How to Automatically Water Your Patio Plants and Hanging Baskets

How to Automatically Water Your Patio Plants and Hanging Baskets

How to Automatically Water Your Patio Plants and Hanging Baskets


This isn’t the prettiest blog post and photos lol…  But it sure is helpful!

For years now, Matt has watered our outdoor potted plants with an irrigation drip system.  Whenever people come over and see what he’s done they’re always so impressed.  Drip systems are such a smart way of keeping your plants happy, especially if you travel often like we typically do.

Matt built our system himself because we wanted white tubing to match our porch.  Unfortunately, white tubing is harder to find, but he did find it at Drip Depot.

To keep things simple, we found a few kits that have everything you need to put together a drip system.  They’re easy to connect and save you so much headache.  Check the links at the bottom of this post.  They’re surprisingly affordable!

Essentially, the drip system attaches to the spigot on the side of our house.  Matt ran the tubing up the side of the house, on to the porch and along the ceiling trim.  You don’t even notice the tubing up there unless your looking for it.  It’s so sleek and we never have to take down our massive hanging baskets to water them.  WINNING!

The drip system makes our plants SO happy.  I’ve never seen healthier planters than the ones on our front porch.  If you have hanging baskets or outdoor plants on your patio or around your backyard or pool area, this is a very inexpensive way to automatically water them.  It’s a set it and forget it method, sorta like a crockpot lol.


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  1. Kristin
    / 1:22 PM

    I am HERE for this post! It is such a pain to remember to water hanging baskets, and even worse having to ask someone to come water them for me when we go out of town. I will definitely be looking into this, thank you!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 10:59 AM

      It’s totally worth it!

  2. Lori
    / 4:47 PM

    That is a great way to water your hanging basket plants. I used to have one hanging basket plant but it was on the limb of our oak tree, so I just took a hose to water it.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:03 AM

      This makes it so much easier!

  3. Britney
    / 5:47 AM

    How smart! Love that idea- I would have never thought of that.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:05 AM

      It makes it so much easier!

  4. Katie
    / 5:48 AM

    That’s awesome! You guys are so handy!!!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:05 AM

      Thanks, Katie!

  5. Mindy Diegel
    / 6:11 AM

    This is so amazing! Thank gosh you guys are so handy

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:05 AM

      Thanks, Mindy!

  6. Mallary
    / 6:42 AM

    This is such a great idea! You guys are so good at diy projects!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:06 AM

      Thanks, Mallary!

  7. Brandi Julian
    / 6:50 AM

    This is SO awesome! I plan on getting this for our next house. I love anything I can set it and forget it (LOL). I also love that it matches your porch.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:08 AM

      Me too, girl. Me too!

  8. Nadya Voytovich
    / 9:08 AM

    What a great idea! Your planter looks very happy too. Great job.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:09 AM

      Thank you!

  9. Erin Core
    / 8:06 PM

    Love the hanging baskets! Your plants are beautiful! The water system is clever! You and Matt did a great job!!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:09 AM

      Thank, Erin!

  10. Lauren
    / 3:36 AM

    Very handy indeed!!! Matt did an awesome job and the plants look amazing!!! we have a water system for the front gardens and well, before water restrictions here, it was so easy to just turn on one tap and let the system water the plants love this! well done!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:09 AM

      It does make it so much easier!

  11. Tracy Meldrum
    / 2:47 PM

    that is great! lovely idea. stress free beauty! Now all you have to do is set up an irrigation system for your vegetable garden! that would come in handy, too!

    • Angela Lanter
      / 11:10 AM

      We’re definitely going to do that next year!

  12. Rachel Sparks
    / 11:23 AM

    THANK YOU. This is a life saver!!

  13. Tiffany Warner
    / 8:42 AM


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