Find the right space.
Your new hose holder needs to be somewhere that it won’t get in the way. In other words, don’t hang it where your car could hit it, or where a lawnmower or weed whacker will get tangled up in it. You can use the same basic idea for any outdoor space—it’s a great option for storage between your house and garage, or around the corner of your house rather than directly on the side of it. For my project, I chose a spot along my fence line:
Since this is a decorative hose holder and not just some ugly old hook, you want to think about how it looks as well as how much work is involved in attaching it to the wall. Some hook models are easier to install than others. This one uses screws, but many use nails and some require more complicated installation procedures.
Drill pilot holes.
Make a pilot hole in the wooden fence to make it easier to start the screws. You’ll want to use a drill with a diameter of about 1.5 mm, and find your perfect fit based on what size you have at hand. Once you’ve done this, you can then drill straight down into the wood and easily add a screw which will hold the hose reel in place.
Hang your hooks.
Next, you’ll need to hang the hooks.
- Choose the right height. Measure out 12 to 18 inches from your hose reel and mark that spot on your wall as a guideline for where you’ll want to hang the hooks. This will give you enough room to easily pull off the hose from the reel without pulling it off of its hooks, too.
- Use sturdy metal hooks that won’t break under pressure—and make sure they can hold up against the weight of a full garden hose without pulling out of their anchors in the wall.
- Space them evenly down the board so there’s about 7 inches between each hook (depending on how long your hose is). Having evenly spaced hooks makes it easy to wrap and unwrap your hose so it doesn’t get tangled or caught on itself as it hangs in place—and gives you an easy way to hang more than one garden hose if needed
You can get your hose off the ground by finding a wall to hang it on and attaching some sturdy hooks.
Oops! Click Regenerate Content below to try generating this section again.Have you ever needed to use your hose, but found it all tangled up and in the way? Have you ever accidentally trod on it, only to find yourself flat on your face? And have you ever wanted to hide that hose neatly out of sight, so you can enjoy a hose-free lawn in the summertime?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’ve got some ideas for you.
There’s no need to spend big bucks on custom hose systems or contraptions. Try these methods to get your hose out of the way with low-tech solutions.
Let’s be honest: sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.
That’s why, when it comes to storing your garden hose, we’re going to suggest a method that is so low-tech, you won’t believe it: just roll it up and hide it behind some plants.
I know what you’re thinking. “But I have a modern, minimalist garden! I can’t roll up my hose like a caveman!” Ah, but you can, and for good reason. If you have a modern garden, you don’t have much space to store your hose—but if you don’t store your hose, it’ll get tangled up with your plants and even get damaged by the sun’s harsh rays when it sits out in the open too long.
So what’s a minimalist gardener to do? Well… just put that bad boy behind some shrubbery! You can use almost any type of plant as a screen for your hose storage area, but we recommend using something leafy and dense, like hydrangeas or rhododendrons. They’re beautiful and add visual interest to your landscape—and all the while they’re hiding your unsightly garden hose from view.
So go ahead and give it a try today!
There’s nothing worse than getting your lawn mower out to mow your lawn and realizing you can’t find the hose. Or maybe you found the hose, but it’s tangled and unusable. Or maybe you were able to untangle it, but now it’s in the way of your new flower garden.
Instead of spending hours trying to wrangle the hose into a useable state, why not just store it neatly in the first place? Here are a few options for low-tech solutions that will keep your hose out of the way while still being readily accessible when you need it.
When it comes to garden care, there are a lot of high-tech solutions out there. You can get lawn mowers that do all the work for you, sprinklers that shoot water in perfect squares and triangles… you can even get an automated lawn aerator that makes a bunch of tiny holes in your lawn so your grass gets more oxygen. But what about the low-tech solutions? The ones that aren’t so much about making your lawn look good as about making it look neat?
Take the hose. It’s not exactly something we’re proud to show off in our yards. It’s bulky and unwieldy, and when you’re done using it, it’s a pain to put away because you can’t just roll it up into a tiny ball like a normal garden hose.
So what’s the solution? How do you keep your hose tidy without investing in some fancy new storage system? Simple: use [product name].
The [product name] is basically just a super-flexible strap with two loops on either end. When you’re done watering your plants, wrap the strap around the middle of your hose. Then pull one loop through the other, and voila! Your hose is out of sight and easy to store—no more
If you’re like us, you hate looking out your window and seeing a garden hose coiled on the ground. It just looks so shabby!
We recently saw one of our neighbors use an old ladder to hang their hose at the side of their house, and it looked amazing!
It’s a low-tech solution that’s easy to do and will make your yard look much nicer.
When you have a garden hose, it can be hard to figure out how to store it when it’s not in use (and no one wants an ugly, tangled mess of rubber in the middle of their beautiful backyard). One solution is to put in an irrigation system with underground pipes and sprinklers, but that can be expensive. Another option is to put up a decorative hose reel, which will keep your hose clean and organized, but those can be quite pricey as well.
Here’s a great way to get the hose out of sight with no new equipment: Use an old broom handle or similar object to create a makeshift hook on top of your garage door track. Then hang the hose from this hook and close the garage door to hide it away! You’ll still have easy access when you need it—just open the door back up.
Let’s face it, garden hoses can be unsightly. They take up space in your yard, they’re hard to store without tripping over them, and they attract ants.
But what if I told you there was a way to hide that hose completely, without spending a ton of money on a fancy hose reel or even needing to drill holes in your wall?
It’s true! And it involves something you probably have lying around the house anyway—a couple of old tires.
Here’s how you do it:
1) Find an old tire (or two). Make sure it’s large enough to store your whole hose. If you want to store multiple hoses, use two tires and stack them on top of each other.
2) Clean out any dirt/debris from your tire. You’re going to be storing your hose inside of this tire, so you’ll want to make sure it’s nice and clean so you don’t get any mud back into the hose itself.
3) Throw some grass seed on the ground where the tire used to sit. You can also plant flowers here, or lay down some mulch! Anything will make this area look nicer than a plain old empty tire. It’ll also help keep