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13 Alternative Uses For Your Old Garden Hoses
Most people have some kind of hose lying around, or their parents do, or you’ll see them at garage sales and the local gardening nursery. Coiled and shoved into a corner somewhere to be used ‘just in case.’ With the overwhelming surge of people who are into reusing and repurposing items that normally would find their way into a landfill, it is not surprising that using garden hoses for other projects would be around. What is surprising is all you can really do with them!
Other than cutting sections to be used as soaker hoses for the garden, have you ever considered making art with different colored hoses? What about using them as a way to protect your hands from various surfaces? Cutting a section off and then splitting it to cover the handle on a bucket can save you from getting blisters after a long day of hauling dirt or water around. Protect those young fruit trees from the wires that can cut into the bark while training them to grow tall and straight! Simply cut a section of hose and thread the wire through before attaching to support stakes.
These are just a few examples of the numerous ways old hoses can be recycled and UP-cycled to make life a little easier around the home and garden. Check out the 13 alternate uses that DIY Home Sweet Home’s dug up.