What Is The Best Garden Hose?

author

Emma Hayes

There I was in a hot yoga studio with plenty of bright natural light and bending myself into pretzel like positions for the very first time.

instagram

recent

If you have a garden, you need a hose, simple as that. However, buying a hose is not as simple, which is why we are here to help. Yes, this whole article is about different types of hoses and which is the best for a garden and small spaces. It seems a bit dramatic, but choosing the right hose is very important, especially if you are an ardent gardener.

In this article, we will tell you about some of the best garden hoses that you can use with a 9-Mode nozzle to water your garden and all your favorite plants. Here are our Top 3 best types of hoses for a garden: 

  • Traditional/Standard Hose.
  • Flat Hose.
  • Soaker Hose.

All these three types of garden hoses are perfect for a house garden. These hoses are cheap, durable, and easy to store. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what these different garden hoses have to offer.

Traditional/Standard:

Mostly made with vinyl or rubber, a standard hose is the most common type of hose available at almost any hardware store. These are cheap and lightweight but not very durable. If you do not store these carefully, you will see that these start to show signs of wear and tear pretty quickly. To get the most out of these hoses, it is imperative that you carefully drain them after every use, wind them up, and store them in a dry place, preferably out of the sun. If you have a garden hose reel installed in your garden, all this will become very easy.

One disadvantage of the standard hose is that it cannot handle too much water pressure. The coupling on one end where you attach the different watering nozzles is not too sturdy and might start leaking if water pressure is too high. But, it can handle enough pressure that you can easily and safely water your garden, your plants, and your flower beds.

Flat:

If you don’t like to fight with your hose while trying to wind it up for storage, you will love a flat hose. A flat hose is quite similar to a standard hose with one major difference; it is flexible and doesn’t round up itself when you throw it to the ground. Basically, a flat hose will expand itself when your turn on the water, and when your drain it, it contracts back to the original size.

When you are watering your garden, the hose stays flat, which makes it easier to move around. After watering and draining, you can easily wind it up in any way, without any trouble, and store it easily as it will stay in the shape you leave it in. The flat hoses also can connect to any type of spigot, and you can attach any nozzle as well. Flat hoses are also more durable than traditional hoses because flat hoses use a mix of rubber and vinyl material. So, they can bear the brunt of the weather and handle rough use as well.

Soaker

Some people like having a beautiful garden but don’t like spending too much time trying to water the flower beds and the grass to maintain that beauty. But that doesn’t mean their garden has to suffer the consequences. They can just buy a soaker hose, spread it carefully across the grass, the plants, and the flower beds, and just leave it there for the season.

A soaker hose is like a constant running tap; it’s just that the tap is running at very low pressure. Once you attach the soaker hose to your garden spigot and open the tap, the water runs through the hose and soaks into the garden floor, thanks to the little holes all over the soaker hose. It eliminates the need for draining, winding up, and storage after every use as a soaker hose will sit in the garden all season long. All you have to do is turn on the water and turn it off after a bit.

Conclusion

With the right hose for your garden, watering the whole garden will be a lot easier and faster too. The best thing is that these lightweight garden hoses for house use are cheap and easily available at any store. You can use the hose to water or attach any kind of nozzle for various uses.

related posts

author

Emma Hayes

There I was in a hot yoga studio with plenty of bright natural light and bending myself into pretzel like positions for the very first time.

instagram