What To Know About Choosing A Hose

What To Know About Choosing A Hose


Gardening and lawn upkeep alike have become an important part of home landscaping practices in recent years. It has become widely known that the exterior of one’s home is just as important as the interior when it comes to the overall value of a home, and can even raise the market value of the home should the home owners ever decide to put the home up for sale. It’s important to note as well that a nicely kept up exterior to a home can make spending time outside in your outdoor spaces even the more enjoyable.

If you are planning on updating your garden, it’s important to keep a good garden hose on hand. When you are in the market for a new water hose, looking at each hose manufacturer carefully is ideal. A hose manufacturer is likely to offer a wide variety of hoses, from the sprinkler hose to the soaker hose to a simple water hose. If you are not sure what these distinctions are, the hose manufacturer of your choosing will be able to fill you in on all the details that you need to know and therefore help you to make the purchase of hose that is right for you.

First of all, when choosing a hose manufacturer it is important to consider the lengths of hoses that they have in stock. The length of hose that you ultimately end up choosing should be based on how much yard space you have, and how much lawn upkeep you will need to do to cover that distance. The typical garden hose can be as short as twenty five feet long – but some even extend up to one hundred feet long in total. A hose manufacturer is likely to make both longer and shorter garden hoses, but it is still important to keep in mind what your garden hose needs are before making a final decision and purchase.

And though many people don’t initially think of it, a hose manufacturer can tell you the importance of the diameter of the hose. The diameter of the hose – the distance across the opening of it – will help to control how much water comes out at once. For instance, a hose that has a diameter that measures three quarters of an inch can give as much as three times the water in the same amount of time that a hose with a diameter measuring half an inch would reasonably be able to do. This can be important depending on the type of gardening or landscaping that you are doing, as well as for hooking a hose up to attachments such as a sprinkler system. Fortunately, most people are fine with the standard garden hose diameters, which range from half an inch to three quarters of an inch. Most sprinkler systems and other such add ons will be within this range as well, making it easy to use such tools as needed.

For the devoted gardener, the watering of the lawn is an important task. A lawn should receive about an inch of water across the whole of it every time it is watered. For those who are busy or who have physical impairments, a sprinkler system can be the ideal way to accomplish such a task. A sprinkler system, when used correctly, can take as little as sixty minutes – just an hour – to adequately water a lawn. When speaking of an average sized lawn, it is unlikely that it will take more than an hour and a half to complete the watering process when implementing a sprinkler system.