DIY Plant Mist System

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DIY Plant Mist System
DIY plant mist systems are cheap and easy. (plant image by cherie from

Outdoor plants benefit from water, especially in the hot sun of summer. Instead of watering your plants by hand, you can hook up a DIY plant mist system, using a hose intended for misting your lawn. With this system, all you need to do is turn on the water to give your plants a nice drink. You can also set a water timer, so you can use the plant mist system for daily watering, even when you are gone.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Misting hose
  • 2-foot garden stakes with forked tops
  • Hose timer (optional)

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  1. 1

    Purchase a self-misting hose from your local hardware store or garden centre. Choose the hose carefully. It should be a hose meant for placing in a lawn and watering. The hose should be flexible and have perforations every few inches along its length. It should have a spigot at the end that allows you to hook it to a sprinkler or leave it closed.

  2. 2

    Stick a 2-foot garden stake with a forked top into the dirt at one end of your garden or outdoor area. Place another stake each foot across the width of your garden or outdoor planting area. Use a hammer to pound these stakes in so they rise about 1 foot out of your garden.

  3. 3

    Hook your misting hose to your outdoor water faucet. If you wish, first hook the nozzle of the faucet to the hose timer, and then hook the hose into the timer. You do not need to use a timer to use this system.

  4. 4

    String your hose through your garden or outdoor planting area. Place the hose into the forked tops of the garden stakes. Continue to place the hose until you have used the entire length of hose. If you still have garden stakes left, find a longer misting hose.

  5. 5

    Turn on the outdoor faucet when you want to water your plants. The hose will provide a mist whenever it is on. To turn off the mist, turn off the hose. If you decide to use a timer, set the timer according to directions on the packaging. With a timer, you will leave the faucet of the hose on all the time; the timer will determine whether the water flows or not.

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