How to water your garden

Watering your garden doesn’t have to be overly tricky. In fact, all you need is the right tools, equipment and a few good watering tips. Get started with these five easy-to-follow steps and our high-quality systems that definitely hold water.

How to water your garden

Watering your garden doesn’t have to be overly tricky. In fact, all you need is the right tools, equipment and a few good watering tips. Get started with these five easy-to-follow steps and our high-quality systems that definitely hold water.

Step 1. How big is your garden?

This essential question will get you off to a good start. The size of your garden will determine everything from the optimal hose length to the type of lawn sprinklers that keep your garden well-watered.

If you’re not 100% sure of the size, don’t worry. We’ll lend you a hand. Just click below for our garden size calculator. While you're at it, we'll give you some product recommendations, too.

Step 2. What equipment do I need?

With so many options and types of equipment out there, it’s easy to get lost. After all, you will need a few hoses, nozzles, sprinklers, connectors, extensions and even timers.

To make things a bit simpler, this is how it all comes together in the end:

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Step 3. What are your specific watering needs?

Let’s face it – there’s a huge difference between watering your lawn and washing your car. Each task calls for different types of nozzles, sprinklers and wands. For most daily watering tasks, you’ll need at least some type of a nozzle.

Another rule of thumb: cleaning your garden tools and watering delicate plants also require different spray patterns.

Introduction to spray patterns

Opting for the correct spray pattern right from the get-go will save you a lot of time. It will save water, too. Here’s a quick overview of the most common spray patterns:

Shower

An all-round choice for watering plants, bushes and raised beds

Mist

Perfect for watering tender seedlings and plants.

Flat

Produces a soft, aerated flow, great for filling watering cans and buckets.

Rinsing

Horizontal pattern for rinsing and washing cars, bikes, the terrace and other surfaces.

Jet

High-impact hard jet for cleaning garden tools and other surfaces.

Start here: Spray nozzles

First, you’ll need a nozzle. A nozzle features a variety of different spray patterns that you can adjust to your watering needs. Simply put, a spray nozzle breaks fluid into a spray pattern, making watering easier for you. You can also choose between a single adjustable spray pattern or multiple spray patterns. Here are some examples of our adjustable spray nozzles:

Nozzles & Wands

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Watering the lawn

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. You just need to know how to water it.

When watering grass, lawn sprinklers are your best bet. The type of lawn sprinkler you need depends mainly on the size of your lawn. Here are our recommended sprinkler systems for different lawn sizes:

Impact

For X-large gardens (over 500 m2). The is sprinkler famous for its pulsating sound and circular spray pattern.

Oscillating

For medium and large gardens (up to 150-500 m2). Offers even coverage for rectangular lawns in a wide range of lengths and widths. The most popular option.

Whirling

For small gardens (up to 0-150 m2). The swirling spray of the whirling sprinkler is generated by three spinning arms with soft rain-like coverage. Also popular with kids.

Stationary

For small gardens (up to 0-150 m2). The stationary sprinkler is also great for watering gardens and small areas. The coverage can be circular or rectangular.

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Step 4. What kind of hose should I get?

When choosing a garden hose, the first thing you should consider is the size of your garden. The quality, appropriate hose length and diameter are equally important factors.

Pro tip: if you haven’t already, go ahead and try our garden size calculator. It will give you a firm grasp on which hose length is ideal for you.

And don’t forget that our all-inclusive hose reel come with everything you need, including a hose. See the hose reels here.

Hoses

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Step 5. Which connectors do I need?

Here’s the best bit: after you’ve selected the optimal hoses, nozzles and sprinklers, it’s time to connect the dots – or parts, rather. Before that, we still have a bit more ground to cover.

Connectors keep your watering system together. Each connector has different features: some stop the water flow when disconnected, others are so sturdy that they can withstand freezing temperatures or even the weight of a car. Our durable, high-quality connectors are colour-coded for easy reference.

Here are the connectors you’ll most likely need depending on your watering set-up:

Connectors

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