The mornings are quiet and peaceful here in the country…I love mornings and new beginnings. Each day is wonderful…There are a few sounds that greet my day – I love – the bird’s song, the crickets chirping and I especially love the sound of frogs – they’re really good for the garden.
Life has been pretty busy this summer. I haven’t had as much time to stroll through the garden as I’d like. I haven’t had much time to spend tending the garden. Earlier, the blooms were plenteous and the garden was filled with color…Now, after the heat and the first flush of blooms…my garden desperately needs my attention.
I find it amazing that I really have no trouble growing weeds. They volunteer everywhere and I spend more time tending them than what I truly love. There’s a meditative serenity in caring for roses and flowers. Deadheading spent flowers, cutting back, reshaping a plant. This gives you opportunity to get close and to see your plant. I am so thankful for our garden.
But, after long, hot Summer days and many days, sometimes weeks spent away, some of what I find is not so pleasing. Late planting or lack of water can affect some of my treasured plants. We also deal with high humidity…that brings all sorts of potential problems.
So, at my last stroll I stepped back and took a look at my garden. I evaluated my efforts to meet my garden’s needs. The three basic things all plants need: the right light exposure, good soil and water…these things with amendments and such ensure that my garden thrives. When one is out of line…some of my garden suffers.
I found this in my last stroll…Despite the several rainy days we’ve had, some of my plants didn’t get enough water and some showed signs of blackspot from the humidity. There must be a solution. I need to water my flowers – but I can’t be outdoors that much…I need to approach watering so that I can address what excessive moisture and humidity can do to the leaves – especially the roses.
The answer? A good soaker hose – a form of drip irrigation! Of course!
I am delighted to share that I partnered with Flexon Soaker Kit through Lowes who sponsored this post.
There are several awesome things about this Soaker Kit:
- Fully Customizable
- 100 ft soaker hose
- 20-piece connector set
Now, I am able to focus my watering the way I want it. I laid out the hose ensuring it was near the base of the flowers that needed extra tender care. I added the right connections to our water hose…and voila! When I turned on the faucet the hose began its marvelous work!
A soaker hose slowly drips the water into the soil allowing it to go deep without affecting the leaves of my plants! This approach also saves me a lot in water – no evaporation and in time. I can easily multi-task while working outdoors!
Once the hose was set I aided my watering and plant preservation by topping it with mulch. This protects the soil from drying out too soon and helps me with weeds. Gotta love that!
I am so very delighted by the results. I know just how important watering is to my garden and now can schedule my watering – time it and move about doing all those other things I love. Gardens are such a joy and a blessing. They’re a beautiful gift and as with all things – require our attendance and care. I believe I’ll use soaker hoses in all my gardens – even though not all plants are adversely affected by the humidity – they all need that extra special care of ensuring they get enough water. And who doesn’t like saving water and the cost that comes along with it…while doing it!
Flexon Soaker Hose Kit Review
This is a review-sponsored post of Lowe’s Flexon Soaker Hose Kit. I was given the soaker hose to use in my garden to share with you.
O.K., Why use a soaker hose?
Soaker hoses are similar to drip irrigation. They’re more adaptable to use in your garden because you are able to move them around as you need. You are able to weave the hose around your garden’s plants to reach the ones that you wish to ensure are watered well. Soaker hoses slowly drip the water into the soil so that you don’t loose water in evaporation and you can more thoroughly and deeply water your plants.
How does a Soaker Hose Work?
Soaker hoses are very flexible with thousands of tiny pores that seep water through with even pressure. This is a truly efficient way of watering your garden.
Another benefit is that you will save money on watering your garden-bears repeating!
How Often Should I water with a Soaker Hose?
That all depends on where you are and how hot your summers are. I’ve tested mine at about 15 to 20 minutes. I find it workable to water every five days. If the days are very hot for long periods of times I may water every three days. I’ll keep an eye on my flowers. By watering with a soaker hose and covering the soil with mulch, I am better watering and conserving the soil’s moisture.
Can I cover over the Soaker Hose?
Yes, you can lay the hose atop the soil and cover the hose with mulch. Some say you can bury the hose – it will still work. I prefer just laying it atop the soil covered by mulch. That way I can move it around easier without harming my plants.
This wonderful Flexon Soaker Hose Kit is fully adaptable to any garden size. You can simply lay it down where you wish. Cut the hose as you wish and apply the appropriate ends.
The makers of Flexon emphasize the benefits of using soaker hoses as:
– Conserve up to 70% of water versus traditional methods
– Reduce your monthly water bill
– Seep directly into the base of roots, resulting in larger and lusher fruits, vegetables and flowers
– Provide continuous water flow without drowning soil or wasting water
– Take the time and effort out of landscaping
– Focus on concentrated lawn and garden areas
How Long is the Flexon Soaker Kit?
The hose is 100-foot long with 20-piece connector set. This allows me to fully customize my soaker hose layout to my garden needs. I really like that!
Soaker Hoses are Affordable.
Considering how much I invest on my plants, I find that the price of $24.78 quite reasonable to ensure my plants survive the harsh, hot summers.
Where can I find this Flexon Soaker Hose Kit?
You can find the Flexon Soaker Hose kit at Lowes online or at their retails stores!
One final word, I love that the Flexon hose is a family-owned company for more than 60 years! I love supporting American made entrepreneurial efforts!
Do you use soaker hoses? What benefit do you like the best?
If not, have you considered soaker hoses? Do you have any question that I didn’t address?
I’d love to know what you think! Again, I was given the opportunity to review the Flexon Soaker Hose all information (save the bulleted info) is mine. If you love your garden as much as I do and if you want to make sure you’re caring for your plants in the most efficient, cost-effective manner, I highly recommend this Flexon Soaker Hose Kit.