Watering Pots and Hanging Baskets

Watering Pots and Hanging Baskets

Watering your pots and hanging baskets isn’t exactly one of the hardest tasks to master around the garden, but ensuring you water correctly can give you stronger and healthier flowering plants.

The majority of plants like to live in moist soil that is constantly damp, but not wet. Some plants prefer much drier living conditions. Try and take the time to learn each plant’s needs to ensure you aren’t over or under watering.

Keeping an eye on the moisture level is key. Sometimes you can be deceived by a layer of dry soil on the surface only to dig a little deeper and find that the soil is actually still rather moist.

When watering, make sure you do so only on the soil and not on the leaves as this will ensure that your plant will receive all the water it needs through its roots.

TUFFHOZE Watering Woman 1

Long Reach Watering

When watering hanging baskets that are out of reach a Lance can be used to make the job easy, without the need to stretch. They can also be used to water pots without the need to bend down and can target plants where they need the water.

Lance Spray Plus 90

Lance Spray Plus 90

Telescopic Lance Spray Plus 140

2699 Telescopic Lance lifestyle

Easy Drip System

For the ultimate in fuss-free watering, our Easy Drip System can be set up to water your pots and baskets quickly and easily. If you pair an Easy Drip System with one of our Intelligent Controllers you can automatically water your garden daily at the best time for your plants.

Our Cloud Controller even lets you control your garden watering from your mobile phone (IOS and Android), letting you update a watering schedule as weather conditions change.

Easy Drip System


Mechanical Timer



Hozelock Cloud Controller

Prolonged Watering

Remember to give plants in pots and hanging baskets a good, long watering. A good gauge for whether they have received enough is when water begins to appear from the bottom of the pot or hanging basket. This deep watering ensures all of the soil has a supply of water and encourages the roots to grow further down to make your plants stronger and healthier.

If you would rather not stand and idly wait whilst your plants receive a good soaking, you may want to consider using a Hozelock Sprinkler, with flow control and locking mechanisms.

Our Flexi Spray and Ultra Twist both come with these features and can be positioned in a wide variety of positions to reach your plants.

Flexi Spray

2683 FlexiSpray Twist

Ultra Twist

Ultra Twist