Have you been putting off landscaping projects simply because you’re dreading having to water the plants every day? Have no fear. If standing over your plants for hours on end just to keep them alive isn’t your cup of tea, consider the minimal investment required with running soaker hoses. They’re a much cheaper alternative to in-ground sprinkler systems, and they’re much more effective at releasing water near the plant roots than a sprinkler, so the plants get the adequate amount of moisture and nutrients they need.