A garden hose left outdoors in freezing temperatures is susceptible to damage, such as cracking. Water inside the hose expands as it freezes, causing the damage. Winterizing outdoor garden hoses and faucets extends their lives. Late fall or early winter is the time to prepare the hose, depending on when freezing temperatures normally hit your area. Winterizing outdoor water access is a wise move even if you live in an area with mild winters with only a short period with freezing temperatures.
Pricing a new garden hose can give you new respect for this garden stalwart. Hose are regularly dragged and stretched across rough ground, threatened with mower blades and left baking in the sun or freezing when temperatures dip. You can extend the life of this indispensible garden tool by winding it properly after every use.
Seven unique ideas tell you how to really use a garden hose.
Saving water in the garden is just as important as in the home. Mulching, collecting rainwater and planting drought-resistant plants can help shrink your sprinkling.It’s important to save water in the garden for two reasons. First, to save money if you’re on a water meter – 40% of us, and rising, are. Second, because at peak demand up to 70% of our water supply can be used in gardens, which forces suppliers to use groundwater and take it from streams. This can cause environmental damage and increase water prices. Here are five ways to minimize your use of water in the garden.
With dwindling resources, ongoing regional droughts, and growing demand, water conservation is everyone’s concern. These four tips will help you conserve precious water, save money on your water bill and make your yard a healthier place…without losing your garden’s beauty.
Garden tools have evolved a lot over the years, from the digging sticks of antiquity to today's highly specialized tools. Every season brings new garden gadgets and buying them can become addictive. Before you buy the latest and greatest garden gizmo, make sure you have all the basic tool groups covered.
Do you have an old garden hose that is covered in dirt and spider webs? This has happened to me, and after a long winter you might be scared to use your garden hose, and many people opt to buy a new one.In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to save your old rubber garden hose and make it look like new again.
Garden hoses are an important part of your outdoor maintenance, but before you buy a new hose, there are some important things you need to know.
Let’s talk garden hoses. Every home needs at least one, whether to water the lawn, wash the car, or run the Slip ‘n Slide. There are a great many hoses of varying quality to choose from, so when you’re shopping for a new one, material is the first aspect we should to consider.
A garden hose is an essential piece of outdoor equipment, whether your lawn stretches across several acres or you have a simple patio garden to manage. There are many uses for a garden hose, including watering grass and plants, rinsing off backyard toys, and washing your car.Take a trip to your local hardware or big box store and you will find numerous kinds of garden hoses sitting on the shelves. Take a little time to consider all the options so that you purchase a garden hose that will fit your watering needs.