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Posted by Teknor Apex on Mar 21, 2024 8:49:25 AM

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Regardless of what types of outdoor activities you’re engaged in, a quality water hose is a necessary outdoor accessory. According to Tulsa People magazine, the flexible hose was invented almost 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. Today, hoses are used for gardening, and lawn care, and are essential for home safety as well. Here are a few things you should look for when you’re shopping for a garden hose.


1. How Long of a Hose Do You Need?

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The hose length matters as it will determine how effective the hose will be. You'll want to measure your yard to determine the longest distance you might need to use the hose. Remember, to include areas such as fire pits and animal watering stations as well. If you regularly have fires on your property, it’s critical that you have a high-quality hose that can reach easily the fire spot.


2. What Diameter of Hose Do You Need?

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The diameter of the hose is also important if you need to dispense a specific amount of water. The wider the diameter, the more water will be flowing through. If you’re unsure of what diameter of hose you need, you can talk with a professional to learn more.


3. What Material Is the Hose Made Of? 

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If you’re in the market for a heavy duty water hose, the material that the hose is made of is also important. Hoses come in vinyl, rubber, metal, and other materials. Most heavy duty water hoses are made of rubber. They are more expensive and heavier, but they can also handle rugged conditions better and are more durable in the long term, making them ideal for heavy-duty farm jobs, landscaping work, or intensive gardening.


4. What Type of Couplings Do You Need?

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Hoses also come with different types of couplings or fittings. You should consider whether you would need couplings made of metal or plastic. Metal fittings are tougher and better suited for heavy watering jobs.


These are just a few details you might want to consider when you’re shopping for a heavy-duty water hose. If you’d like to learn more about landscaping equipment or tools to use on your farm or garden, call Apex Hose today or fill out a form on our website.


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