Keeping your garden hose in good condition is important-it will save you time in dealing with hose kinks and other problems that may occur. Since a well-maintained garden hose can last a long time, it can also save you money! We want to give you some ideas on how to keep garden hoses in good condition.
Storage (for spring and summer)
There are a few different ways to store your garden hose. Here are some options:
Here are some steps on how to coil your hose correctly:
turn off the water connected to the hose
hold your hose a couple feet away from the spigot
create a loop around 3 feet in diameter
while holding onto the loop with one hand, reach a couple feet down the hose and create another loop. Put this loop on top of the first.
Continue making and stacking loops throughout the whole hose
Storage (for winter)
It is important to store your hose in the wintertime if you want it to last. Below are some steps on how to properly store your garden hose in the months of winter:
Store inside — storing your garden hose inside will help it to last longer. A garage (preferably a heated garage) is a great place to store the hose. Make sure that you organize all of the accessories and store them next to the garden hose. You’ll be glad you did this when you need them in the coming spring!