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Containers Practical and Decorative Garden Hose Containers

Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

Those of us who are more organized and truly respect the investment we make on gardening equipment will pay attention to the upkeep of the gadgets as well. The hose for instance that remains in essential appliance for watering gardens will look better in a garden hose container after it’s been used.

A garden hose container placed outdoors is great to store the hose between regular uses. Depending on the length of the hose you will need a container that will hold the hose appropriately. Keeping the hose in its container will keep it from lying around and appear better organized when not in use.

Garden hose containers take away the cluttered look from yards and gardens. You decidedly feel uncomfortable to see a hose lying around unattended. Worse, it may even cause accidents or injury if someone were to trip over it. So if the sight of a length of tube or even a hose reel lying around is irksome to you, consider the use of a garden hose container.

Apart from being decorative they do help with functional storage of garden hoses. Garden hose containers can be an attractive item in themselves, looking every bit more classy and ornamental adding to the décor of your exteriors. They come in wood, plastic, metal and earthenware or ceramic construction, having a storage base and removable lid, which may even be having a lock.

Coming in a range of designs, garden hose containers may be available in different prices depending on construction and size. If they are built sturdy you can be sure they will last long. You may not have to replace them each year. But if you like your décor to keep changing, perhaps with the seasons, then go for less expensive units.

One thing is for sure, hoses get a better shelf life when placed properly in garden hose containers. Keeping them away from the elements shelters them and also prevents from people tripping over them. Also in the long run, the hose will remain in good condition and shape. It is a great option especially when you want your garden looking neat.

Offering a viable solution for safe keeping of the hose after use, a garden hose container is your best bet for orderly looking exteriors. Offering a practical answer its functionality is enhanced when it works well enough as a decorative garden fixture as well.

In fact some attractive garden hose storage containers come looking like flower pots or wide rimmed vases. With holes at the bottom for the hose-end to pass through, the rest of the hose may lie neatly coiled inside. The equipment does enhance the looks of yards and gardens to make them seem well kept as well.

So just in case you may be wondering where to store your 50 or 100 foot hose then look out for a decorative hose container pot for storage of your garden hose. These pots are readily available in a variety of materials ranging from copper to weather resistant fiberglass. Decorative stonework or terra cotta hose pots add a classy look.


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Garden Hose Reels – Retractable, Automatic and Wall Mounted

Wednesday Dec 8, 2010

The thing is you do need a garden hose reel so that the tubing can be protected from the elements, mostly the sun. Strong heat and direct rays can take a toll on tubing material making it dry and brittle. Eventually it can crack and break too. It’s the garden hose reel that safeguards hoses from weathering adversely.

The garden hose reel is a cylindrical spindle constructed of metal, fiberglass or even plastic to store any length of hoses. They work by their spring driven mechanism or self-retracting designing that can be hand cranked or motor driven. These convenient hose reel units get classified by diameters and lengths of the hose itself plus the pressure rating and rewinding methods.

Yes garden hoses have come a long way indeed. From regular rubber watering tubes to trendy automatic retractable hose reels, hose storage units have evolved to become practical popular garden gadgets. They are no longer just simple lengths of hollow plastic tubes to water gardens and potted plants.

As more and more gardening enthusiasts are opting for these practical equipments, these units help them do away with tasks requiring physical labor. As you can imagine coiling and then carrying a 100 ft hose can be rigorous activity day in and day out. Garden hose reels offer a more practical solution for carrying tangled tubing more conveniently.

The retractable hose reel is great in its hassle free hose application where hose reel storage and hose reel winding are both taken care of. The water powered hose reels are really an innovation in the field of hose gadgetry making the process convenient, low cost and energy free.

You also get reels that can be fixed permanently to garden walls or house exteriors. But mounting reel units would need to ascertain the strength of the wall to take on the weight. You also get portable reel units that can be attached to carts to move them about. It does make a lot of sense to use hose reels as hard plastic tubes especially when filled with water can be quite heavy.

Depending on conditions you can use either parallel or perpendicular garden hose reels. When you mount the reel on a wall you need a parallel reel, but when pulling the hose straight out it’s the perpendicular reel that’s more suitable. For those of us who dread lugging around long, heavy and tangled hoses the retractable hose reels are best.

The reason why hose reels came into existence was of course to protect the hoses from harsh weather that can compromise the life and durability of the tubing. The quick-move mechanism further augments the life of hoses. Many reels detach completely from mounting frames making this a useful function in extreme climates when you need to store them indoors.

Choosing hose reels depend on the hose you are going to use. You get all kinds of hoses including industrial ones that are more heavy duty. Apart from diameter of the hose the length is also a factor for selecting appropriate hose reels. For longer ones you will essentially need one with maximum capacity.


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