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I am placing soaker hoses around my house in order to keep the foundation moist.  How far from the foundation should they be placed and how often should I turn then on, since we can only use our sprinkler system once a week.

" order to keep the foundation moist."
I do not quite understand what you mean by that statement but I will proceed, thinking that you have some plantings around the structure and you wish to keep them supplied with adequate moisture.
I would lay the hose(s) on the outside of the plants and very close to the stems/trunks.  That enables the moisture to seep downward and outwards and soak into the root ball.
I recommend that you check the moisture around the plants daily until you have established  how long and how often to run the water.
You might end up with something like 4 hours every 3 days.
Thanks for your efforts to conserve water.


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Ronald B Persaud


Florida (Central and South) lawns maintenance and troubleshooting.


Work experience in Garden and Technical Sales (Ace Hardware and Lesco). L&O Spray Technican/Horticulturist/Tree permitting (Local Municipality). Commercial Landscape Maintenance (Condo complex and Shopping Mall)

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