Last summer, I found this Light Duty Garden Hose on sale at Ace Hardware for $5.99. It's a 5/8 in. X 50 ft. hose - perfect for watering flowers and vegetables or attaching to a sprinkler for lawn watering during dry months.
We don’t have a lot of yard, per se, but it seemed like such a chore to pull the hose from our front yard all the way around to the other side of the house. This involved unwinding the hose, opening the gate that separates the front yard from the backyard, pulling the hose through to the backyard, making sure it didn’t get caught on the shrubs or the fence, etc. We already had a place to attach a hose on the opposite side of the house, inside the fence, so I decided to get a second hose for the sake of convenience.
My decision to purchase the Ace Light Duty Garden Hose was based on two things. 1. We had just received an Ace flyer in the mail. They were having a sale, and I saw that they had exactly what I needed at a very reasonable price. 2. They have a store located near our house, so I didn’t have to drive out of my way for a garden hose.
The Ace Light Duty Garden Hose features a "tough, abrasion resistant outer jacket." There is a warning on the packaging advising users not to drink from this hose, so I'll try to remember not to do that. (Makes me wonder what kind of bacteria and/or chemicals I swallowed as a child). The packaging also states that "This hose is intended for normal lawn and garden use only." Whew! Good thing I read this, because I intended to do some abnormal gardening. The packaging goes on to elaborate, "DO NOT RUN HOT WATER THROUGH THIS HOSE." Are people watering their lawns with hot water? Our outside tap runs only cold, so it's all good.
One caveat is that the hose tends to kink when it's being wound up for storage, but it doesn't seem to be any more difficult to wind than any other garden hose. The plastic thing we wind our other hose around is self-winding but, as you can see from the photos, the one we use with this hose is not. That probably has a lot to do with it getting kinks in it.
The hose has held up quite well. I unscrewed it from the water source before winter set in, but I left it out there, wound around the plastic thing on the side of the house. (That’s probably quite obvious, if you notice the spider webs surrounding the hose in the photos). Just the other day, I reattached the hose and used it to water some seedlings. It still works just fine.
Our Ace Light Duty Garden Hose was a good investment. It is durable, it is exactly what we needed, the price was unbeatable, and the associates at Ace Hardware were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hose to anyone in need of one.