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Tips for watering wisely

Watering your garden is vital for keeping plants healthy and vibrant.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our friendly team has expert advice to make every gardening job easier including watering. They can help you choose the best tools to suit your individual needs.

Here’s a guide to the essential watering tools that will help your garden thrive.

Hoses

A good garden hose is a must-have. Hoses come in different lengths and materials, and some feature anti-kink technology to ensure a steady water flow. With a spray nozzle, you can adjust the water pressure and pattern, making it suitable for all your watering needs.

Make sure you purchase a hose that’s long enough to reach all areas of your garden and consider a multi-pattern spray nozzle for versatility.

Hose reels and carts

A hose reel helps to keep your garden hose organised and tangle-free, extending its lifespan. Both wall-mounted and portable options are available, making it easy to store your hose neatly. If you need a hose that’s easily transportable consider investing in a hose cart so you can reach all areas easily!

Sprinklers

Sprinklers are excellent for covering large areas of your garden. They come in various types, such as oscillating, rotary and stationary. Choose a sprinkler based on the size and shape of your garden. Oscillating sprinklers are great for rectangular areas, while rotary ones work well for circular patches.

Sprayer attachments

Sprayer attachments for hoses or watering cans can help distribute water more effectively. Multi-function spray heads offer various patterns, making them versatile for different watering needs, from misting delicate seedlings to soaking garden beds. We suggest using a fine mist for seedlings and a gentle shower for mature plants, simply adjust the spray pattern to match the plant’s needs!

EcoLine collection

This range has plastic components made from more than 65% recycled material and is sustainably made, aesthetically designed and durably built. It contains a hose, sprayer, sprinkler and a basic kit with connectors.

Irrigation systems

Irrigation systems automate watering, ensuring your plants get the right amount even when you’re not around. Drip irrigation, for example, delivers water directly to the roots, minimising evaporation and run off. These systems can be equipped with timers and moisture sensors for accuracy.

Watering cans

Watering cans are perfect for precise watering. They are especially useful for potted plants and delicate seedlings. Available in various sizes and designs, a watering can with a detachable rose spout helps disperse water gently, preventing soil disruption. Our houseplant department also stocks smaller cans for your indoor plants.

Water butts

Water butts are an eco-friendly way to collect and store rainwater. Connecting them to your downpipes allows you to harvest rainwater. This helps reduce your water bill and conserves water resources a great tool if you’re in an area susceptible to hose pipe bans.

Water wisely to ensure your garden stays healthy and vibrant throughout the summer months. Using the right tools will make watering your plants easier and more effective.

Water either early in the morning or later in the evening during the warmer months.