Welcome to the world of proper lawn care. Just by being here you're taking a stand as a hero of your plot of land. A fighter of corruption (weeds)! A bringer of prosperity (water)! So what tools does a true champion like you need before taking to the backyard battleground? A quality hose is more than a good start. We've put together a few tips to guide you on your path to glory, or at least a greener lawn.
1. Always mind your surroundings. How far is it from your spigot to your garden or the tree you're tending? How many obstacles like furniture or lawn ornaments will you have to circumnavigate? Take all this into account.
2. Once you're sure of how much distance you'll need to cross you'll have a good idea of just how much hose you need to do the job. The very first thing to look for in a hose is always length.
3. Not all hoses are garden variety! There are tons of hoses here to choose from, each of which brings something different to the table. Flat hoses reduce evaporation and waste.
4. A soaker hose is best for big jobs that involve heavy foliage and irrigation. Basically, they're designed to - yep - soak! These hoses are designed to soak deeply while conserving more water than a standard hose doing the same job.
5. Another hose, the coiled hose, has less to do with the task and more to do with durability. Coiled hoses won't kink and have the highest burst threshold.
6. Two words: weather resistance! Don't trouble yourself with a hose that won't last the harsher seasons.
7. For those too tired to roll their hose back up after a hard day's work, visibility can be the difference-maker. A vibrant yellow hose is easy to spot, greatly reducing the chance of driving over your hose with a lawnmower.
8. Check the "What's Included" section. Does the hose come with a proper connector for your setup or a handy accessory like a spray pistol or hose-end connector?
9. Always budget. This goes for hoses, reels, and the rest of your gardening supplies. To make things easier, the left navigation bar narrows your search down according to price range.
10. After purchasing a hose, you will need a place to store it. Be sure to buy a garden hose reel based on the length of your hose. Reels are categorized by capacity in feet.