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How to choose a garden hose?


It is an essential accessory in the garden, to bring water to the foot of your beds or your vegetables. Here's what to check in store.

The garden hose is a garden essential.

Right arm of the gardener, he ensures the supply of plants with water.

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How much does a garden hose cost?

There are significant price differences depending on:

  • the quality of the finish,

  • the number of layers,

  • warranty, performance,

  • the length,

  • the diameter.

Prices also vary according to the type of hose: entry-level single-ply model, retractable, wrapped, knitted, etc.

In practice, take the time to properly assess your needs before buying (area to be watered, watering frequency, required flow rate, etc.).

What length to choose?

Start by measuring the distance between your water point and the farthest watering area in your garden.

You can usually find hose lengths between 15 and 50 meters in DIY stores and garden centres.

If you need larger dimensions, the only solution is to connect several pipes together.

In practice, it is better not to invest in a model that is too long, unsuitable for the size of your garden.

It would make it difficult for you to roll it up and put it away.

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What diameter garden hose should I choose?

It influences the power of the water flow at the pipe outlet.

Prefer a diameter of 12.5 mm or 15 mm for watering a small or medium-sized garden.

For water-intensive plants, turn to 19 mm models, which can provide a higher flow rate.

In practice, a long garden hose with a large diameter will be more cumbersome and difficult to roll up.

The number of layers in the composition of a pipe generally determines its resistance to deformation and impact.

The more they are, the greater its performance.

The first price models have 3 layers, already sufficient for light watering.

But prefer pipes whose central tube is covered with 4-6 layers.

They will resist bad weather better.

In practice, equipping yourself with a reel extends the life of your garden hose.

Rolling it up prevents breakage and knots and allows it to be stored more easily in hot or cold weather.


This is a real indication of the durability of the material.

The longer the duration, the more you will be sure to invest in quality equipment.

The warranty for entry-level references rarely exceeds 5 years.

A high-performance garden hose, on the other hand, usually comes with a 25 to 30 year warranty.

In practice The duration of the warranty affects the final price.

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Spotted on the shelf

SMALL GARDENS: Gardena, Kit Liano Life


This kit includes a PVC hose covered with a lined textile coating (13 mm in diameter for a pressure of 2 bars) offering more maneuverability and resistance.


It is available in 4 lengths (15, 20, 25 and 30 m) and includes several accessories: fittings, tap lance.

For short to medium watering sessions.


15 years old


From 44.99 to 69.99 €

VERY RESISTANT: Hozelock, Tricoflex Ultramax


Designed for gardening and domestic use (cleaning a terrace, a car, etc.), this hose covered with 4 layers is weather, UV and frost resistant.

Its design avoids deformations linked to torsion, crushing and twisting.


Available in several lengths (20, 25 and 50 m) and diameters (15, 19 and 25 mm


25 years


From 43.99 to 231.49 €

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-24

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