Garden Hose Buying Tips You Should Know

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Of course, we all know that having a garden hose is necessary for anyone who has a garden or shrubs and plants around their home. But, not everyone knows what to be aware of when it comes to buying a new garden hose. Here are 3 quick tips you should know before shopping for your next hose.

1. Buy a long enough hose.

Always be sure that you buy a garden hose that is long enough for your needs. I know that sounds pretty basic, but you would be surprised at how often I hear about folks who try to save a couple of dollars by purchasing a shorter hose, only to discover they can not water the plants in the back of their yard. This is one case where having too much hose can be a good thing. You'll save yourself some frustration of having to go out and spend more money on buying more hose.

2. Buy a quality garden hose.

Spend a little extra money on a good quality garden hose. You will be much happier for it in the long run. Prices can vary widely, but generally you will be looking at $30 for a quality 50 foot hose.

Another thing to keep in mind is that cheap garden hoses will only aggravate you over the course of a summer. They constantly kink up, leak, and cause other unnecessary problems as well. Look for at least a 6-ply rubber hose, but an 8-ply hose will be your best bet.

3. Look for other features.

Any high quality garden hose will come with a warranty. But, be sure to look at other features as well. Things like burst strength and the quality of the couplings are items that can really make a difference.

Having a good quality garden hose will make your outdoor watering much more enjoyable. Keep these tips in mind when you are shopping for your next hose.

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Author: Terry Edwards
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