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Garden hose road test

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With temperatures in the 90s, there's a good chance you will be reaching for a garden hose to keep your plants (and yourself) hydrated.

Every time temperatures reach 90 you will want to pay close attention to the garden, lawn and landscape, and Dale K. has completed a garden hose road test and shares his top picks for your specific home and garden needs:

REGULAR HOSES

Green Thumb inexpensive generic medium-duty rubber hose

Green Thumb NeverKink: This hose has a wire at the end to combat kinks that bend the end of the hose

*DALE'S PICK: Gilmour Flexogen: This hose has is thick with 8-ply rubber and will last a lifetime

NOVELTY HOSES

Goodman coil hose: Great for the deck or patio, closes itself

Tuff-Guard: This hose is complete with outer ribbing that stops kinks

Pocket pop-up hose: Be careful when buying these, they typically don't last very long

Green Thumb Flat Weeping hose or soil soaker hose: Both are good for new plantings, perennial gardens and shrubs

SPRINKERS

Oscillating sprinkler

Patent sprinkler: Dale presents one by Green Thumb has adjustable patents from squares to circles

High impact hoses: The quintessential back and forth summer sprinkler

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