How Long Should Soaker Hose Be Left On

Question From: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Q: Do I leave the soaker hose on all the time? If not, is there a time line to leave it on?

A: Don't leave it on or you will overwater your plants and your water bill will be sky high. There are no rules. Depends on your soil, temperature, water pressure etc. Let them run for half an hour and check a couple of hours later to see how deep the water moved through the soil. Six inches would be about right. Do the math. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy