to choose your perfect watering can
If you have a container
garden, chances are good that you also own a watering can
to water your containers with. But if you need to buy one,
or are in the market for that perfect watering can, here is
some advice on choosing the best watering can for your needs.
Too many people buy "cute" small watering cans,
not realizing they will be running backand forth to the sink
or tap every minute. Small watering cans are ideal for houseplants
or if you only have one or two containers. Any more, and you
will spend more time running between the plants and the sink
than you will spend doing the actual watering. The two gallon
size is ideal for most container gardeners.
Ideally you should have one handle on top and one handle on
the side. If you end up with a watering can with only one
handle on the side, you will soon discover how difficult it
is once it is filled with surprisingly-heavy water.
The perfect watering can won't be so perfect if you discover
you cannot easily fit it under the sink's tap, if you plan
on filling it at the sink. If so, measure the height beneath
the tap so you won't struggle with filling the watering can.
What is it made out of? If it is plastic, choose a shatter
resistant model, especially if you tend to drop things, or
if you have children helpers in your garden. If you choose
metal, check on the rust-resistant coating.
By using these
handy watering can tips, you should be able to find that perfect
watering can you covet for your garden.