My question is how do we know the length of time to water a perenial bed of flowers with a soaker hose. We have always used overhead sprinklers but want to try a soaker hose.
Extension Educator, Horticulture
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One way is to place a few tuna fish cans directly under the soaker hose in a few places and when about an inch of water has accumulated in the cans you would have applied the suggestaed amount of water most plants like to have applied in a week.