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How to stretch the life of your garden hose.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1971 (v.49#6) pg. 104

Tip: Make a coffee can storage container for garden-hose attachments.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 225

Garden hose guard is a painted finial mounted on top of a length of copper pipe and a wooden dowel. Protects plantings from the hose being dragged across them.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 40

Strong and decorative hanger for a garden hose is built from white oak.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2001 (v.24#7) pg. 49
Correction CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2001 (v.24#9) pg. 8

Garden hose holder made from 2x4, plywood and large dowel.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1985 (v.8#8) pg. 31

Wooden holder for a garden hose bolts to a wall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1986 (v.9#10) pg. 56

Tip shows how to protect a garden hose from driveway traffic.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.81#3) pg. 37

Repairing plastic and rubber garden hose.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #85 Apr 1965 (v.15#2) pg. 50

Repair a broken garden hose using a coupler or by splicing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 48

Tips on how to maintain and repair wheelbarrows, garden hoses, lawn sprinklers and spreaders.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 42

Spring-summer maintenance tips include checking your lawnmower engine, repairing leaking garden hoses and stopping a drip in an outdoor faucet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 32

How to make a spray nozzle holder that can be positioned anywhere, can be easily moved, and will direct the spray at any angle desired.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #186 Jan 1978 (v.28#1) pg. 29

Pulley assembly from pie pans and inserted into ground, makes it much easier to pull a garden hose around a corner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #227 Mar 1982 (v.32#3) pg. 118

Tip shows how to make a wall-hung garden hose rack from a large plastic plant liner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 84

Quick garden hose fixes. (1) Splicing with a clamp coupling. (2) Adding a clinch finger coupling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 12

Plastic pail attached to the wall serves as a hanger for a garden hose.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 105

Large plastic flower pot is buried in the ground and provides hidden storage for a garden hose.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 104

Gardening on a crowded lot. Planting boxes, 17" deep, and 6-ft.-tall trellises help create the maximum amount of garden without wasting space. Insert shows how boxes, trellis and a watering wand can be constructed.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 61
Correction FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 4

Tip: Make wickets from steel rod to control the path of a hose in the yard or garden.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 6

How to remove a build-up of mineral deposits in soaker hoses.
FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 14

Garden hoses. How to choose the kind you need. Advice on shopping and hose care.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 40

Hose timers for watering the garden. Looks at both mechanical and electronic units.
FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 56

Tip on using wire insulation supports to hold down soaker hoses.
FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 8

Advice on how to improve soaker-hose performance.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 16

Tip suggests using a 12" piece of old garden hose as a flexible garden spigot.
FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 10

Tip suggests hanging hose hanger high for less tangling.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 9

Tip on using old croquet mallets as a decorative hose guide.
GARDEN GATE #3 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 5

Tip on using glass jars to calibrate how long a hose timer must remain on for 1" of water to be deposited on lawn or garden.
GARDEN GATE #4 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 30

Water wise. Advice on watering lawns and plants (how much, how long, how deep). A look at in-ground irrigation systems, hoses, sprinklers and how to install a drip irrigation system.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 30

Homemade hose guide for garden beds.
GARDEN GATE #11 Oct 1996 pg. 39

Suggestion for using sections of clay drainage tile to protect a garden edge from the hose. Tiles are also used as planters for annuals.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 5

Tip: Use a rubber roller made for boat trailers to guide your garden hose around flower beds, bushes, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #721 May 1988 (v.84) pg. 47

Tip: A simple guide made of PVC pipe makes it easier to pull a garden hose off of a wall-mounted reel.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.11#6) pg. 16

Tip: How to replace a coupling on a garden hose.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 100

Tips on garden hose lengths, diameters, volume of water delivered, construction, coupling and storage.
HORTICULTURE May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 14

Tip describes using sleeves of old garden hose around sections of a soaker hose to keep water where it's wanted.
KITCHEN GARDEN #5 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 8

A simplified technique of draining garden hoses for winter.
KITCHEN GARDENER #23 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 7

Rack for hanging up a garden hose is made from water pipe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #441 Feb 1965 (v.61) pg. 32

Panorama lawn spray. A device to hold the nozzle of a garden hose 30" above the ground for spraying. Holder can be rotated and secured in any horizontal or vertical position.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #467 Apr 1967 (v.63) pg. 109

