You may or may not have heard of a coiled garden hose, or perhaps you have heard about them but haven’t looked up any information about them, until now. Coiled garden hoses are great for certain techniques but are not suitable for many others.
We will discuss what a coiled garden hose is and what they are good for.
What Is A Coiled Garden Hose?
A coiled garden hose is simply a garden hose which is tightly coiled almost like an old style telephone cord. The main advantages of these types of garden hoses is that they require almost no effort to store and bring out of storage for use and are extremely compact.
Best Uses For A Coiled Garden Hose
Since coiled garden hoses are coiled pretty tightly, they are best used for watering plants that may be on your deck or on your patio. You can’t stretch the hose for more than about 10 or so, it really depends on the size of hose you get.
Just imagine trying to turn a corner while having a coiled hose strung out, it would knock your flower pots over and just generally make a mess of the area.
Again, these hoses are made for tight areas. Imagine having a 200 foot garden hose coiled up on the ground in a big mess just to water some flower pots that are 8 feet away.
In my home, I have a hose connection that is on the deck which I use with the coiled garden hose and that hose is specifically for watering my plants. On the side of the house where I have another hose connection is where I have the 200 foot water hose, which I use for the garden and lawn.
Not only does this solve the problems of having to drag the long hose all the way around the house, both uncoiling it, coiling it up and kinking. But it really helps keep my back and arms out of harms way while dragging a long hose.
The coiled garden hose that I recommend is the: Instapark GHN-06.
- 50-ft long (WHEN FULLY EXTENDED) premium EVA coiled garden water hose with brass fittings reaches far and beyond while in use and retracts to its original compact form for easy and convenient storage after use, a 7-pattern spray nozzle is included;
- Lightweight, yet strong and durable and UV-resistant EVA construction and coiled design for kink-free, tangle-free, hassle-free, effortless handling, ideal for outdoors, gardens, yards, lawns, greenhouses, flowerbeds, and etc;
- 7-pattern (Jet, Shower, Flat, Center, Cone, Full, and Mist) pressure-adjustable spray nozzle, selectable for your specific application, such as general cleaning, gardening, car washing, and showering pets;
- Anti-corrosion brass fitting attaches to any standard (GHS) garden water faucet.
So, now that your up to speed a little bit on coiled garden hoses, go out and get yourself one and enjoy the simple benefits of having the right hose for the right job.