Since we recently bought our first house, we find ourselves having to run to the store to buy things we previously didn’t need. Rakes, Snow Shovels, and a Snowblower, were all things we didn’t need living in a townhouse.
It was already pretty cold out when we moved into this house, the fact that we didn’t own a garden house didn’t cross my mind until we got home from the last Buffalo Bills game of the season. Our boots were so muddy! We had gotten mud all over the trucks rubber floor mats and without tracking the mud into the house, we had no way to clean anything. I knew I had a pair of sneakers by the front door, so I changed shoes on the front steps and went in and got Tony a pair of sneakers. We left our boots in the garage and the muddy mats in the truck.
We kept meaning to get a hose, but kept forgetting. Late last month I was provided the oppotunity to review a Pocket Hose Ultra for free. I knew the 50′ length would be perfect to water flowers in the front of our house in the warmer weather, as well as wash out the bird feeders in the back.
Shortly after the hose arriving, one of the cats vomited all over two of the litter box mats. In their defence, they also got some IN the litterbox. I appreciated that the sick kitty at least tried to make an effort to not puke on the floor. When I first hooked the hose up, it was leaking a little from the connector, so I figured I must have put it on slightly crooked, but I couldn’t get it off, so I had to have Tony help me. He got it off, and put back on straight really fast. I didn’t have a spray nozzle to attach, but the Pocket Hose Ultra does have an On/Off Switch. I was able to clean the litter mats off outside without any issues.
We plan on using it to hose down our cars to get the salt off, but It has actually been well below 0º with the windchill recently so we haven’t gotten the chance.
I really love how lightweight the hose is. I remember when I still lived at home what a pain it was to take my parents hose off the holder and lug it to the back to water flowers – It was so heavy and bulky! This 50′ hose takes up about as much room as a grapefruit when not in use, so it is easy to move around.
We plan on using it to hose down our cars and get the salt off, but It has actually been well below 0 with the windchill recently so we haven’t gotten the chance.
I am curious to see how it will hold up through the seasons – there seem to be very mixed reviews online. Have any of you purchased a Pocket Hose before? How do you feel about these hoses?