When choosing a watering can, you need to know how parts of the traditional watering can, including pipes and roses, help deliver water to your garden.
A plastic watering can with a long (preferably curved) spout gives it a lighter and more direct reach for potted hanging plants. For more complete coverage and ease of Use, choose watering cans with a spout in a plane higher than the bucket.
The watering Rose, located at the end of the spout, has perforations so that you can gently spray water on young or fragile flowers. If you have only used recyclable cups, buckets, appliances (or whatever is useful) to water plants, and you are not familiar with this part of the watering can, here is a tagged image of a watering can to indicate how to recognize the Rose.
Most quality showers have rounded handles, which makes them more comfortable to carry, especially if you make a lot of trips from the sink to the garden and back. Some cans have a top handle for carrying and a back handle for lifting and pouring or a single loop designed for the same purpose.
Many watering cans have measuring marks, which can help the gardener keep track of what goes into (and pours into) your can. When you are busy in the garden, sometimes you do not have time to accurately judge how many liters of water you need to pour from your can without measuring marks that guide you.
#Quick tips to make the most of your watering can
The best watering cans are shaped to prevent spills. The design of the bucket should ensure that the contents do not drip out of it, even at extreme angles.
Before watering the plants, let the water in your can warm up to room temperature. Tap water is a bit too cold; most plants respond better to warm water.
Use short jet sprinklers on cultivated plants and for general gardening tasks. A watering can with long Jets is best for reaching hidden areas or plants in the last row of your garden next to the wall.
When spraying young or fragile plants, point the spray head upwards and tilt the can correctly. If you are watering a large area, the spray head should point to the ground. Buy a watering can with a replaceable spray head if you plan to use mist or spray frequently.
For point watering and pouring liquid fertilizer, you will get good results with an old-fashioned steel watering can.
Learn more about watering cans and how to choose and use the right ones for your John garden in this video from the YouTube channel learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens.
Types of watering cans
Plastic watering cans are cheap and colorful, and many are shaped or molded like elephants or other animals. Animal-shaped watering cans make gardening fun for children and add a festive air to any room. Plastic watering cans fit into the interior decoration and do not scratch the tables or wood. Although we often think that plastic watering cans are flimsy and only suitable for indoor use, many cans consist of durable but lightweight material that can last if used and stored properly.
Galvanized steel showerheads have a classic “Old World” look and give a decorative look to any room or garage shelf. These watering cans are sturdy, durable and will not rust even if left outside in the rain. However, if galvanized steel comes into contact with alkaline soil, it will rust. Choose a galvanized steel watering can to cover large flower beds and herb gardens when you need to water a lot of plants.
Tin, brass or copper watering cans come in all sizes. Smaller cans can be painted or shaped like animals, and have the same decorative charm as smaller plastic containers.
You can use small metal watering cans for indoor watering or small outdoor gardens. Use larger cans outdoors in the garden. Metal watering cans are better than plastic cans for distributing soluble fertilizers and usually last longer. Unpainted metal cans can be safely stored outdoors and withstand strong winds and bad weather, unlike plastic watering cans.
Tips for the care and storage of watering cans
Drain watering cans when not in use. Take the metal cans inside during the winter months, or at least drain all the water from them. If water in a metal can freeze, it can damage the bottom of the container.
Plastic cans should be stored in a garage or indoors, away from the sun’S UV rays. Clean the inside of plastic watering cans with a soft brush for bottles, baking soda and warm water.
If your watering can is full, but nothing comes out of the holes drilled in the Rose at the end of the spout, take it out of the spout and wipe it with a cloth and warm water.
One of the few non-metallic watering cans versatile enough for indoor and outdoor use. The perforated rose allows for easy sprinkling or constant flow, depending on the plants you need to water.
This Easy-Pour can feel much lighter than metal cans that carry the same weight. It has a medium – sized filling hole, which prevents water from overflowing when transporting the can or dispensing its contents. This 2.6 Gallon can provides two handles to help you carry the full load with a secure grip. The filling hole will not interfere with your ability to balance and carry the watering can, since the hole is located on the side near the handle.
You will need to align the spout with the neck of the watering can for the fine spray function to work. To do this, press the notch on the inner yellow valve to seal. If the seal is loose, you will not be able to use a fine spray mist.
If you water a lot, this durable resin can is easier to carry around than a metal can. While aligning the spout with the neck, you should not have any difficulty in using this can.