Getting water from your tap to your garden plants effectively is critical in maintaining a happy and healthy garden. Hozelock are here to help with some great and innovative products!

For most of us the main way of watering is by hose, and hoses can be a major source of frustration when they split, leak, twist and kink, not to mention when the connectors blow off at the tap! Kim gives us some great tips to fix these common problems.

Firstly the connectors. If you have a connector that constantly blows off at the tap then it’s time to replace it. Keep an eye out at your nearest Mitre 10 or Masters store for Hozelock connectors – robust and with a special anti-kink tail feature, these beauties will make your watering experience a whole lot easier.

Now on to the hose. You’re guaranteed you get what you pay for in hoses. Good quality hoses are UV protected, meaning they will put up with our harsh summer sun. Another thing about quality hoses is the way they are constructed. Cheap hoses are thin-walled and generally easy to crush, while quality types like the Hozelock Ultimate hose is made of a reinforced 5 layered knitted structure with to improve durability, flexibility and kink resistance. Plus they come with a 30 year guarantee!

Tap timers automatically make garden watering so much easier, especially if you install the right type that’s simple to operate. Kim recommends the Electronic Water Timer, which you’ll find at Mitre 10 and Masters.


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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.