Best Hose and Nozzle for Watering

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Hello Folks,

I'm having a new water faucet installed on the north east side of my house to make it easier to water my bonsai. A couple of reasons I'm doing so, is to avoid making multiple trips with the watering can from the rear of my property and to not drag my industrial weight 100' foot hose over loose stones to that side. Its a beast to drag and very difficult to coil back up after use.

What durable, lighter weight hoses do you folks use? What nozzle do you guys recommend?


Thanks for any insight,

Bobby
 

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Them folding pocket hoses are pretty nice.

All the nozzles are junk.

I been using my finger for a year, recently wondering why the hell they even make nozzles.

Oh yeah, we gotta thing for selling junk.

You know I was just thinking....you can probably buy an end cap for a drench watering hose and drill it to a good rosette, turn it off cinching the hose.

Sorce
 

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I use this hose and nozzle shown in the photos. The hose is what they say it is. I like it. It works well. Never kinks at all. Really...never kinks. It is highly Flexible. Very light weight and easy to coil as needed. Easy to pull around without having to shift or turn the nozzle. The nozzle I use is also attached. It’s simple. It has worked well several seasons and holds up very well. Less plastic...more metal of some kind. Lightweight.

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I have this one.When I went to Cincinnati in 2019...met up at a club members house for a private lesson with Adam Lavigne...the owner of the house had this wand. I liked the way it watered the trees without disrupting the substrate. Nice even fine spray.

 

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No easy answers here. I think soft hoses are what most people want, that is flexible as they point them here and there. I've tried every new "sucker" design in the world and they all have defects that aren't apparent until you use them. The collapsible hoses get abraded pretty quick and are unfixable. They are soft only as long as they don't have typical household water pressure in them, then they're hard as rocks. The armored hoses kind of defeat the purpose of a lightweight hose and I haven't fallen for that one yet. Thin, cheap hoses get too stiff, too. My most flexible hose is also my heaviest hose which is a fairly expensive rubber hose. That said, choose your poison. Yes, all the sprayers are cheap and last two or three years, so don't spend a lot and expect to throw them away when the start drooling on your feet while you're spraying your trees. I like those with many different setting because I spray the canopies to rinse the foliage of critters every time and need different settings depending upon how far from the tree I am. I especially do the underside of leaves and all that spraying waters the tree. There are faster ways of watering, but I'd rather use that time as my lollygagging time, savoring my trees.
 

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Them folding pocket hoses are pretty nice.

All the nozzles are junk.

I been using my finger for a year, recently wondering why the hell they even make nozzles.

Oh yeah, we gotta thing for selling junk.

You know I was just thinking....you can probably buy an end cap for a drench watering hose and drill it to a good rosette, turn it off cinching the hose.

Sorce
Thank you
 

bobbywett

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I use this hose and nozzle shown in the photos. The hose is what they say it is. I like it. It works well. Never kinks at all. Really...never kinks. It is highly Flexible. Very light weight and easy to coil as needed. Easy to pull around without having to shift or turn the nozzle. The nozzle I use is also attached. It’s simple. It has worked well several seasons and holds up very well. Less plastic...more metal of some kind. Lightweight.

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I have a very similar nozzle but that hose is probably what I’m looking for. Thank you
 

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I have this one.When I went to Cincinnati in 2019...met up at a club members house for a private lesson with Adam Lavigne...the owner of the house had this wand. I liked the way it watered the trees without disrupting the substrate. Nice even fine spray.

That’s my problem too, I’m constantly picking up pumice, lava, akadama, and pine bark and putting in back in my pots🤣

I’m gonna get a nozzle like this

thank you
 

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No easy answers here. I think soft hoses are what most people want, that is flexible as they point them here and there. I've tried every new "sucker" design in the world and they all have defects that aren't apparent until you use them. The collapsible hoses get abraded pretty quick and are unfixable. They are soft only as long as they don't have typical household water pressure in them, then they're hard as rocks. The armored hoses kind of defeat the purpose of a lightweight hose and I haven't fallen for that one yet. Thin, cheap hoses get too stiff, too. My most flexible hose is also my heaviest hose which is a fairly expensive rubber hose. That said, choose your poison. Yes, all the sprayers are cheap and last two or three years, so don't spend a lot and expect to throw them away when the start drooling on your feet while you're spraying your trees. I like those with many different setting because I spray the canopies to rinse the foliage of critters every time and need different settings depending upon how far from the tree I am. I especially do the underside of leaves and all that spraying waters the tree. There are faster ways of watering, but I'd rather use that time as my lollygagging time, savoring my trees.
Thank you
 

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That’s my problem too, I’m constantly picking up pumice, lava, akadama, and pine bark and putting in back in my pots🤣

I’m gonna get a nozzle like this

thank you
I had put off buying one...because, I felt...honestly, what is the hype. That was...Until I seen one actually used. OPENED MY EYES! There is a huge difference.
 

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Hello Folks,

I'm having a new water faucet installed on the north east side of my house to make it easier to water my bonsai. A couple of reasons I'm doing so, is to avoid making multiple trips with the watering can from the rear of my property and to not drag my industrial weight 100' foot hose over loose stones to that side. Its a beast to drag and very difficult to coil back up after use.

What durable, lighter weight hoses do you folks use? What nozzle do you guys recommend?


Thanks for any insight,

Bobby


I use a hose and nozzle similar to what Tiball pictured. The shower option on that nozzle is what I use to water when I hand water my trees.

I would recommend adding a valve between the hose and the nozzle so you can control the strength of the outflow.
On smaller pots and newly repotted trees the full strength even on the shower setting can blow soil particles out of the pot so its good to be able to tone it back some.

Also the nozzles being what they are, I usually have to replace them every couple of years regardless.
Eventually a seam in the housing opens and it starts spraying a small stream of water or it just starts leaking somewhere.
I always try to keep spares around in case.
 

bobbywett

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I use a hose and nozzle similar to what Tiball pictured. The shower option on that nozzle is what I use to water when I hand water my trees.

I would recommend adding a valve between the hose and the nozzle so you can control the strength of the outflow.
On smaller pots and newly repotted trees the full strength even on the shower setting can blow soil particles out of the pot so its good to be able to tone it back some.

Also the nozzles being what they are, I usually have to replace them every couple of years regardless.
Eventually a seam in the housing opens and it starts spraying a small stream of water or it just starts leaking somewhere.
I always try to keep spares around in case.
Thank you
 

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