Garden Hoses Anchorage AK

See below for information and content on garden hoses and for garden supply stores in Anchorage, AK that give access to garden hose nozzles, garden hose accessories, garden hose reels, garden hose holders, vinyl garden hoses, and sprinkler hoses, as well as advice and content on gardening and gardening supplies.

Aurora Nursery
(907) 746-6811
2610 Minnesota Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
P & M Garden Services Inc
(907) 694-9293
Mi 3 1/2 Eagle River Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Tryck Nursery
(907) 345-2507
Rabbit Creek Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Bells Nursery & Gifts
(907) 243-1020
7653 Cranberry St
Anchorage, AK
 
Evergreen Nursery & Garden Center
(907) 522-2500
11580 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Bush Landscaping & Nursery
(907) 344-2775
2848 Lore Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Botanical Garden
(907) 770-3692
4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd
Anchorage, AK
 
Alaska Mill Feed & Garden
(907) 276-6016
1501 E 1st Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
In The Garden
(907) 346-4247
1401 Labar St
Anchorage, AK
 
Evergreen Nursery & Garden Center
(907) 344-2588
12580 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 

Garden Hose | Tips for using and storing your garden hose

Tips for using and storing your garden hose

A reliable garden hose is an essential home maintenance tool for any homeowner with a yard. Even with modern automatic irrigation systems, there are many tasks for which a garden hose is still a necessity.

How to Choose the Best Garden Hose

Selecting the right garden hose for your needs requires attention to a few factors, which in turn determine the price of the hose. Considerations when choosing a garden hose include:

  • Material. Most garden hoses are either vinyl or rubber. Vinyl hoses are lightweight and inexpensive, while rubber hoses are more durable and a bit pricier. Reinforced hoses are also more expensive, but are less likely to kink and will last longer when exposed to variations in temperature.
  • Ply. A ply is essentially a layer of material; the more plies in a garden hose, the stronger it is. One- to six-ply garden hoses are the most common.
  • Length. To determine the length you will need, measure from the hose bib to the furthest spot you will need to water. Most garden hoses range from 25 to 100 feet in length.
  • Diameter. The most common hose diameters are ¾-inch and ⅝-inch, but ½-inch and 1-inch hose diameters are also available. The diameter affects the water flow rate.
  • Options. Specialty hoses may cost a bit more. Types of specialty hoses include: a flat garden hose, which collapses flat when not filled with water; a soaker hose, which has many tiny holes along its length to slowly water an area (as an alternative to a sprinkler ); and a recoiling garden hose, which is permanently coiled for ease of storage.
  • Warranty. Garden hoses usually carry warranties ranging from five years to lifetime.

Garden Hose Accessories

Once you have selected the perfect garden hose, it is time to think about how it will be used and stored. If the hose will be needed in many parts of the yard, a garden hose cart, which will be helpful in easily moving the hose, can be a good investment. Some carts inc...

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