Watering & Irrigation

Melnor RainCloud Smart Water Timer: Product Review
Have you ever had one of those “duh” moments when you realize hours later that you left the hose/sprinkler/drip system[...]
Dramm ColorStormTM Premium Rubber Hose: Review
A hose is an essential tool in the garden and a sturdy hose with a long life is a great[...]
Irrigatia Solar Automatic Watering System (SOL-C24): Product Review
In the desert Southwest, rain barrels are essential for saving water in the garden. But when we use our barrels,[...]
Garden Thorn Irrigation System: Product Review
Plants need water at their roots, not on their leaves. And watering just under the surface with a slow drip[...]
Aeroflex™ Expanding Garden Hose: Product Review
The Aeroflex™ Expanding Garden Hose from Bond is one of the newer types of expandable hoses that promises to withstand[...]
Best Garden Hoses: Guide & Recommendations
Updated July 22, 2017 With so many options to choose from and little visible difference between garden hoses, it’s tempting[...]
Haws Deluxe Plastic Watering Can: Product Review
A good watering can is an essential tool for any gardener. Targeted watering can be a huge benefit for small[...]
Dramm One Touch Fan Nozzle: Product Review
Dramm’s One Touch Fan Nozzle has only one spray pattern - a fan pattern that provides a steady yet gentle[...]
Black & Decker Snake Wand™ Watering Nozzle: Product Review
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a tough time watering high hanging planter baskets, window boxes, and[...]
Dramm One Touch Shower & Stream Hose Nozzle: Product Review
As you might guess, the Dramm One Touch Shower & Stream hose nozzle has two spray patterns, shower and stream[...]
Dramm Revolution 9-Pattern Spray Gun with One Touch Valve: Product Review
The Dramm Revolution 9-Pattern Spray Gun with One Touch Valve is a hose nozzle that provides a wide variety of[...]
Ultimate Hose Nozzle with Handle: Product Review
This version is very similar to the original Ultimate Hose Nozzle, which we reviewed a while back. The big difference[...]
Dramm Brass Hose Swivel (13852): Product Review
My village, like many others, imposes a strict sprinkling schedule.  But hand watering is allowed at any time so I[...]
RainMachine HD-12 Smart WiFi Irrigation Controller: Product Review
Although the El Niño rains may be rescuing us from the prolonged drought we’ve been suffering here in the West,[...]
Revolution Rotating Hose Reel (Model #713): Product Review
What’s the best way to store a hose after each use? I’ve tried coiling it on the ground under/near the[...]
Melnor AquaFlo Titanium (00452) Metal Thumb-Controlled Adjustable Nozzle: Product Review
The 00452 is just one in a collection of 13 nozzles in Melnor's AquaFlo Titanium line. Bristling with an impressive[...]
Stanley FATMAX Garden Hose: Product Review
A Note About Garden Hoses With all of the different garden hose choices, how do you find the right one[...]
Liberty Garden Model 1200 Two-Wheel Hose Cart: Product Review
You may be wondering why anyone would need a hose cart or portable hose reel. Well, if you can’t store[...]
Ohuhu Expandable Garden Hose: Product Review
Expandable hoses, which stretch to full-length when filled with water but shrink to about a third of the size when[...]
Navigator Rotating Hose Reel: Product Review
What do you do with your hose when you’ve finished using it? I tend to just leave it lying on[...]
Twelve Smart Watering Practices
More than 50% of our water consumption takes place in our gardens. But there are easy ways to reduce our[...]
Dramm ColorStorm Premium Soaker Hose: Product Review
  Water usage is on the minds of most people these days, especially gardeners. Here in the Inland Northwest, we[...]
Melnor AquaFlo Titanium (T301) Metal Front-Trigger Adjustable Nozzle: Product Review
The T301 hose nozzle from Melnor, part of their new AquaFlo Titanium series, looks like a real over-achiever. Not only[...]
Waterhoop Tree Sprinkler: Product Review
If you've planted trees and shrubs or transplanted them, then you know it's essential to water them regularly until they[...]
Ichiban Cups Rain Chain: Product Review
Rain comes and goes, but a rain chain is there to delight the eye on cloudy days and sunny. What[...]
Best Garden Hose Nozzles & Sprayers: Guide & Recommendations
If you’ve ever used a garden hose without a nozzle, you know how frustrating it can be to get the[...]
Dramm One Touch Rain Wand Hose Nozzle: Product Review
Have you noticed that workers in many garden centers use a long-handled hose nozzle that emits a gentle shower to[...]
Frontgate Retractable Hose Reel: Product Review
This retractable hose reel is a product for anyone who does not like the mess of a hose coiled or[...]
Ultimate Hose Nozzle: Product Review
In spring of 2012, I bought the Ultimate Hose Nozzle (from Bon-Aire Industries) at the Fairfield County Home Show. All[...]