The length of garden hose you need depends on a few factors, such as the size of your yard and the tasks you’ll be using the hose for. Here are some general guidelines:
Measure the distance from your water source (faucet or spigot) to the farthest point in your yard that you’ll need to reach with the hose. Add a few feet to this distance to account for any bends or curves in the hose.
Consider any specific tasks you’ll be using the hose for, such as watering plants, washing your car, or cleaning outdoor furniture. If you’ll be moving the hose around frequently, you may want to opt for a shorter length to make it more manageable.
Keep in mind that a longer hose may reduce water pressure and flow, especially if you have low water pressure to begin with. If you have low water pressure or a small yard, a shorter hose may be a better choice.
What are the standard sizes for garden hoses?
The standard sizes for garden hoses are 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, and 3/4 inch in diameter. The most common size is 5/8 inch. The diameter of the hose affects the amount of water flow, with larger diameter hoses allowing for more water flow.
In general, most people find that a 50-foot hose is sufficient for most tasks around the yard. However, if you have a large yard or need to reach multiple areas, you may want to opt for a longer hose (such as a 75-foot or 100-foot hose).