Free of toxins like phthalates, BPA and lead, these premium soaker hoses are a smart choice for any garden, especially organic and food gardens. They’re flexible so they’re easy to position and lay flat. They weep uniformly, providing the same slow, root-zone soaking to each plant. They save water, too: Soaker hoses use up to 80% less water than sprinklers! Neutral color is unobtrusive in gardens. 1/2" inside diameter. Industrial spring guards at each end to eliminate annoying kinks and extra-long, crush-proof, chrome-plated solid brass fittings ensure leak-proof connections. Use included plastic end cap for a single run. Water pressure will affect flow in long-length runs.
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Comments about : Premium 1/2" Soaker Hose, 50':
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this hose
from San Diego
Works great, good connectors, drinking water safe so it's not leaching anything nasty on my vegetables. I have three so far and would like more. Also color blends well wilh mulch.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Absolutely the best
I was so pleased with my two 100-foot polyurethane hoses that I bought three more. I've had my share of soaker hoses--the ubiquitous, el-cheapo 1/2-inch rubber ones, slightly better 5/8-inch rubber ones, and the premium (= pricey) 1-inch rubber ones. None compare to these polyurethane soaker hoses. Here's why.1. These polyurethane (I'll abbreviate as poly) hoses are flexible. With the rubber ones, if you bend them too much, they kink and even after you unkink them, a crease remains, which makes them vulnerable for tearing at that point. Plus, the rubber ones need a wide path for turning, especially wide for the premium rubber ones. The poly ones can make a tighter turn without kinking.2. The poly ones easily and immediately unroll to a straight line. No need to lay them in the sun to get the circular bend out of them, as you need to do with the rubber ones.3. The rubber ones give uneven dripping along the length, and they (except the premium ones) aren't supposed to be long, no more than 100 feet. Even with a single length rubber soaker hose, the far end often doesn't get much water. With the poly ones, I connected two 100-foot ones, and water drips out of the whole length evenly.4. For the rubber hoses, you're supposed to turn the faucet only a quarter turn to keep the force of the water low (which is one reason the water may not flow to the end of longer rubber soaker hoses). The poly hoses are tough. You can run water at full strength so the hoses spray and drip, or you can turn the force of the water down so the hoses just drip. (I have two 100-foot polys connected, turn the water on full, and cover the hoses with mulch to hide them, which also makes sure the water stays in the garden.)5. Look at the ends of the poly ones--high-end fittings. The rubber ones have cheap fittings. I've even had the metal fittings crack on the premium ones, and the rubber on the cheaper ones often tears at the fittings. The fittings on the poly ones will last.
Best on the market
By Liz M
from Pottstown PA
I have tried many soaker hoses over the years. This one by far is the best on the market. Very well-made with metal fittings and a sturdy material. I also like the color, it's very subdued in the garden.
sprays more than drips
I have an expensive brass pressure regulator with a gauge to see how much pressure is fed into this hose. At average pressures, it sprays fine needle-like threads of water into the air which will get your plants wet unless you cover the soaker with mulch. If you have the ability to turn the pressure down, way down, then it barely drips. I used it few times then gave up on it.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Disappointed gardener
This is a terrific soaker hose. It is well-made and and accomplishes its desired purpose. My previous review was for the soaker system where you splice and connect hoses. Just reviewed the wrong product. This one is a good product and we would recommend it.
We purchased this but had to return it. No matter how much we tried and used the pressure flow valve, the hose continued to leak at all of the connection points. They were terrific about taking it back, but we were really disappointed that the solution didn't work.
Merchant response: We're sorry that you have been disappointed with this product. We guarantee our products 100% and are happy to stand behind that promise. We are happy that you contacted us about this so we could make it right.
Great soaker hose!
By Determined Gardner
from Portland, Oregon
This is a wonderful hose - sturdy, it puts an even flow of water just where you want it. I like that it is FDA grade because we are using it in our vegetable garden and orchard.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I will definitely buy these soaker hoses again.
By Wanda the would be gardener
from Oklahoma City, oklahoma
I have a large flower garden that backs up to my fence in the backyard. I was able to use the 100 foot hose and double it thru out the flower garden. Seems to be working great here in Oklahoma with our hot July days of 100 degrees or more. It sure puts out the water!
I have been waiting for these!
I've avoided getting soaker hoses for 30 years because I didn't want to use the ones I could find. None were drinking water safe and there weren't even any black rubber ones. Thank you Gardeners Supply for getting these (from Water Right?) and making them available! Besides being drinking water safe, these are the best soaker hose material I've ever encountered. They're soft and flexible instead of stiff and breakable, they emit regularly spaced tiny drops of water all the way to the end (we have varying but quite low water pressure, 50 psi and below), and the end connections are like on the Sears Craftsman black rubber hoses - nickel plated brass? heavy duty metal that seems commercial quality. All are installed and covered with wood chips. I've ordered more and sent the link for these premium soakers to friends and family. Yay! I can now use soaker hoses and save lots of watering time! I've even found 10' polyurethane connector hoses online, something Gardeners Supply could consider offering too...
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