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How To Hide A Garden Hose

Rustic Way To Hide The Garden Hose So It Fits Into Your Landscape Design

Do you have a creative way that you hide your garden hose? Here’s how I keep mine neat and tidy, out of the way, and looking like a decorative planter. I keep it stored in a whiskey barrel topped with a hanging Boston Fern.

Rustic Way To Hide The Garden Hose So It Fits Into Your Landscape Design

Over the years I’ve tried all kinds of store bought contraptions for rolling up the hose and keeping it untangled but most of those things are made from plastic and only last a season around here. Not to mention they’re normal pretty pricey.

Rustic Way To Hide The Garden Hose So It Fits Into Your Landscape Design

I decided years ago to find something that would last forever, could have multiple purposes, and wouldn’t add another plastic item to the recycle bin. I use whiskey barrel for lots of things around the cabin and had a few extras hanging around so I decided it would make the perfect storage space for the hose.

Rustic Way To Hide The Garden Hose So It Fits Into Your Landscape Design

I made sure I carefully coiled it up when I first added it to the barrel so it wouldn’t tangle and it’s easy to put back in the same fashion after I use it. I even have room to hide a watering can on top of the hose and then plop the fern on that.

Rustic Way To Hide The Garden Hose So It Fits Into Your Landscape Design

Some years I use the fern and some years I don’t. It depends on how many I purchase for the season. If I have an extra I use it. No one wouldn’t ever know I have 150 feet of hose stashed away in my little rustic barrel.

Rustic Way to Hide a Garden Hose

Most big box home improvement stores sell the barrels around here as well as tractor supply stores. I also see them for sale outside local breweries. If you live in wine country I bet you’ll be able to locate as many as you need. Make sure an drill a hole in the bottom if there isn’t already one. There’s nothing worse than after a good rain having your hose floating in the barrel. It’s gets pretty heavy once its full of water.

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4 Comments

  1. What a great idea!!! What kind of hose is that?

    1. Terri it’s called a Zero and I got them at Lowes and LOVE them. Lightweight and sturdy the perfect combination.

  2. I have used an old cast iron wash pot that was my great-grandmothers to put my hose in. My super husband drilled a hold in the center bottom so that it would drain well. It works great as long as it’s sitting level. It always makes me smile when I see it.

    1. Betsy I used the same thing for a while too and it is a beautiful sight. Everything looks fantastic in a wash tub!

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