Is there an irrigation system that easily water plants on a patio?
July 12, 2005 2:50 AM Subscribe
GardeningFilter: is there an irrigation system that easily waters plants in containers on a patio?
posted by quadog to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a 12'x18' patio that is a simple concrete slab. I'm interested in placing some vegitation on said patio. I have in my posession 5 large cedar containers in which I intend to plant succulents and perhaps a citrus tree or two. Here's my problem: I have some back pain and I don't want to be bending over all the time to water the plants and perform maintenance, etc. The ideal system that I am envisioning gets hooked up to a hose and then routed through the soil of all the pots. This may require drilling holes into the continers to snake the hose through. All I would have to do is turn on the faucet to water all the plants at one time. Does anything like this exist? If not, do experienced gardeners know a way to reliably fashion something like this for the needs of my environment?