A reader recently wrote in asking for ideas to repurpose a leaky garden hose. To my surprise, there are quite a few!
Photo by dno1967.
Furniture. If you’re skilled, like this artist, try your hand at using a hose to make a new chair.
Refashion a handle. Works well for anything heavy — a bucket, luggage, a box with a homemade handle. Cut a section of the hose and slit it down the side. Slip it over the handle and use duct tape or electrical tape to secure it shut. This sounds a lot like something my Grandpa would do.
Leaky, holey hose? If you can’t beat em, join em! Make a soaker hose for your garden.
And, quite possibly one of the best ideas: fix it! After all “repair” is considered the 4th “R” after reduce, reuse, recycle.
Have you reused an old or leaky garden hose? Leave a comment and tell us how!