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Old 11-18-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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Might be buying a home with a couple acres. The backyard is deep, about 560'. My thought was - how do you get water back there to water plants?

Would a hose that long even have any pressure?
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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Watering can in one hand; five gallon pail in the other.

Portable tank...in garden tractor trailer or wheelbarrow.

Hose.

Install underground water line.

If I was a serious gardener or had significant water needs in that location, I would go with the final suggestion. Really doesn't cost much to have a ditch witch slice a trench, drop in some black plastic pipe, install the fittings on both ends, and have a permanent source of water at your disposal.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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hair,
Do you pant on planting all of the land?
Unless you have a spigot installed, yea, it will be quite hard to
get water 400 feet away from your home water source.
The fartherst I have gone is 200 feet, and the pressure was fine.
I watered with 2, 100 ft hoses screwed together, but if I were you
and you really wanted to water that far, I would have someone come
give you a price for installing a water spigot away from your home.
Get it done right, I don't know where you are, but if it isn't dug down
far enough, you could have it burst on you.
You don't get rain where you live?
Good luck.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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We get rain, but I was thinking more for helping establish new plantings. Once established they'd probably be OK.

However, during a drought, watering a veggie garden may also be necessary.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Don't put your gardens, of any type, that far away from the house. You'll get tired of tending them and eventually forget they're out there.

In the far reaches plant shrubs, maybe fruiting one like blueberries, or plants like raspberries. Possibly a small orchard.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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We also have acres. I have been wanting to dig a trench and put spigot, as your first answered post person mentioned. I just haven't gotten around to it.
What we have done is add a 4 spigot setup at the original spigot, and added 4 hoses. They reach all areas of the yard. That could be a temporary fix for you.
Our back yard was barren and the deepest part of the yard, so just like you, wanted to establish new saplings.
Here in Florida, very shallow water table, about 5 feet down. We used the hose every morning for about 6 months to 1 year, (depending on tree species) to get their taproots to hit the table.
They are now on their own and doing fine.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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Don't put your gardens, of any type, that far away from the house. You'll get tired of tending them and eventually forget they're out there.

In the far reaches plant shrubs, maybe fruiting one like blueberries, or plants like raspberries. Possibly a small orchard.
Still gotta water those while they get established.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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By the way, I'm in Howard County, Maryland. I thought it showed in my posts.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Either dig a trench and install a water line, or else buy irrigation line and just run it on top of the ground. You can get hose fittings for it so you can connect it to a faucet at the house and attach a hose at the far end.

It comes in 50", 100', and 200' rolls. Couplings and fittings are easy to install.

If you lay it on top of the ground, unattach it at whichever end is downhill so that it drains between uses. 500 feet of black plastic line heats water really high and there is a lot of water in 500 ft of line. You'd scald your plants.
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Old 11-18-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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My best suggestion is to dig a trench along one property line and install faucets every 50 or 100 feet, so that you have access to water all over the property and not just at the back. I'd use frost-free hydrants in MD. You might not get that much cold weather, bt there will be a couple of days cold enough to freeze a water line during each winter.
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