Garden Hose Buying Guide

Garden Hose Buying Guide

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Garden hoses are an important part of maintaining your home and garden, but before you buy a new hose, there are some important things you need to know. Swan has all the information you need to make a good decision.

Get to Know Garden Hose Layers Before You Buy

Get to Know Garden Hose Layers Before You Buy

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Most everyone is familiar with a garden hose. Using one is the best way to transport water around outside.
Drinking From A Hose

Drinking From A Hose

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You may remember back to the days when you were a kid, and your parents would tell you not to drink out of the hose.
The Flow Rate of a Garden Hose

The Flow Rate of a Garden Hose

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One of the most important tasks for a gardener is efficient and effective watering.
Best Garden Hoses: Our Recommendations

Best Garden Hoses: Our Recommendations

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So, it's time to get a new water hose for your outdoor projects. The kind of hose you'll want to purchase depends upon your specific needs. We've compiled a list of the best garden hoses in a number of categories.

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Kink-Resistant Hoses

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What Is the Best Non-Kink Garden Hose?

What Is the Best Non-Kink Garden Hose?

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When shopping for a garden hose, you’ll notice that not only do they come in all different sizes and lengths, but they also have different features depending on your watering needs.

Farm Hoses

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Farm Hoses for Agriculture: Features to Look For Before Buying

Farm Hoses for Agriculture: Features to Look For Before Buying

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It’s no secret that different hoses have a variety of applications and uses.

All-Weather Hoses

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Cold-Weather Hoses: Benefits and Recommendations

Cold-Weather Hoses: Benefits and Recommendations

Swan’s rubber garden hoses are an excellent choice for a cold-weather water hose. Many models are made of an exclusive rubber formula that makes them twice as strong than standard rubber hoses and yet 40 percent lighter. In addition, these cold-weather hoses are more resistant to cracking, with many remaining flexible down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes them better suited for watering plants in winter’s colder temperatures than traditional PVC garden hoses, which often harden and/or crack at temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Hose Repair & Storage

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Garden Hose Storage—Tips and Tricks for the Everyday Gardener

Garden Hose Storage—Tips and Tricks for the Everyday Gardener

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Properly storing your hose is one of the easiest ways to ensure you get the longest possible lifetime out of it.
How to Mend a Garden Hose

How to Mend a Garden Hose

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Gardening is something of a constant fight against Murphy’s Law. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

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A common issue that any gardener or homeowner will likely run into one day is the problem of a leaky spigot.
Garden and Soaker Hose Winter Preparation: How-Tos and Tips

Garden and Soaker Hose Winter Preparation: How-Tos and Tips

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During the spring and summer, your garden and soaker hoses are your best friends.
How to Maintain Your Hose and Extend Its Life

How to Maintain Your Hose and Extend Its Life

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Hoses are a necessary part of any household, and as such, they should be treated with care. Properly maintaining your hose means not having to purchase a new one because your current no longer works due to preventable damage.