Northwest NEWS

June 11, 2001

Features

Save water with soaker hoses

Local water providers are teaming up with area nurseries to help home gardeners reduce water use and have healthier plants. Soaker hoses will be available at savings of up to 50 percent through June 30. Soaker hoses are made of porous rubber. Water seeps or "sweats" through their pores entering the soil slowly and gradually spreading down to the plant roots, so little water is wasted through evaporation.
   Soaker hose promotion participating nurseries include Classic Nursery and Landscape Company, Cottage Creek Nursery, Gray Barn Garden Center, Hayes Nursery, Olympic Nursery.
   For additional information, call (206) 633-0224, or see HYPERLINK http://www.savingwater.org.