Irrigation technology of tomorrow, that's here today
Leeaky Hose is an irrigation product made from old
car tyres and recycled plastics. The hose is porous so it leaks
over the whole surface.
Made from 100% recycled materials - vehicle
tyres and plastics
Saves up to 70% on water usage (when buried
or under mulch)
Easy to install - light and pliable, no drippers
Uses standard 13mm hose fittings and connectors
Will operate on high or low pressure (water tank
or household tap)
Uniform water distribution along entire length
(up to 60 metres from one source)
Fewer weeds, less plant disease, water delivered
directly to roots
Encourages deeper root growth - drought resistance
Can irrigate any time of day or night
Not affected by wind or sun (no burning of foliage)
Invisible system - more attractive, less likely
to be vandalised
Approximate spacings - sand 1m, loam 1.7m, clay
Lasts 10 years or more under soil or mulch
For optimum water savings and effectiveness,
LEEAKY HOSE is best placed under mulch or buried in soil, but
it can be used on the soil surface
Ideal for awkward spots like narrow garden strips
- Can be curved around a garden to about the same radius as a
standard garden hose without kinking
The low flow rates and pressure requirements
of Leeaky Hose lead to significant savings in support plumbing,
pumping and maintenance costs
Leeaky Hose is simply the most environmentally and
resource-friendly irrigation system ever developed. It cuts watering
needs by 70% and can even be used with recycled and rural water
supplies. (Australian Environmental Protection Authority Approved)
Made in Australia from 100% recycled rubber and
plastic materials. It keeps recyclable materials off the dumps and
the environment cleaner.
How It Works
Leeaky Hose takes advantage of the fact that water
acts as its own conductor. It is designed so that water 'sweats'
through its walls at a controlled rate over long distances at low
water flow. At pressures of 4psi or below the hose will deliver
moisture to the surrounding soil through capillary action (If your
water pressure is higher than this, all you need to do is install
an in-line tap to reduce the pressure - inline taps are available
from Garden Centres, Mitre 10, Bunnings etc.) As a rough guide,
Leeaky Hose releases water below ground at around 2 litres per metre
The following table will give a general indication
of spacing of Leeaky Hose in each soil type.
Where To Use Your Leeaky Hose
- Lawns - May be laid underground as a permanent system
- New Gardens - Lay underground to promote root growth
and prevent vandalism.
- Established Beds - Lay on the surface in a pattern appropriate
to the needs of the growing plants and cover with mulch or soil.
- Vegetable Gardens - Lay in trenches spaced according
to soil porosity to a depth which the vegetable is expected to
root. (Keep the surface moist during plant establishment.)
Flexibility of Leeaky Hose
The hose may be installed either above or below ground
however it will degrade in time if left in the sun.
Below ground achieves the maximum water saving and
soil improvement. Leeaky Hose ideally only needs to be buried just
under the surface Our Mantis furrower is ideal for preparing the
soil for this.
Root systems do not grow into the hose. They grow
vigorously over the whole wet band of soil, and do not clog the
If you lay the pipe on the surface you should consider
covering it with mulch or soil to reduce evaporation and maintain
When using recycled household water or dam water, ensure
the end of each length is showing to enable flushing of sediment
several times per year
Easy To Install
Leeaky Hose uses standard 13mm hose fittings and can
easily be cut to any required length.
The system may be connected to home, rainwater,
dam or recycled water tanks and works efficiently from a minimum
head of one metre.
Lay Leeaky Hose on the flat or on gentle slopes
approximately 20cm from plants. On hilly ground, lay the hose across
the slope feeding from a normal hose or poly pipe.
Areas not requiring water can be bypassed by inserting
a length of standard feeder hose or garden hose with 13mm joiners.
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