Easy summer watering with Gilmour

Posted by on June 9, 2017

#ad #sponsor My opinions are my own. Helen

Who doesn’t want to make our gardening lives easier? Oh no, make it harder in the garden for me, said no one EVER!

I was given to trial the Gilmour Flexogen Super Duty Hose, Gilmour Heavy Duty Thumb Control Watering Nozzle and the Gilmour Quick Connector Set. These rock!   Read below to learn of my experiences.


At one time, I thought I was being savvy by having a hose at every spigot. Then I discovered quick connects. Some of the earlier generation quick connect systems I’ve used were alright, but they were made of plastic, so they weren’t long lasting. I was able to trial Gilmour’s new brass quick connector set, and now have a new BFF. This is the way to go. I even went out and bought several sets for work.

Below is one of my locations where I work in front of the Dovecote at Fearrington Village. Yup, each day, I need to connect a hose in this most inhospitable place. It was such a chore to have to hook the hose up everytime I needed it. The quick connect make quick work of this. The durable, rust-resistant brass ensures I will not have to replace in a while.  When I brought a quick connect set for use at work, I bought a complete set–male and female. I noticed too you can buy just a male or female end can be purchased. This is helpful, especially at the site where I only use one hose but need connection ends at each spigot. So all I needed to do was buy one set and then another male end. Set up is now only a split second instead of a minute or more depending if I can get the thread started in this cumbersome place.

The female end connects to the hose end that attaches to a watering tool. The male connect attaches to the watering tools, so I have another set for my spray nozzle making it easier to visit the dozen plus sites I need to water. I can switch between nozzle and sprinkler in seconds.



Am I the only one who has used hoses that kink? I think not! This is a very frustrating. I have several techniques to unkink. One such technique is taking the hose at one end and doing the WAVE with it in hopes it un-kinks. It never does, but I’m always optimistic.

I’m hopeful with my new Gilmour Flexogen Super Duty Hose, patented 8-layer construction with reinforced core maximizes both durability and kink resistance. We’ll see. One thing to remember, coil your hose carefully. Once kinked, there tends to have a memory, and will continue to kink. I’m hoping to avoid this, with care, but I’m also hoping this newly-patened version won’t do it anyway.

The hose is also crush-resistant. I can stand on it and the water doesn’t cut off. I don’t mean to step on it, but I often water in tight places. I also like the  corrosion-resistant brass connections, giving me a brass-to-brass connection from my hose end to the quick connect, and as you will later see, the nozzle.

Lest we not forget, this product is made in the U.S.A. and backed by a lifetime warranty.



Gilmour Heavy Duty Thumb Control Watering Nozzle

This nozzle rocks!!!

There are eight spray settings on this nozzle, flower, sweep, shrub, clean, soft wash, rinse, jet, and garden. The photo above was taken with the garden setting. I tried them all, and there are a few that will be useful for my needs, I’m sure you will find a few more for your needs. The turn mechanism from one setting to another was breeze. I really like the all-in-one thumb control adjust for water flow with our squeezing. Back to the ease in gardening. Yes it’s all about making what should be easy, easy!

Lighten up in the garden; garden easier!


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