While this term generally refers to garden hose storage, you will find a few other types of hose holders that also fall into this category, like coil or air hose storage. But this site will focus on both functional and decorative garden hose holders and other types of storage containers for this important outdoor tool. You’ll find this convenient storage tool is not only functional, but it can be quite attractive as well, helping you enhance the look and feel of your yard or garden space.
Garden Hose Storage
Finding the best garden hose storage for your needs can make working outside, watering your plants and gardening a lot more fun and and even easier. Even with an intricate sprinkler system you will likely still need a hose and some type of storage containers or a garden hose holder if you have a house.
Luckily there are a lot of choices when it comes to hose storage, from devices that are purely functional to those that also act as a decorative accent piece improving the outside décor. But having some way to handle, protect and store this device is important. Proper storage will keep your hoses in better condition and less likely to get kinks, so they are easier to use and will last longer. They will also improve the look of your outdoor area by keeping it neater and more organized.
If you are looking for decorative hose storage for your patio a garden hose storage pot may be a good choice. A hose pot, otherwise known as a garden hose pot, is a type of pot or bowl that can either sit on a patio or deck or can be stored in the garage. You can find these pots with or without a lid. Of course a hose pot with lid will offer greater protection and keep the container and its contents cleaner but one without a lid may be more handy for quick use.
Simply coil the hose in the garden hose storage pot and it will sit neatly in this decorative hose storage container until you are ready to use it again. Copper hose pots are popular because they are durable, attractive and they weather well but if you prefer something different consider resin, wicker, ceramic or terra cotta hose pots.
While you can find a decorative hose reel, most of these reels are more popular for their functionality than their looks. That said it is easy to get a good blend of form and function from this device, this way you don’t feel like this storage device is an eye sore, or strictly utilitarian.
If you plan on leaving the hose storage reel outside look for one that can handle the elements. If you have a hard time with manual hose reels, or if you just don’t like them, look for an automatic or a retractable hose reel that will wind the hose onto the reel for you. Suncast, Ames and Liberty make a lot of nice varieties of garden hose reels whether you are looking for a wall mounted or a portable reel or even a hose reel cart with wheels.
A garden hose caddy is similar to a garden hose reel cart. It is basically a hose reel on wheels, making it easily mobile. The wheels make it easy to move to different areas of the yard or from one water spigot to another. A hose caddy can be incredibly useful for a large yard or property.
A hose rack, sometimes called a garden hose hanger, is simply a device that will allow you to coil your water hose in a hanging position. This helps keep it up off of your lawn so it isn’t in your way and so your yard looks better and more organized. You can either find a wall mount house hanger or a free standing hose stand.
There are a variety of hose storage racks available. You can find decorative hose racks to make this storage device more attractive, something simple and inexpensive that just serves a utilitarian purpose, or even hose hangers that have a small storage area built in them for smaller attachments and accessories. A rack or hose hanger also works well on a hose station, which will allow you to extend a wall faucet that is difficult to reach.
Hose Storage Bag
A hose storage bag is simply a round bag with a zipper where you can easily store your garden hose while you aren’t using it, or for the winter. This provides an inexpensive way to keep it neatly coiled in a waterproof, easy to carry or hang bag.
Coil Hose Holder
A coil garden hose is a little like the old fashioned curly phone cord. It’s natural form is coiled but it will stretch while using it then spring back into it’s coiled form once you are finished using it. Because of this coil hose storage is a little different than regular garden hose storage. The best coil hose holder is a wall mounted basket, although some like to use a hose pot for storage because it is more attractive.
Air Hose Storage
Air hose storage is not unlike water hose storage. The main type available is an air storage reel or for greater ease of use a retractable air hose reel. A coil air hose usually doesn’t require a separate storage container (unless it is built into the air compressor) because it doesn’t take as much space.
Whether air or garden hose the right type of hose storage can help keep this important garden tool in good condition while keeping your outdoor living space organized.