By Jane Milliman
When I moved into my most recent house I had to leave my gardening equipment behind for a few months. All there was in the garage was an ancient nozzle with one setting: brutal blast. I’m pretty fussy about how things get watered, so I was not pleased by this and spent much time deflecting the spray with my thumb, bending the hose just so to restrict the flow, etc.
My watering arsenal is now restored, and I have lots of tools for lots of tasks, but Gilmour’s Front Control Watering Nozzle gets a lot of use due it its versatility. Sure, it has a powerful jet setting for gardening cleanup tasks, but it also features seven other settings, each ideal for different flowers and plants.
While each pattern has a purpose, here are three that I use most when gardening:
The soft wash setting delivers a wide swath of water exactly where you want it. It gives you the precision you need, while a curtain of water gets the job done a lot more quickly than hand-watering every single plant.
What About the Powerful Patterns?
You may notice a few patterns on your nozzle and wonder what flower can take the power of “clean,” “jet” and “rinse”? I like to think of these patterns as my before and after settings. When I need to clean planters before adding new flowers or seeds, the rinse setting is perfect for washing away last season’s dirt so I can start fresh. After potting on my patio, the jet setting gives me the powerful stream I need to blast away any soil that didn’t make it where it was supposed to go.
Remember—every pattern has a purpose. Use the best for your plants and have a Betterday.
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