Saturday, November 06, 2010

Garden Gadget of the Week: Hose Storage

I have three hose bib locations around my house where I like to keep garden hoses for hand-watering. One of these locations is a patio area which is outside a bedroom door. I have been looking for a hose storage solution which is aesthetic and functional. While shopping at my local hardware shop I found the Suncast All-weather Wicker Hose Pot.

I had looked at a few ceramic and metal hose pots. I did not like the fact that there were only three small drainage holes at the bottom in these types of pots. This wicker basket is virtually open at the bottom allowing any water which enters the basket immediate drainage. I could also imagine the ceramic pots becoming chipped or cracked. The location of this pot is under an overhang so it won't be exposed to sun and rain directly.

* 80' of 5/8" hose capacity
* Comes fully assembled
* Stylish wicker design enhances any patio
* Weather resistant - no maintenance

The hose feeds through a large hole at the bottom of the pot to reach the hose bib. After use, I circle the hose around the inside of the pot. It really doesn't take much longer than storage containers with a winding mechanism.

Now I just need to dress up my hose in some "Hose Clothes" from Dirt Couture to finish the look!

1 comment:

hose adapters said...

Nice idea! Why i didn't think of that. Anyway, I also have unused basket in my stock room. Thanks for sharing this post. I've got an idea.



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