How to Choose a Garden Hose

From How to Choose a Garden Hose, Aired on Fri 9/5

Do you need a new hose for your yard? They can range from 10 to 100 feet long. A hose that’s a ½ an inch thick delivers 9 gallons of water a minute. A thicker hose delivers more. Rubber hoses are heaviest, but stand up best to extreme weather. You should always keep your garden hose rolled up. You can use a wall hanger like this or keep it coiled in a hose pot. To help your hose last longer, store it out of direct sunlight. Remember to drain your hose completely before freezing temperatures set it. 

Supplies:

  • Varying Hoses
  • Hose Wall Hang
  • Drill for Wall Hang
  • Hose Pot

Step 1

Do you need a new hose for your yard? They can range from 10 to 100 feet long.

Step 2

A hose that’s a ½ an inch thick delivers 9 gallons of water a minute. A thicker hose delivers more.

Step 3

Rubber hoses are heaviest, but stand up best to extreme weather.

Step 4

You should always keep your garden hose rolled up. You can use a wall hanger like this.

Step 5

Or keep it coiled in a hose pot.

Step 6

To help your hose last longer, store it out of direct sunlight. Remember to drain your hose completely before freezing temperatures set it.