From watering plants to cleaning the driveway, there’s one thing that can make the job either a breeze or a bother: your garden hose.

Kinks, leaks, tangles and tripping over an unruly hose can put off even the most avid gardener.

So how can you win the war on watering and enjoy your time outdoors? It’s easier than you might think!

What are your garden hose woes?

Whether you’re gardening in a small space or have the luxury of a large yard, keeping things neat, tidy, and easy to access can be a never-ending challenge.

Perhaps there isn’t enough room for a big bulky hose, or it simply doesn’t reach the areas you want to water. Maybe you’re tired of tripping (or driving!) over the hose, or having the hand spray leak or pop off from pressure.

These are just some of the most common hose problems that can make you want to give up gardening altogether. But the good news is that you don’t have to.

A better way to water

From fixing kinks to avoiding clutter, there’s a simple fix to almost any garden hose problem: a handy hose reel, cart or retractable system. This will keep your garden hose safely stowed until you need it next – as well as make it easy to carry around your outdoor space.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Retractable hose reel

An excellent option is a retractable hose reel, which allows you to pull the hose out to any length you like, and then slowly and smoothly rewinds back into itself to keep your garden tidy.

Our pick: Pope Auto Wind Hose Reels. Available in three hose lengths 12m, 20m, 30m, they feature super strong Perma Fit® hose connections for guaranteed leak-free watering. The reel can be mounted securely to a wall or post and will pivot 180 degrees making it super easy to water your garden.

Small garden hose reel

For small space gardening on a balcony or courtyard, you need a compact and lightweight hose setup that won’t look out of place and can be neatly tucked away.

Our pick: Pope Small Garden Hose Reel. This lightweight and portable all-in-one reel comes ready to use with a 10m x 8mm garden hose, 1.5m tap-to-reel hose and adjustable nozzle. Simply pull the hose out to the desired length to water, then roll back up with the knob on the front for an easy and compact watering solution.

Flexible hose reel

If you want a simple solution that you can mount to a wall or locate near a tap in the garden, a simple hose reel set ticks all the boxes.

Our pick: Pope Complete Reel. This all-in-one solution comes with a 15-metre medium duty garden hose, multi-pattern hand spray and tap to reel hose, so you can get started watering straight away! The garden hose features Pope’s unique super-strong Perma Fit® hose connections to ensure no leaks while you water.

Hose cart

For bigger yards, a hose cart makes it easy to water anywhere. You can simply wheel it around with you, and then neatly store the hose when you’re done.

Our pick: Pope Cart Away. The built-in layering guide makes hose winding hassle-free, while the large wheels make it easy to manoeuvre around the garden. The Cart Away comes supplied with a 20-metre medium duty garden hose, a 1.2 tap to reel hose and the full cover case will protect and prolong the life of the hose.

Choosing the right garden hose solution

Whether you’re watering the flowers or washing the car, the right garden hose setup can help you get the job done without any hassles or headaches. When choosing the right hose reel or cart for you, be sure to consider the size of your garden and location of your water source.

Pope makes it easy to find your fit and enjoy a better way to water. Discover the full range today.

All images: Supplied.

This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with Pope.