The Best Garden Hoses to Buy for Spring
Hoses are an important tool for maintaining a healthy lawn and garden. But these backyard staples are often a hassle—knots, kinks, cracks, and leaks in hoses are frustrating and inefficient. We chose seven of our favorite flexible, durable hoses that will take the stress out of hydrating plants. No more lugging heavy hoses across your lawn; these budget-friendly picks will take the sweat and stress out of watering.
XpandaHose 75ft Expandable Water Garden Hose with Holder
The 75-foot-long XpandaHose is one of the highest-reviewed hoses on Amazon. It expands three times its original length, but it retracts to its original size when you’re ready to store it. The spray nozzle has 10 adjustable settings for a range of pressures and stream styles—use it for gardens and cars to windows and boats.
Buy It: $35; amazon.com
Teknor Apex NeverKink 8642-50, Extra Heavy Duty Garden Hose, 5/8-Inch by 50-Feet
Use this 50-foot heavy-duty hose for projects in your lawn or garden. It’s easy-to-maneuver hose promises no tangles and remains flexible in temperatures as low as 45°F. The hose’s anti-bacterial material prevents mold and mildew.
Buy It: from $21; amazon.com
Flexzilla Garden Lead-in Hose
This electric green garden is Amazon’s top seller for a reason. It remains flexible in freezing temperatures (as low as negative 40°F). This lightweight, lead-free hose is made of an abrasion-resistant material and crush-resistant aluminum ends.
Buy It: from $12; amazon.com
Melnor Flat Soaker Garden Hose
Pick a soaker hose for watering plants right at their roots. Place it on top of the soil or under a thin layer of mulch or soil in your garden beds. Its porous holes produce a gentle flow of water for fragile plantings. This hose also flattens for easy, compact storage.
Buy It: from $15; amazon.com
Water Right 400 Series Polyurethane Slim & Light Drinking Water Safe Garden Hose
This slim, lightweight hose comes in a variety of earthy colors. Safe for drinking water, this hose has a 4 to 5 gallon per minute flow rate and weighs only 3 pounds for every 50 feet of length. This pick is effortless to tote across your yard.
Buy It: from $40; amazon.com
Mini Coil Indoor Garden Hose with Sprayer
Tend to indoor gardens with a mini coil house that’s perfect for smaller spaces. Though it weighs only 2 pounds, it can release ½ gallon of water per minute. A handy wand adjusts pressure from a stream to a mist.
Buy It: $40; gardeners.com