Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Garden Soaker Hose Tip

     The last picture of my first gardening post showed the soaker hose haphazardly placed in the boxes. To have the ability to mow around the boxes, the hoses would need to be disconnected, so placing the hoses nicely would be ideal. We decided that we would semi-permanently place the hoses in the garden boxes with wire... Until I came up with the following idea:

     I cut up these simple coat hangers with wire cutters and discarded the hanger part. We used each of the two sides to hold the hoses down. This didn't even require bending the wires. A very simple and useful hack.

Final placement of soaker hoses

A closeup of one of the boxes