Over the last few months we’ve been busy improving our outdoor space. We’ve added turf, built a fence (we’ll be sharing the reveal on Friday) and, thanks to Kärcher, we now we have a fancy new garden irrigation system.
As part of our role as Kärcher ambassadors, we’ve been lucky enough to receive some fab products to review and our newest product – the Kärcher Rain Box – is no exception. It’s a basically a kit that allows you to easily and efficiently water your garden.
The kit includes everything to set up the system including two different types of hoses and all connections you could possibly ever need to install the system in your garden.
We loved that the system was super easy to setup and install. It only took around 5 minutes to plan the layout and if you do make a mistake or things change in the future, you can still adjust the layout or extend the system later on.
Both hoses were super flexible which made laying the system easy, too. To hold them in position, it’s a just a matter of snapping the hose into the included stakes and pushing them into the ground.
To connect the different parts to each other you also don’t need tools as it’s just a matter of pushing them together.
Everything just slots and clicks into place – it really couldn’t be easier.
The little drip collars for the main hose have an integrated needle that pierces the hose. They can be installed exactly where you need them by just clipping them around the hose and if things change, you can also remove them and cover the hole with closer collars.
By tightening or loosening the collar, you can also control the volume of water that comes out of each individual collar. For us this was perfect as some of the plants like our raspberry bushes need more water and our hydrangea which is still fairly small only needs a little.
We also installed the soaker hose, which drips evenly over the entire length of the hose. We decided to install this hose along our newly planted veggies. All of our plants are still tiny (we’ve planted some seeds, too) and we figured that it would be great to be able to water them evenly and gently. It was actually weirdly entertaining watching the little drops of water pearl down the hose.
You can connect it directly to a tap or, like we do, to a garden hose. We actually managed to lay our system so that the part that connects to our hose just peeks out from behind our buddleia bushes. This way most of the system is hidden and it’s just a matter of plugging in the hose when we need to.
We think that the system is perfect if you have a veggie patch, which obviously needs regular maintenance, which is why we decided to plant some veggies of our own. We love that you can also get a timer that fits between your tap and hose. The system already makes watering your garden really easy, but if you combine it with the Sensor Timer, it would really make watering your garden maintenance free – well at least when it comes to watering. If you’re on holiday it’s perfect, because you know that your fruit and veg is still going to look great when you’re back.
If there’s a negative, it was the fact that there were no instructions in the box (there’s a description of content printed onto the side of the box). Initially it confused us a bit, but as soon as we looked at the parts, we realised that it was really self explanatory.
- Really easy and quick to install
- Can easily be extended and changed
- No tools needed
- Can be adapted to every garden
- Makes watering your garden almost maintainance free
- Doesn’t come with instructions – after installing it, we realized why, as it really is so easy and pretty much self explanatory.
Do you have a veggi patch? How to you keep on top of garden maintainance? Do you have a system for watering your garden?
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