Irrigation hoses – why choose them?
So you thought you knew everything there was to know about garden hoses? Time to increase your repertoire by understanding the very useful irrigation hose!
Irrigation hoses are flexible lengths of hose with holes evenly spaced down the one side. You simply roll out the hose along the area that you want watered – even around curves – and turn on the tap. Water pressure controls the distance sprayed and you can use the hoses with the holes facing upwards so water comes down like rain on plants and flowers, or hole-side down, so water gently seeps into the soil and directly to roots – ideal in a vegetable patch!
There are usually two lengths of the three-tube irrigation hoses available; a 7,5 metre irrigation hose and the 15 metre hose. Both should come standard with a tap connection kit. You can even join multiple lengths of irrigation hose, with the connector set, for a maximum length of 22,5 metres.
The top quality hard-wearing irrigation hoses are UV resistant, have anti-algae properties and are Cd/Ba free, which makes them perfect for use in gardens where herbs and vegetables are grown. They can also be linked up to either a manual or digital water timer, to make life even easier!