Do you have an old garden hose laying around your yard? Maybe you bought a new one this year and have no use for the old and bulky one from last season. Either way, don’t be so quick to toss that old garden hose just yet. There are still some fun and frugal uses for it that you can enjoy. Take a look below at 5 uses for an old garden hose that you can try this summer, giving your old hose a little more life and function.
5 Ways to Use an Old Garden Hose
1. Make a pest trap
Pests such as earwigs love dark and tight spaces. Cut the hose into small segments and leave them in the yard and garden. Earwigs will crawl in and hang out. Then, toss the segments into a bucket of soapy water, rinse, and use again. Pest problem solved.
2. Protect your car.
How can a hose protect your car? Cut segments of hose and them slice them down the center to make edge covers. You can cover sharp edges in the garage where your car may brush up against and become scratched.
3. Make a sprinkler.
Take a nail and poke holes in the hose. Then, just hook it up and turn it on. It will allow water through the holes and you will have an instant sprinkler the kids will love.
4. Get a grip.
You can slip a piece of hose over bucket handles to get a better grip on them, even when your hands are wet and slippery.
5. Make swings safer.
Cut a segment of hose and slice it down the center. Then wrap the piece around the chains of your child’s swing. It will help protect their hands from being pinched in the chain and allow them to get a better grip while swinging.
See how valuable that old hose can be? So don’t toss it, reuse it when you give one of these ideas a try.