Watering this irregular shaped garden has been a real problem. I was so tired of standing out there with a hose in hand, wetting down the garden, when I was really wanting to be doing something else, and of course relying on someone else to water the garden when we are out of town, can be very tiresome.
The soaker hose system did not work very well, as the garden is on an incline and there wasn't enough water pressure in the soaker hose to get to the garden on higher ground. Besides I don't like the look of the soaker hoses, which are on my to do list, to be removed from the garden.
You can see the incline, although it is steeper than the photo shows, and the hydrangeas and a couple of other plants up top, did not receive enough water.
While wandering the garden section in our local Walmart, I noticed a box containing a Rainscapes Watering System, Lawn watering kit.
Hmmm! I said to myself, that looks like something I may be able to use. I know it says lawn watering kit, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work in my problem area. I then read the description on the side of the box.
* Simple and ready to use in less than 5 minutes. (Perfect, no hassle with assembling it)
*Customized coverage area (better yet)
*keeps your lawn healthy - designed especially for small strip and odd-shaped areas (now we are talking!)
*metal spike base for stability (they think of everything)
4 Pattern spray head
30ft x 30ft
6ft x 15 ft
15ft x 30ft
6ft x 30 ft
Whoo hoo! This is just what I need, if I can't make this work, then I go back to square one, and start all over again.
The system comprises two 15ft hoses and three sprinkler heads with 4 dial in patterns. It was very easy to assemble, and I had it set up, dialed in and watering the garden in about 15 minutes. All I have to do now, is to install the timer, so the watering will be taken care of on a regular basis.
Ahhh! life is good.