Soaker Hose – Using on a Slope

Q: Can I use a soaker hose in a sloped shrub and flower bed that is about 100 feet long or should I use another type of irrigation?

A: You can use soaker hoses on a slope as long as they are laid along the contour of the hill, not up and down the incline. Otherwise there will be more water pressure in the hose ends at the bottom of the hill and more water will be distributed there.