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The Basics of Garden Hose Maintenance and Storage

The Basics of Garden Hose Maintenance and Storage
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  1. What is the best way to store a garden hose?
  2. What can I do with my old hose?
  3. Is it OK to leave garden hose outside in winter?
  4. How often should you replace your garden hose?
  5. How do I protect my garden hose from the sun?
  6. What is the longest garden hose available?
  7. Can I put garden hose in recycle bin?
  8. Can you throw away a garden hose?

What is the best way to store a garden hose?

Double-duty reel keeps your garden hose neat and kink free. Hang it on its wall bracket for easy hose storage, then lift it out to use as a portable, free-standing reel. Holds up to 150' of ½” hose or 50' of 5/8” hose. Includes leak-free, quick-connect fittings for attaching your hoses.

What can I do with my old hose?

10 Uses For An Old Garden Hose

  1. Protect Your Car. Our two-car garage is just barely big enough to fit both my SUV and my husband's truck. ...
  2. Soaker Hose. You can turn an old hose into a soaker system for watering your garden! ...
  3. Protect Blades. ...
  4. Easy Gripping. ...
  5. Safe Swinging. ...
  6. Gentle Watering. ...
  7. Hang Tools. ...
  8. Trap Earwigs.

Is it OK to leave garden hose outside in winter?

A garden hose left outdoors in freezing temperatures is susceptible to damage, such as cracking. A frozen garden hose can burst, because water inside the hose expands as it freezes, causing damage. ... Leaving a hose outdoors all winter is ok, however, provided it has been drained of its water.

How often should you replace your garden hose?

A good garden hose should last five to 10 years with proper care, but you'll need to replace that hose a whole lot sooner if you don't maintain it the right way.

How do I protect my garden hose from the sun?

Protect Garden Hoses From Sun Damage: UV light from the sun slowly destroys plastics, so if you can't keep your garden hose out of the sun, wipe it down with some Armor All or similar protectant in the spring and again midsummer.

What is the longest garden hose available?

Length. Garden hoses are available in increments of 25 feet, usually 25 to 100 feet in total length. Water pressure diminishes as the hose length increases, so buy a hose that's long enough to reach where you'll be using it and no longer.

Can I put garden hose in recycle bin?

Please discard it in the trash. The number one thing you don't want to do with an old garden hose is put it in the recycling bin. It can muck things up. ... A single tangler can cause a massive disruption for recycling facilities, potentially resulting in safety issues for workers and mechanical issues for machinery.

Can you throw away a garden hose?

Although you might think garden hoses are recyclable because they're made out of plastic, they actually need to be put in the garbage. Garden hoses are one of the most dangerous items to accidentally toss in your recycling. Why? They are long, unruly and can wrap around sorting machinery.

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