Special Gift Offer

Hose guide how-to

By: Garden Gate staff
Find out how to make your own affordable, super effective hose guards!

Hose guide how-to

Don’t pay for pricey hose guides! Making a set of your own is simple. Start by cutting 18-inch pieces of 1X1 lumber into stakes. Then screw a curtain holdback (discount stores carry them for less than $10 a pair) to the wood and spray paint the whole thing your favorite color. Once the paint dries, use a rubber mallet to hammer the stake into the ground.

These homemade hose guides aren’t just less expensive — they offer better plant protection. The distinct hook on top makes sure your hose stays in place, just like you see in the photo at left.

Published: July 31, 2012
  • None

Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work in the garden. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.


Related Articles


You Might Also Like…