Do you love gardening, but not the time and effort it takes to keep everything well watered? Then put down the watering can and get ready to supercharge your garden hose, because we’ve compiled 5 easy ways to keep your garden blooming. Best of all, you won’t have to set up an irrigation system.
1. Soaker hose
A soaker hose is ideal for watering lawns, nature strips and driveways as they are easy to use. Just roll out and connect to a garden hose. The soaker hose will deliver a mist-like spray coverage to your garden area. Ensure you store your soaker hose out of the harsh Australian sun when not in use for longevity.
Our pick: Pope Soaker Hoses, which feature wide-based fins either side to prevent kinking and twisting. Available in 7.5m, 10m and 15m lengths they also come with a snap-on connector and adaptor, so you can connect other soaker hoses up to 30 metres.
2. Hand spray gun
Now for a watering essential that gives you the biggest bang for your buck: a hand spray gun. This inexpensive bit of kit has a variety of watering patterns, so you can tackle any task with ease – from gently soaking seedlings, to jet-washing the car. It’s also one of the most effective ways to keep your potted plants thriving, since you can control how much water they get.
Our pick: Pope Deluxe Hand Spray. Featuring seven watering patterns to suit your various needs. It has a strong metal built body for durability and a front trigger for comfortable use. It comes with an adaptor so you can attach it to any 12mm or 18mm garden hose, and it even has a trigger lock and rear flow control so your hand won’t get tired.
3. Weeper hose
A weeper hose is a simple roll-out drip watering system that is specially designed to water garden beds more effectively. Simply connect it to your garden hose and the water will weep through lots of little pores along the entire length of hose, gently delivering water close soaking your garden beds and borders.
Our pick: Pope Water Weeper®. Available in 15m and 30m lengths, they come fitted with a flow regulator making it easy to adjust water flow to suit the plants needs. Cover the Water Weeper hose with mulch to improve water efficiency and reduce evaporation.
4. Square sprinkler
If you have a square-shaped courtyard or garden, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to get water into every corner. That’s where a simple square sprinkler comes in. Just attach it to your garden hose, and it will produce a square watering pattern.
Our pick: Pope Square Sprinkler. A sturdy metal sprinkler suitable for medium water pressure watering, it can withstand the harshest Aussie summers and provides coverage of 9 metres by 9 metres.
5. Oscillating sprinkler
Rounding out our top 5 plug-and-go watering essentials is an oscillating sprinkler. This is a very handy item if you need to water a rectangular-shaped garden or lawn, as it can cover the entire area. And because the water flows up and down like rain, it ensures your lawn and plants get the right amount of water for their needs.
Our pick: Pope Rainmaker Oscillator. It provides a rectangular pattern, perfect for watering medium to large gardens up to 16 metres by 14 metres. You can easily adjust the range adjustment collar to suit your lawn shape and size. The patented sled base design allows for easy movement when pulling the hose and dragging the sprinkler around the lawn.
Enjoy a better way to water
With these 5 gardening essentials, you’ll be up and watering in no time – and all without having to worry about installing irrigation. Pope makes it easy to find your fit and enjoy a better way to water. Discover the full range today.
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This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with Pope.