You then get a plug end for the male end at local hardware store. I then take the hose to an individual flower bed, or garden rows, whichever you're irrigating. Take the hose and bury it around your plants about 3 inches down. I usually snake the hose or hoses, depending on the size of each bed. I put it around my plants in ornamental beds and in the garden I run it down the side of the rows. Leave the female end out of the ground enough that you can work with it because now you can take your watering hose and attach it at the female end, turn on the water and let your "soaker hose" do its job.
I personally have poor memory so I set a timer, you can also test the length of time here to determine how long to leave the hose on. I hope this is helpful to others, have a great day!
By Lu from Ocean City, MD