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Uses for Old Garden Hose

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Before throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a guide about uses for old garden hose.

       

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Uses for Garden Hoses

Old garden hoseDon't throw away your old garden hoses there are many uses for them.

  • Cut chunks to use around trees when keeping them from leaning, just run wire or rope through the hose and tie to a stake in the ground.

  • Cut a piece the length of a flower pot, cut holes out of it so water will run out. Place in the middle of your pot and fill with dirt. Water in the hose and you won't wash out the dirt. Works great in strawberry planters so you don't knock the blooms off the plants.

  • If you have dogs that bother you when you walk take a short piece of hose with you, it is light weight and easy to use.

  • If the hose has a leak, purchase spigots made for drip hose, lay your hose through a flower bed or garden, drill holes where you want it to drip and insert more spigots. Works great along a row of bushes, you can leave it year round. Just drain it in the winter.

  • If you have to run an electric cord outside, slit the hose lengthwise, press your cord into the hose and the hose will protect your cord. Just cut it the length of your cord.

  • Use if for a cushion if your car barely fits into your garage, secure it to a board on the wall where your bumper will touch instead of your bumper hitting the wall, or on your boat dock, anyplace you need cushion.

  • Make a loop, attach to the ceiling in the garage and hang bicycles, tools or what ever without scratching them.

  • Attach a board to the wall of the garage, screw the hose to the board, make a loop large enough for a shovel handle, put in another screw, repeat as many times as you want.

  • Extend a funnel with a chunk.

By latrtatr from Loup City, NE

Tip: Cover Bucket Handle With Garden Hose

Use pieces of a leaky garden hose to cover a metal handle on a bucket. Trim to handle size and slit the hose down one side. Slip it over the handle and secure with electrical tape.

Source: my grandparents

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

Tip: Garden Hose as a Saw Blade Cover

My garden hose has been left outside neglected too many times but it still has a purpose as saw blade covers! Cut the hose to the length of the blade and slit down the side so that it can be slid over the blade as protection. It could also serve another way in the garden to mark out a curvy edge for plants rather than a straight one. Just toss it out along where you want it and move it a little bit to make nice curves for the flower beds or garden rock!

By melody_yesterday from Sedalia, Missouri

Tip: Use Hose to Prevent Splinters from Wheelbarrow Handles

Wheelbarrows with wooden handles often have splinters on the handles. To stop the splinters, measure the length and the thickness of the handles. Go to you auto parts store and request a water hose that has a diameter smaller than the wheel barrow handle and a length just an inch longer than the combined length of both handles. The inside diameter of the hose can be as much as a quarter inch smaller than the handle. Cut the hose in half; put soapy water inside the hose(s). Use the side of a hammer head to tap each hose on.

By CVwashingtonjr from Prince George, VA

Tip: Homemade Drip Irrigation Hose

If you have an old or cracked garden hose lying around it's pretty easy to turn it into a drip irrigation hose. Use an ice pick or other sharp implement to poke holes in the hose. Then cut some scrap fabric into strips and tie those around the hose where you have punched holes. Then cap one end of the hose, hook the other end to the faucet and turn the water on low.

By Fisher

Tip: Use Recycled Garden Hose in Bonfires

My husband takes old garden hoses and cuts them in about 10-12 inch lengths. He sticks the pieces in a 5 gallon bucket for storage and sets them in the garage for future bonfires.

When we have a bonfire, he takes a piece of the hose and places it inside a piece of copper tubing. After a long day of work in the yard, we take a dip in the pool and have a bonire.

Throw the piece of copper tubing in the fire. As it heats up it creates the most beautiful flames: red, blue, green, orange, purple, etc.

After the fire has burnt out, salvage the copper tubing and stick it in the bucket with the garden hose pieces to use it over and over again. You and your beautiful flames will be the talk of the bonfire.

Editor's Note: Be cautious when breathing the fumes from a bonfire. Although the colors may be beautiful, they also might be toxic gas.

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Question: Uses for a Broken Garden Hose

How can I recycle an old garden water hose that has a hole in it? I am not interesting in trying to repair it but can I use it for something else?

By Betty from Lubbock, TX


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By kathleen williams04/08/2010

If you have fruit trees, put it in them to keep birds away.