The garden is waking up, and you’re in charge—it’s time to start planting, pruning, and preparing your flower beds.
Garden hoses are an important part of maintaining your home and garden, but before you buy a new hose, there are some important things you need to know. Giraffe Tools has all the information you need to make a good decision.
Types of Garden Hoses
All garden hoses are not created equal. You’ll find there are many sizes, colors, and styles. Some hoses are made of different materials and serve different purposes. Some hoses even have water flow control. The type of hose you select will depend on the type of work you plan to do this summer.
Light/medium-duty garden hoses
Giraffe Tools Light/medium-duty garden hoses include a Hybrid garden hose and New Hybrid Garden Hose. These types of hoses are designed for light use in the garden and low-pressure watering needs. Many of them are made of expertly developed hybrid material from rubber and polymer, the lawn hose is lighter than traditional rubber hose while being abrasion-resistant and durable, they can last through many gardening seasons when you properly care for them.
The New Hybrid water hose Combined with 2 layers of lightweight hybrid and 1 layer of a bursting-resistant polyester mesh, is better quality, lighter weight, and longer lasting. This is the type of hose you need if you are watering delicate plants or simply filling the family pet’s water dish. The standard light-duty garden hose diameter is 5/8″, and most are between 3′ and 100′ in length. Can meet any length you need.
Heavy-duty garden hoses
Heavy-duty garden hoses, such as the Reinforced Garden Hose 5/8″ Water Hose have a larger diameter, which means more water pressure. These hoses are also made of a thicker construction and more durable materials. They are designed for cleanup jobs in addition to watering your plants. You will also find that many heavy-duty garden hoses include extra features, such as kink resistance and crush-proof couplings.
Hybrid Custom water Hose
The amazing part of this hose is that it can be reused. Giraffe Tools garden hose introduces advanced technology with this customizable length garden hose. When the hose breaks during use and you can’t get a replacement in time, you can cut off the defective part and re-install the connector to get a new hose and use it again. The reusability of the hose is greatly improved. Avoid wasting a whole hose with a small break. While saving money, it also protects our environment.
Hybrid Custom Hose With Shut-off Valve
The hybrid custom hose with a shut-off valve is a shut-off valve added to one section of the hose so that you don’t have to turn off the water at the return tap when you want to stop using the water pipe. You can turn off the water source and stop using it at any time, which is very convenient and avoids wasting water.
Garden Hose Sizes
The size of a garden hose refers to its diameter. This is an important consideration when choosing the right garden hose for your project. The wrong size could mean you might not have enough water pressure to get the job done properly.
A 5/8” vs. 1/2″ hose can mean a vast difference in the amount of water pressure your hose generates. Pressure is something you have to consider, especially if you intend to use your hose for outdoor cleaning projects. A 1/2″ diameter hose might be fine for basic watering and such, but you might need a standard garden hose diameter that is larger to cover a bigger area or clean the driveway. Giraffe Tools offers hoses that come in both 5/8” and 1/2” diameters.
Here’s the thing to remember about garden hose dimensions: A larger diameter of a hose carries more water per minute. A larger diameter hose can also be useful in handling differences in water pressure. For example, if you are pushing water uphill through a hose, it will be more beneficial to use a large-diameter hose.
Garden Hose Lengths
The length of the garden hose you select should be determined by your personal needs. You can find hoses in lengths of 5′-100′. Choosing a hose that is too short will prevent you from getting the coverage you need. Selecting a hose that is too long can yield frustration, especially if you are trying to navigate confined areas.
A shorter garden hose is great for watering plants in containers or filling pet dishes. It works best when you have a small coverage area and don’t need a lot of pressure. A longer garden hose is more efficient at covering larger areas and tackling cleaning projects.
If you select a long garden hose, be sure to choose a hose that provides kink resistance. You’ll also want to make sure you get a hose that doesn’t kink at the spigot, and all hoses from Giraffe Tools have good kink resistance. Most people will opt for a long hose with a water stop valve, or install a sprinkler head, as it will be more convenient to use.
One important thing to remember: It is much more efficient to get the garden hose dimensions you require than it is to couple multiple hoses together. Using multiple hoses can create more wear and tear, and it also makes the process of watering more tedious and tiresome when you need to move a hose.
These are the considerations you need to be aware of when purchasing your next garden hose. As a final suggestion, remember that spending a little more for a better-quality hose will likely save you money in the long run. All the garden hoses here at Giraffe Tools have a reputation for durability, and you’ll find that they are made by the top names in the industry.
Now, get out there and make your yard beautiful again!