06-21-2011 10:21 AM
Hi All !
LawnRanger here, with the first of many posts that we’ll call “Gardening 101”.
Gardening 101 is a place where anyone can go for basic gardening information.
We’ll offer information such as how to choose plants for your yard and grow them successfully, to how to maintain your lawnmower.
Gardening is a continuous process of new beginnings and maintenance that allows humans to share and reflect our feelings through our surroundings.
We benefit from the therapeutic aspects of gardening.
Feel free to post any questions or concerns that you may have, no matter how basic they may be!
Water hoses are essential to gardening. All hoses are capable of connecting to one another because of the female beginning and male termination end.
When hoses are in need of repair, they will usually leak. There is a washer, or gasket at the beginning of the hose that seals against the water source.
While this end of the hose is connected to the faucet, the other end is often exposed to traffic that can smash the threads making it necessary to replace the fitting.
Replacing the male end is the most common hose repair.
The female end is also replaceable
and holes and cuts that occur in between are repairable by utilizing a hose splice.
When water hoses are exposed to ground contact for extended periods of time, minerals and enzymes in the soil will deteriorate the casing and cause leaks.
A hose reel helps by easily gathering the hose up off of the ground and storing it. Three basic reels include wheeled hose carts, wall mounted reels and decorative box type reels.
Hose reels protect water hoses from sun exposure as well as soil contact. The reel on wheels adds the advantage of mobility. The hose and reel can be rolled into shelter during the winter to avoid freezing and can roll to other water sources when needed.
This is an open forum dedicated to gardening basics. Feel free to ask any question concerning gardening as it pertains to you, no matter how basic it may seem.
The only dumb questions are the ones we don’t ask!!
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