Garden hoses are a staple for any gardener, but what do you do with them once they have reached the end of their life? There are many more sustainable options than simply throwing them away. With a little creativity, you can repurpose your old hose in a number of ways. Here are 10 ways you can recycle a garden hose at home:
Protect car doors
If you want to protect your car door from scratches when it’s parked in the garage, you can use an old garden hose to create a cushion. Screw lengths of hose at the height of the car door to the wall of your garage. When you open your car door, the hose will provide a soft cushion that will prevent it from hitting the wall or other objects in the garage.
Make an indoor watering system
Create an in-pot watering system for delicate potted plants by cutting a piece of garden hose to match the depth of your pot and drilling several holes along the sides. Dig a hole near the centre of the pot down to the bottom and slip the hose inside. Fill the empty spaces back in with dirt, and gently pour water into the top of the hose.
Hang tools off the ground
Use your old garden hose to help you organise your garage by getting larger tools up off the floor. Screw a piece of the garden hose onto a shed wall. Make a loop large enough to accommodate the handle of your rake, shovel, or broom, then screw down the hose on the other end.
Create a comfortable handle
Wrap a piece of hose around a bucket handle to provide comfort while carrying heavy items. To do this, simply cut a length of garden hose that is slightly longer than the handle of your bucket or container. Then, split the hose lengthwise down one side and slide it over the handle
Raise a flower pot off the ground
Use pieces of the hose to raise a flower pot off of the floor. Cut the hose to the desired length, cut a short slit in one end so that you can attach the two ends of the hose, creating a loop, and simply slip it under the pot. This will prevent water damage to floors and also make it easier to move the pot around.
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