Is your garden hose ruining the look of your garden? Don’t know how to store it to make it look pretty?
I know what you mean! We can all admit that garden hoses look kind of unsightly when lying all twisted and tangled on the lawn. Despite their appearance, we still love them because they make watering plants a whole lot easier, especially if they are the non-kink type, which is my personal favorite.
That’s exactly why I have decided to put together a list of garden hose storage ideas — to help you make your garden more beautiful just like I did mine! Number 5 is my favorite, and I am sure you will like it too! Let’s get to it!
- 1 This Tap Station Looks Classic
- 2 You May Like A Romantic Style More
- 3 Make Your Garden Hose Disappear
- 4 Make Your Planter Work Double Duty
- 5 A Bronze Pot With New Purpose
- 6 This One Is For Car Lovers
- 7 Traditional Is Not Boring
- 8 Keep It Functional…
- 9 … And Always Organized
- 10 Give It A Home
- 11 FAQs
- 12 Garden Hose Storage Ideas For A Better Home
- 13 About The Author
This Tap Station Looks Classic
What a beautiful sight to see! Three garden hoses neatly coiled and stored on sleek and classic-looking tap stations.
I had to start my list with a storage idea that works for all homes and all exterior designs. These tap stations are easy to integrate into any garden because of their simple yet classic style that blends well with nature. The black and gray posts make the lawn look even more vibrant and luscious.
Best of all, I love how tap stations like these serve more than one purpose. They keep the garden hose well organized and allow you to get easy access to water through a faucet.
You May Like A Romantic Style More
How romantic do these garden hose caddies look? They would look amazing next to your house, whether it has brick or wood siding.
I believe that a hose caddy with a decorated holder that generously extends like an arm looks more romantic than a tap station. Hose caddies in a black or white finish look the best and are the easiest to style with the rest of your outdoor decor.
Make Your Garden Hose Disappear
Don’t like how your garden hose looks? Has it seen better days? I’ve got an idea! Store it in a hideaway hose box and make it disappear! Problem solved!
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you! People do store their garden hose inside the discrete but pretty resin boxes you see in the picture.
These have a hose reel inside and a crank handle on the side. I’ve found that they make coiling and uncoiling a garden hose very easy.
Make Your Planter Work Double Duty
What a clever idea! Who knew you could use a planter as a hose box with a little bit of skill and creativity? I never expected to use my patio furniture for my coiled hose, but here we are!
You can give your wooden planter a dual purpose by building a storage compartment underneath it. You can leave it at that or install a hose reel inside, as well. You can pick a good garden hose storage for your DIY project from my review list.
Just keep in mind that this garden hose storage idea may take some time and effort to complete.
A Bronze Pot With New Purpose
Is your bronze pot collecting dust in the garage? I suggest you give it a new purpose and use it to store your garden hose pot! It will add a much-needed antique element to your backyard!
I love this hose storage idea because it is simple and it works. All you need to do is wipe down your bronze pot to give it some shine, according to this guide by Bob Vila, one of the most trusted websites (and people) for home improvement. Place it next to your house spigot and let it serve its new purpose as a hose pot.
If your bronze pot has a matching lid, use it to hide its contents.
If you don’t have a bronze pot, you can try using a big clay or resin planter instead. Surround it with potted succulents and some patio furniture or garden tools to create a beautiful arrangement in your backyard.
This One Is For Car Lovers
Do you have an old tire rim in your garage? Why not use it as a hose reel? It is strong and big enough to hold your entire garden hose.
I love the idea of upcycling old car parts, like an old tire rim,and giving them a new purpose in life. It is a great way to reduce waste and to save some money.
Before you use your tire rim as a garden hose storage, wipe any grease stains off it. Spray paint it in a silver or gold color to make it look brand new.
If your backyard lacks a pop of color, I suggest you paint the rim pink (or any other vibrant color you like), like the lady in the picture. What a bold move!
Once the tire rim is fully dry, you can mount it directly on the side of the house, or you can hang it on a post to create a water station.
Traditional Is Not Boring
If you have a traditional home, you may like these old-fashioned hose reels! They will complete your exterior style and make it look well put together.
If you don’t mind making permanent holes in your house, opt for a wall mounted hose reel. Otherwise, I suggest you opt for a hose reel cart or a freestanding station, like the one in the picture.
Keep It Functional…
Instead of keeping your garden hose stationery, why not take it on the go? A portable reel cart will allow you to haul your heavy hose pipe from one end of the yard to the other with ease.
If you have a big property to take care of, I believe that you have to try this garden hose storage idea. Two rare wheels will let you push the cart to the desired destination. You can achieve even better mobility if you pick a four-wheel cart.
In terms of looks and style, reel carts can look quite minimalistic, or they can be fully adorned with swirls and patterns. Try to match your reel cart with the theme of your garden.
… And Always Organized
I think that this might just be the simplest way to store your garden hose. Wall hose organizers like these ones may look underwhelming, but they are very functional and practical and they can help you maximize storage space in your shed or garage.
A wall organizer with lots of holders will keep each loop of your garden hose separated and free from kinks. It will help your PVC pipe maintain its natural shape and curvature, so you won’t have trouble coiling and uncoiling it.
Give It A Home
Give your garden hose a home next to other landscaping and gardening essentials. At the end of the day, a coiled hose is a tool, and it may look best when paired with other gardening tools.
Building a utility rack requires minimal garden tools, supplies, and skills, according to STANLEY, a leading brand of hand tools that’s been around for over 175 years. You will need a wooden pallet that you can paint in any color you like. White looks amazing! Once completely dry, mount it on the side of your shed or your fence.
Drive nails through the horizontal boards where you want to hang your hand trowels, forks, and shears. You can hang the heavier gardening tools on garage hooks.
I also suggest you buy a stainless steel holder that’s specifically made to hold a garden hose. You can install it practically anywhere, even in an outdoor cupboard.
What is the best way to store a garden hose?
The best way to store a garden hose is on a reel. You can buy a hose reel in any home improvement store or make it at home from an old car rim or a clam basket. You can even try storing your garden hose in a planter.
Is it OK to leave garden hose outside in winter?
It is OK to leave garden hose outside in winter as long as you drain all the water from it. Remember, water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t drain the water before temperatures drop, your garden hose can crack or burst.
Garden Hose Storage Ideas For A Better Home
A garden hose that lays on the lawn looks unattractive. It is a tripping hazard and also a hassle to use. No matter how neatly you place it on the ground, I’ve found that it always ends up getting tangled and twisted.
This is just one of the challenges I managed to solve in my garden. I love finding new ways to make my home prettier, safer, and more functional. I wanted to share these 10 garden hose storage ideas with you to inspire you to do the same.
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below, and feel free to share this list of ideas with others.