Portable hose reels are a great solution to help ease the maneuverability of garden hoses and provide quick hose storage. They can protect hoses from unnecessary weather damage and help prevent tripping hazards. Most hose reels are built to be durable and light weight, while some are even built with style in mind.
There are different types of garden hose reels: retractable, crank and mobile garden hose carts (typically crank) which can easily transport your hose between various jobs in your lawn or garden. A retractable hose reel (also known as a spring rewind or automatic hose reel) allows hands-free rewinding at the flip of lever. However, you may want to consider a crank model, as they are often less expensive and are designed with a hose guide to neatly secure the hose onto the reel. Gaining in popularity, hose bowls and pots are nice if appearance is a higher priority than ease of use, as they require manual coiling.
For help finding the right hose reel for your storage and watering needs, visit a garden expert at your neighborhood Ace store. Or for more information, visit our lawn and garden advice section.