ISSUE 8  |  Water Crisis

5 Quick Fixes: Garden Hose Management

February 27, 2014 7:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Beyond the standard issue hose hanger; five practical and innovative ideas to detangle the garden hose and keep it off the ground.

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Above: The galvanized Steel Hose Hanger from Swiss company Alba Krapf hangs on to any existing tap wall mounting, neatly solving the problem of where to stow the garden hose; €19 at Manufactum.


Above: Old wooden textile spools (found at antique shops and flea markets) bolted to a backyard fence create a hose hangar. Via Sunset.


Above: An industrial-strength steel bracket is bolted to a deck support beam for instant hose storage. Via Modern Cottage. A comparable steel Handrail Bracket could serve the same function; $16.76 from RB Wagner.

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Above: This Galvanized Bucket bolted to the wall not only serves as a hose hanger, but also as a caddy for the sprinkler (or other gardening implements); $13.99 at Amazon. Go to Martha Stewart for instructions.

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Above: Another simple bucket solution: store your hose in a large galvanized wash tub, like the Behrens 35-Gallon Round Steel Tub ($46.80 at Amazon). Via Addicted to Homes.

N.B. This is an update of a post that originally published on May 23, 2012.