in a Raised Bed Garden
Using a soaker hose in your raised bed relieves you of the stress of watering your plants manually. With a soaker hose, there is no runoff and the water flows gently through the tiny holes on the hose.
Start by laying the hose over the root systems of the plants in the front row. Ensure the soaker hose is at least 1 or 2 inches away from the roots of the plant.
Once you attach the soaker hose to the water supply, you can turn on the tap and check the hose to ensure water is coming out of all the holes.
Although this step is not necessary, covering the hose with mulch reduces evaporation. It ensures your garden remains wet for extended periods.
Although some gardeners will recommend running the hose for 30 minutes twice a week, you still need to find the perfect balance for your garden.