Systems Guide - Specifications
or hanging plants require frequent watering because of their size and
the porous nature of potting soils. Sprinkler or sprays are usually
inappropriate because most containers are located on patios or decks.
The set-up is simple. In most cases poly hose is run behind or below
the plants, usually hidden by deck or railing or other structure, with
smaller 1/4” tubing leading up to each container. In smaller containers
or pots, a single emitter can be inserted into the end and secured.
However, if you have a larger container with multiple plantings or a
large shrub, and because water does not spread well laterally in loose
potting soil, you will want the water evenly distributed around the
outer perimeter, and not just placed in the center. Attach a 1/4”
elbow to the tubing leading up to the container, and attach 1/4”
laser soaker line. Encircle the container, using ‘V’ stakes
to hold the laser soaker line in place, and cap the end with a “goof”
plug. The laser soaker line has emission holes every 6”, so the
application of water to the container will be well distributed. Flow
through 1/4” tubing should not exceed 6 gallons per hour (GPH).