Some Tips for You When Choosing Garden Hoses

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(Summary description)Remember to care for your garden hose. Avoid leaving it full of water with a closed nozzle for extended periods, as constant pressure can weaken the material. Protect hoses from hot sun exposure, and monitor them for leaks and cracks regularly. With proper care, your garden hose can last longer and remain a reliable tool for your gardening needs.

Some Tips for You When Choosing Garden Hoses

(Summary description)Remember to care for your garden hose. Avoid leaving it full of water with a closed nozzle for extended periods, as constant pressure can weaken the material. Protect hoses from hot sun exposure, and monitor them for leaks and cracks regularly. With proper care, your garden hose can last longer and remain a reliable tool for your gardening needs.

  • Categories:Industry News
  • Author:Papageno Group
  • Origin:Original
  • Time of issue:2024-01-05
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Some Tips for You When Choosing Garden Hoses

 

Garden hoses come in various lengths, ranging from ten to 100 feet, with the most common size being 50 feet. If you have a small patio or garden, a 20-foot hose may be more suitable than the standard 50 feet. To determine the right length, measure the distance to the farthest part of your garden and add ten feet for corners. For extensive rose gardens, a 100-foot hose may be considered, though managing such length can be challenging, and they are often associated with construction use. Connecting two 50-foot hoses is a practical solution for reaching distant areas.

 

 

The longer the hose, the heavier it becomes to maneuver through garden beds. Garden hoses are crafted from materials designed for outdoor use, such as vinyl/PVC, polyurethane, rubber, or metal. Diameters typically range from 1/2 to 5/8 inches, influencing water flow rates. A 5/8-inch hose allows for 17 gallons per minute, while a 1/2-inch hose delivers around nine gallons per minute. Pay attention to pounds per square inch (psi), especially the burst psi, to gauge water pressure.

 

 

Knowing your home's water pressure (typically 40 to 80 psi) is crucial. Highly rated hoses should have a psi at least four times your home’s water pressure, considering potential pressure increases when using a spray nozzle. Hose durability is influenced by the material and the number of plys; rubber hoses are stronger than vinyl. Two to three plys are light-duty, four plys are medium-duty, and heavy-duty hoses have five or more plys, often reinforced with nylon, tire cord, or mesh.

 

 

Rubber hoses are the most durable but heavier, while vinyl hoses are less expensive and lighter but prone to kinking. Polyurethane hoses are light and flexible but may have a lower psi rate. Coil and kink memory are factors to consider; rubber hoses have the least memory, while vinyl hoses have the most. Specifically, we want to recommend you our anti-kink PVC crocheting garden hoses, which have been improved a lot. It resists kinking and twisting, featuring a durable PVC material reinforced with polyester yarn for added strength and flexibility.

 

 

Remember to care for your garden hose. Avoid leaving it full of water with a closed nozzle for extended periods, as constant pressure can weaken the material. Protect hoses from hot sun exposure, and monitor them for leaks and cracks regularly. With proper care, your garden hose can last longer and remain a reliable tool for your gardening needs.

 

 

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