A portable outdoor faucet can be made by attaching a faucet to a length of angle iron which you push into the ground where needed. Then attach the faucet to your outdoor garden hose faucet with a length of hose.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #598 Mar 1978 (v.74) pg. 116

Make your own hose nozzles from plumbing pipe fittings (nipples, caps and couplings). Drill the hole patterns to fit your own spray pattern needs. Est. cost: $2.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #605 Oct 1978 (v.74) pg. 106

Customize your hose reel by adding a small shelf at the bottom for carrying hand tools around the yard.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 99

How to repair a garden hose.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 102

Tip: Make a strain relief for your garden hose from a section of automotive water pump hose.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 18

Hose storage rack is designed to facilitate removal of the coiled up hose.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #86 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 160

How to make a trio of garden helpers. A hose guard, dibbles and cord, and a kneeling bench.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #87 May-Jun 1984 pg. 152

Tip: How to make soaker hoses from scraps of 4- and 6-mil plastic.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #99 May-Jun 1986 pg. 84

Tip on eliminating those "permanent" kinks in string-reinforced green-vinyl garden hoses.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #125 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 14

Easy ways to water. Build a sprinkler, furrow or drip system to do the work for you.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1982 (v.29#7) pg. 50

Selecting and using "soaker" hoses.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1985 (v.32#7) pg. 30

Homemade soaker hoses made from 6-mil. plastic and hose fittings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1985 (v.32#8) pg. 22

Tip describes how to slip foam pipe insulation over a section of soaker/sprinkler hose to keep it from watering a walkway.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1996 (v.43#4) pg. 77

Wood storage reel for a soaker hose.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 148

Penetrator pipe attaches to a hose for deep watering of lawns, shrubs and trees.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 164

Two-wheel cart for garden hose is made from thin-wall steel conduit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.132#4) pg. 165

Build this simple hose caddy to keep a garden hose neatly coiled where you need it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 58

How to repair a garden hose.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1989 (v.166#3) pg. 105

Garden hoses, a guide to the variety of types available.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1997 (v.174#7) pg. 93

Rotating hose reel for storing garden hose.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 166

Outdoor water faucet and hose are stored in a covered hole in the ground to keep them out of sight and out from under foot.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 136

Mount a hose reel inside the garage and run the hose out through a hole in the wall only when needed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 96

By sinking an old auto tire in the ground, you have a convenient, out-of-the-way place to store a coiled up hose.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1975 (v.207#2) pg. 114

Tip: A short length of hose attached to the end of your regular garden hose will protect the threads of your garden hose from being bent out of shape by dropping, being stepped on, being run over, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1978 (v.213#2) pg. 144

Tip: Use two conventional hose racks to hang a hose in a "figure 8" pattern so that it will unwind without twisting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1980 (v.217#4) pg. 155

Wooden box suspended underneath your semi-circular hose rack is used to store hose accessories and auto cleaning supplies.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 152

Multiple-head garden spray unit is made from PVC pipe and commercial spray heads with directional control. Water for this portable unit comes through a garden hose.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1986 (v.229#2) pg. 102
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1986 (v.229#5) pg. 6

How to make a hose guide from a 2x6 post that will make it easier to reel in a heavy hose.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 252

How to build a greenhouse frame, a water wand and other garden devices from PVC pipe.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 256

Photo shows how a reel for a garden hose can be mounted inside a garage with an opening in the garage wall for the hose to pull out from.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 146

Outdoor wash-up station is styled like an old-fasioned hand pump, but is supplied water from a garden hose.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 170

Questions to ask when choosing a garden hose.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 72

Tip: Decorative pagoda-like hose guide is cut from 4x4 wood.
SUNSET Jun 1984 (v.172#6) pg. 138

Roll-out cart to hold a garden hose stores beneath a deck. Measures 31"x48"x6" deep.
SUNSET Jun 1985 (v.174#6) pg. 148

How to select a hose-end sprinkler.
SUNSET Aug 1985 (v.175#2) pg. 76

Useful tricks your hose can play with the right nozzles. Tips on selecting hose and nozzles to water more carefully and efficiently.
SUNSET Jun 1988 (v.180#6) pg. 188

How to choose the right garden hose.
SUNSET Jul 1994 (v.193#1) pg. 54

Watering hose holder cut from wood is decorated with painted tulips.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 12 1984 (v.47#11) pg. 113, 144

Irrigation island. A decorative cedar hanger for garden hose and accessories.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 46, Insert