Gardening 101: 3 Easy-To-Grow Vegetables

by Teknor Apex Aug 15, 2018 3:49:40 PM

If you're new to gardening, it's best to start small and work your way up to more complicated vegetables. Here are some easy-to-grow vegetables for the fledgling home gardener.

Pole beans

Once you plant your pole beans in warm, spring soil, all you need to do is install a sturdy trellis for the vines to wrap around. Water occasionally with a flexible garden hose to deliver safe water to your plant. Harvesting is a breeze once they fully mature since the beans will be upright, no digging required. An added bonus is that pole beans are one of the beans that produce for the longest, so you'll be able to convince your friends that you're just as adept as Jack and his beanstalk. 


Even though cucumbers grow to be pretty large, they thrive in compact habitats when they're grown vertically. They're easy to grow with the occasional watering from your garden hose, but they need to grow for a long time. It's recommended you plant them in early spring and harvest them your last frost. Your handy trellis is recommended for cucumbers too. If you opt to grow bush cucumbers in a container, be sure to water more frequently with your soaker hose since containers dry out soil more quickly. 


This fast-growing green plant is easy to grow and gives you almost instant gratification. You can harvest leaves in as little as a month while you can collect the whole plant between 60 and 80 days. 

Like bush cucumbers, you can opt to grow lettuce in containers as well. Be sure to keep the soil moist with your flexible garden hose. You might want to get a sprinkler system for larger lettuce gardens -- the plant has a shallow root system, meaning it dries out more quickly than other plants in your garden. For continuous harvest throughout the summer, plant lettuce seeds once every couple weeks. Just don't forget to mark the areas with what time you initially sowed the seeds!

If you want to become one of the 113 million people who garden within the United States, consider planting these three crops to get you started. They're easy to tend with a flexible water hose and don't need heavy duty equipment to get great results. Read More

Need Help Keeping Your Lawn Healthy This Summer? Try This

by Teknor Apex Jul 16, 2018 5:16:03 PM


Summer heat can often damage our lawns unless we take the proper care to maintain them. If you've noticed your lawn looking a little down in the dumps, follow these easy tips to prove the grass is greener on your side of the fence.

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Want to Try Vegetable Gardening? Here’s What You Need

by Teknor Apex Jul 13, 2018 3:30:42 PM


Summer is here and that means it’s time to get dirty -- literally. When you start planning a vegetable garden, it’s easy to overlook some key details in your excitement. Before you start planting your dreams in the dirt, here are five important tools you need to start a proper vegetable garden.

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A Guide to Setting Up a Garden in Your Backyard

by Teknor Apex Jul 12, 2018 11:03:45 AM


As a home gardener, you need the best equipment in order to produce the most delicious results. A good commercial garden hose that has all weather durability should last you around five to 10 years. A nice pair of gloves could last even longer, and a trowel might last a lifetime. What any gardener needs more than tools, though, is a plan.

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5 Essential Golf Course Care Conditions

by Teknor Apex Apr 20, 2018 2:45:44 PM

There are many ways a hose can be used. From industrial purposes to someone's home garden, hoses are an essential water conveyance tool. One commercial use for industrial strength hoses is to keep the grass on golf courses green and healthy. But what exactly does it take to accomplish this feat of landscaping perfection?

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What Makes These 4 Hoses So Different From Each Other?

by Teknor Apex Mar 13, 2018 4:14:29 PM

Sometimes there is more than meets the eye when making a purchase decision. This is especially true when it comes to having a garden hose you can rely on for years to come. Certain design features can make one hose more useful for accomplishing a task than others. As a blatant example, a fire hose is great for putting out fires, but not so great for watering the chrysanthemums. Here are some different types of hoses, and the features that make them useful.  Read More

5 Pro Tips for a Lush and Healthy Lawn

by Teknor Apex Feb 23, 2018 10:23:10 AM

Having a beautiful, well-kept lawn is an immensely satisfying way to landscape your backyard. Freshly cut grass and the intoxicating smell it produces; the feeling of walking barefoot in the summertime though your backyard; the crisp calming blanket of green to soak in while sipping your morning coffee. Joyous. 
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7 Essential Gardening Tools of the Trade

by Teknor Apex Jan 23, 2018 1:54:42 PM

Home gardeners know that if you want a beautiful, flourishing garden, you need the best tools. In order to get the freshest vegetables, there are a number of influential factors you must consider. Devoted gardeners would agree that the following tools and supplies are of the utmost importance. Read More

The Ins and Outs Of Drinking Water Safe Hoses

by Teknor Apex Dec 21, 2017 4:01:52 PM

If you are planning a family camping trip, you should consider purchasing a hose certified for potable water. Typically they are white or blue and range from 10 feet to 50 feet in length. These hoses can even be used for yard work or backyard play at home so you and your kids don't need to go inside to stay hydrated. However, it's best to use these hoses for their intended purpose to ensure your water is always sanitary. However, if you don't own an RV, you might be wondering why you need one.

Why are drinking water safe hoses necessary?

Dirty drinking water can contribute to some unfortunate health consequences. Commercial hose manufacturers typically build hoses used for watering plants or washing cars, so they are made without paying any attention the potential for kids to drink out of them. Lead and phthalates could be present in water from non-water safe hoses.

What are some benefits of having a hose you can drink from?

There are numerous applications for a drinking water safe hose:
  • Filling your RV with water for long camping trips.
  • Watering your garden to produce clean and natural vegetables you can later eat.
  • Not worrying about your kids, or yourself, drinking from the hose outside after a long day in the sun.
  • Filling a kiddie pool with the cleanest possible water.
  • Letting your dog drink from the hose while outside playing.

Lawn Care and Gardening

These hoses are particularly well suited for long days in the sun. Besides being able to drink from them, they have patented anti-kink technology preventing water flow problems. When gardening, you want to make sure all of your plants get a uniform amount of water; not too much, not too little. When you get kinks or flow backups in your hose it can take a lot longer for you to finish watering the plants, and some of them might get unevenly watered. This is especially true for watering your lawn and having a twist or kink that prevents water from flowing freely. Some of your lawn will get more water than the rest, making for patches of uneven growth. When buying a new hose, it can't hurt to go with a water safe choice. In fact, it can hurt if you don't choose a water safe hose. Talk to us today to learn more about the intensive safety precautions our hose manufacturers take to ensure our hoses transport safe drinking water. Read More

How To: Caring for Your Lawn in the Winter

by Teknor Apex Nov 17, 2017 10:24:23 AM

Winter is often thought to be the time when your lawn rests after having grown all spring, summer, and fall long. It's also the time where you can relax from any strenuous landscape work. However, even though 'tis the season to relax your landscaping efforts, you can't forget about your lawn altogether. Whether you realize it or not, there are still things happening underground.

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