Reader Terry posed a question as follows:
Hi Patrice, I wonder if you or your readers would be so kind as to give an opinion on drip irrigation versus soaker hose. We live in southern California, and have only a couple of raised garden beds, a small rose garden bed, raspberries and blackberries along our fence, and about 10 pots with blueberries and lavender; and that's besides our small lawn. We water by hand now, but it sure is time consuming. Thanks for any opinions.
We use drip irrigation in our garden and have been very satisfied with it, especially because we can plant most things directly in line with the drips. Other things (notably the raspberries and strawberries) do fine with drips because the soil beneath the surface absorbs and disseminates that water.
However we have no experience with soaker hoses. Can others please chime in with their experience?