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A garden hose is a common tool in almost every backyard. However, few people know that there are different types of water hoses. Here are three common garden hoses and their advantages, disadvantages, and uses.

Types of Garden Hoses

SIZE (in)ADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGESUSE
1/2Easy storage, can be maneuvered by childrenSlower stream of waterBest for plants in containers
5/8Good for houses with low water pressure, large area of land. Stream twice as fast as ½ in.Slower stream than ¾ in.Good for home gardening
3/4Long-lasting, fastest stream of waterHarder to store and maneuverSome sprinklers require this size

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