

To keep the pressure consistent, use a Pressure Regulator at the start of your watering system.

Connect pots, planters and windowboxes to your system by adding the Pot and Planter Soaker System, which has scaled-down soaker hoses and tubing, designed to fit in small spaces.

How to Find the Best Spacing for Your Soaker Hose

The amount of coverage you get from a line of soaker hose varies a bit, depending on your soil. To figure out the best spacing for your garden, run the soak for a bit to see how the water moves in your soil. In fast-draining soil, such as sandy soil, and you won't see much lateral spread of moisture. In rich, loamy soil, there will be more lateral spread.

If you find that you need to add more soaker hose after you've already set up your system, it's easy to splice in more, using Hose Couuplers and more Soaker Hose.

Adding a Timer

Although it might seem like a luxury item, a timer will turn your system from good to great. Choose a programmable timer that allows for several shorter cycles per day. With soaker hose, it often helps to use a technique called "pulse watering," especially if you have heavy soil that doesn't drain well. Instead of running the soaker for one long cycle, you break it into four shorter soak cycles, following each soak by a pause. This allows water to soak into the soil and prevents waste. For instance, you set the timer to soak for 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute pause. You repeat the process three more times. Adjust the length of soak and pause as needed, depending on your soil and rainfall.

Our Kits Make it Easy to Water

 
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The Original: for Multiple Beds

Snip-n-Drip Soaker System: Our original Snip-n-Drip is ideal for watering several garden beds or your foundation plantings. It includes 50' of 1/2" soaker hose, 25' of 1/2" garden hose, one faucet adapter, one quick-connect coupler, eight hose couplers and one end cap.

 
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Landscape Watering: Create up to 10 Zones

Landscape Snip-n-Drip Soaker System: This innovative watering system for your trees, shrubs, hedges, berry bushes and perennial gardens includes 100' of 1/2" soaker hose, 50' of 1/2" garden hose and enough fittings to create 10 irrigation zones.

Video: Raised Bed Snip-n-Drip Soaker System

Water Raised Beds and Elevated Gardens

Raised Bed Snip-n-Drip Soaker System: Create a convenient, efficient and streamlined watering system. Customizable to fit any raised bed, including our Cedar Raised Bed, Elevated Cedar Raised Bed and VegTrug™ Patio Garden. Includes 25' of 1/2" soaker hose, 4' of 1/2" garden hose, two angle couplers and additional fittings.

 
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Video: Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System

Water Four 25-foot Garden Rows

Garden Row Snip-n-Drip Soaker System: Now it's easy to keep vegetable plants watered for a bigger harvest — without dragging hoses back and forth! This kit includes everything you need to set up four 25' rows — 100' of 1/2" soaker hose, 25' of 1/2" garden hose plus all couplers and fittings. Installs in minutes. Simply turn on the water any time your plants need a drink.

 
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All-in-One System has Weed-Blocking Fabric and a Timer

Deluxe Snip-n-Drip Soaker System: This easy-to-install kit transforms a garden bed into a carefree oasis! Start by installing our original Snip-n-Drip Soaker System. Next, add the black plastic Easy-Plant Weed Block Mulch to control weeds and conserve moisture. Finally, attach the Water Timer and Flow Meter to create and automatic watering system.

Water Pots, Planters and Windowboxes With Micro Soaker Hose

Snip-n-Drip Pot and Planter Soaker System: Quickly and easily create a customized irrigation system for your pots and planters. No special installation tools required — just use scissors to cut the soaker hose to fit your containers, and then cut the black tubing and garden hose to fit between the containers where you don't need water. The system includes 15 feet of micro soaker hose, 15 feet of black PVC tubing, 25 feet of green PVC garden hose and all the fittings to outfit up to five containers.

Use Sprinklers Instead of Soaker Hoses

Snip-n-Spray Garden and Landscape Sprinkler System: Use scissors to cut the hose to length and attach sprinklers with quick-connect couplers, included. Multiple spray patterns on sprinklers let you set them to water plants (not paths or driveway), conserving water and reducing your water bill. Set the sprinklers to water a half circle, a full circle, or a narrow wedge. Or set them to either the super-fine fogging or the fine mist settings that are gentle on seedlings and delicate plants. The system waters 500 square feet or more and includes 50 feet of hose and five sprinklers.

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