Here are some things to look for when buying a garden hose:
- Determine the purpose of the hose you are buying (whether you want to water plants, wash your car, yard, etc.).
- Determine how long you need the hose?
Start with standard lengths of 25 feet (10 m), 50 feet (15 m), 75 feet (25 m), or 100 feet (30 m). If the above sizes still do not meet your needs, you can come to us for a custom hose length.
- Determine the thickness of the hose (what diameter should it be).
Most hoses are 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) in diameter and provide about 9 gallons (34 L) of water per minute.
Use thicker (larger diameter) hoses to deliver more water. They range in diameter from 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) to 3/4 inch (1.9 cm). The thicker the hose, the less water pressure will be lost over the driving distance.
Other points to note choose garden hose:
- Which material is best for your climate and watering needs?
If you live in a temperate climate and only need a small amount of water, opt for a vinyl hose. Vinyl is usually cheaper. If you need extra flexibility, look for a hose with multiple layers of reinforcement.
Use a sprinkler or absorbent hose to water your lawn regularly. A sprinkler hose can be placed in one spot on the ground to provide a small amount of water to the surrounding garden or lawn through a series of holes. Soaker Garden Hose are laid above ground or underground to saturate the soil with water.
- Do you need to reinforce the hose to handle more difficult tasks?
If you have a lot of equipment, furniture or sharp objects in your yard that you can drag the hose through, a suitable garden hose may be one with an outer mesh cover that helps prevent hooks and punctures. Our company provides garden hose cart if you need to contact us.
How to Maintain a Garden Hoses:
- Keeping the hose properly can greatly extend its service life. Avoid placing the hose in direct sunlight, as doing so may cause the water inside to boil and cause internal damage. When the weather is cold, avoid bending or kinking the hose. Roll the hose up when not in use to prevent breakage.
- Always pay close attention to the location of the hose to avoid accidental trimming or cutting with the trimmer. Buying hoses for each faucet will save you time and allow you to better choose the right hoses for different jobs.
- Drain hose before freezing temperature to prevent expansion and damage
- Avoid dragging the hose over rough surfaces or areas with sharp objects
- Choose a heavy-duty PVC hose for dense commercial use
Finally, if you are unsure of the size of your purchase, please feel free to contact our garden hose specialists for your service.