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Long water hose for outdoor use: Optimal range for garden watering - by Benson - Swedish Design

Long water hose for outdoor use: Optimal range for garden watering

Using a long water hose for outdoor use is crucial to achieving optimal range and to make your work smoother and more efficient when it comes to garden watering

Advantages of a long water hose for outdoor activities

1. Its range - It embraces the entire garden

With a long water hose, garden watering becomes a dance through the greens. With a long water hose, you can easily reach your entire garden without having to move the water source or use multiple shorter hoses. This allows you to smoothly and easily water flowers, shrubs, and vegetables regardless of where they are located.

2. Reduces time consumption - Creates time for garden joy

Instead of spending time moving the hose around to different water sources and adjusting the hose's position, you can instead focus more time on enjoying your garden.

3. Cares for the delicacy of plants

With a long water hose, you avoid stepping on your delicate plants when watering. You can now easily and comfortably stay on walkways and lawns while reaching the most remote parts of the garden.

4. Reduces water stress - Nourishes the roots with love

A long water hose is like an outstretched hand that delivers water directly to the plant roots, reducing the risk of water stress, which is when plants do not get enough water for their needs. This is especially important during dry periods when plants need extra water.

5. Versatility - Can be used for more useful purposes

In addition to watering garden plants, a long water hose can easily be used for a variety of other purposes such as cleaning dirty garden tools, washing garden furniture, cleaning outdoor areas, or making your car sparkling clean, and much more.

6. Elegant and smooth storage

A long water hose is often designed to be easy to roll up and store when not in use - like our flexible Deluxe Water Hose that expands when you turn on the water and contracts when you turn off the water, minimizing tangles and knots on the water hose and making it easy to unroll, retract, and store!

Choosing the right length of the hose for your needs

Choosing the right length of your water hose is a personal and practical consideration that should be tailored to your garden size and your usage needs. If you have a large garden with many areas to water or if you need to use the water hose for other purposes such as washing the car or cleaning garden tools, a longer water hose may be more versatile and practical. However, longer hoses can easily tangle and can be difficult to store. One solution to this is to choose a hose that expands under water pressure and then contracts when the water is turned off.

Practical tips to prevent hose tangles during use

Hose tangles can be frustrating when trying to use your water hose. Here are some practical tips to avoid hose tangles on your water hose.

Use customized storage for your hose

One of the most important measures to prevent hose tangles is to store your water hose correctly. Use a hose reel or a hose hanger to keep your hose neatly coiled to prevent tangles and knots on the hose.

Avoid twisting the hose

Avoid twisting your water hose when using it. Keep the hose straight and avoid pulling it when turning around obstacles or corners.

Use the right length

Choose a water hose with a length that suits your needs. A hose that is too long for your needs can be cumbersome and heavy to handle and can increase the risk of tangles.

Choose a high-quality water hose

Invest in a high-quality water hose that is less prone to bending or knotting.

Choose an expandable water hose

A water hose that expands under water pressure and then contracts when the water is turned off - takes up little space when stored and prevents tangles and knots.

Keep the hose clean

Clean the water hose regularly both externally and internally, as the buildup of dirt, gravel, debris, and deposits can affect the water flow and the quality of your water hose and can contribute to tangles when they get stuck inside the hose's tube or on the outside of the water hose. After using your water hose, rinse it off and use a soft and gentle brush or cloth to clean the surface. You can use a mild soap solution for cleaning and then rinse with clean water.

Check hose connections

Ensure that the connections on the water hose are properly secured. Loose or poor connections can increase the risk of the hose bending or forming knots.

Avoid sun and frost

After use, it is important to always drain the water hose of water. To ensure its durability and avoid potential problems like tangles and leaks, avoid storing it in direct sunlight and in the cold. Both sun and cold can make the material stiffer and more brittle. Therefore, it is good to store your water hose indoors when not in use.

Avoid pulling strain

When using the water hose, avoid jerking or pulling it forcefully. It can cause the water hose to twist and tangle. Always pull gently and evenly.

Inspect the water hose regularly

Regularly check your water hose for any damage or signs of wear that can cause hose tangles, knots, and reduced function. Address the problems you find to prevent them from getting worse and eventually causing the hose to break completely.

By following these practical tips above, you can minimize the risk of hose tangles and make your garden work requiring a water hose much more efficient, convenient, and smoother!

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