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Location: Portland, OR
Posted: Sep/17/2008 1:40 PM PST
I have a long, narrow strip of ground out in front of my house that is between my sidewalk and the street. I'd say it is roughly 2' in width and 40' long. This is also known as a parking strip, from what I hear.
At the moment, there is nothing in the strip except one small maple tree and a small plot of black eyed Susan’s along with some topsoil/mulch on top. It looks pretty bad.
What I would like to do is remove the mulch and plant organic clover/grass mix by DLF (http://www.dlforganic.com) which I have in my front yard. My question is, can I also plant a soaker hose within this area? I currently do not have a sprinkler system so I have to drag a hose out and turn on the whirly watering device. These aren't very efficient in an area like the one I'm describing (long, skinny area) so I was thinking of simply planting a soaker hose in the ground and winding it so that the only thing sticking out is a very small portion of the hose (mainly, the connector) buried within the black eyed Susan’s. This way, I could water the grass in a more efficient manor.
I’m guessing that eventually the hose will deteriorate and become inefficient but I think before it does that, I could get a couple of years worth of watering out of it. Does anyone have any thoughts on this idea?