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Storing Garden Hoses

Storing your garden hose properly goes a long way towards making it lasts. Hose storage devices can help prevent kinking, minimize sun damage, and can even add a decorative accent.

Specially designed hose storage pots are one simple and attractive option. You could also try a wall-mounted hose bracket or hook. These can be simple or ornate, and do require proper installation.

Another option is a hose reel with a crank that allows you to wind up the hose. Some models have wheels so you can move them around the yard, while others are stationary.

If you want to make storing your hose even easier, you could try a water-powered hose reel that automatically winds up your hose with the flick of a lever—no manual winding required.

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