Garden Hose Holder

5 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy

This summer we have been working on some updates to get our home ready to sell such as, a bedroom makeover, bathroom remodel, updating landscaping and building trellises with lanterns. As I stood back to admire the new bushes on the back side of the house I noticed how unsightly the garden hoses were. Something needed to be done to organize and store our garden hoses, but it had to coordinate with the overall atheistic of the new landscaping. Since this month's DIY Project Challenge was to create something using wood my garden hose holder and storage post with hooks and solar light fit the criteria, hence I designed a garden hose holder and a little deck for the watering station. You can see the before photo below.


This was an eyesore and a muddy mess.

Supplies

  • 4 hooks
  • 4 by 4 by 48" long pressure treated (post)
  • Solar post cap
  • Gorilla Epoxy
  • Quikrete

Note: I chose to use 2 hooks on either side of the post that coordinated with hooks I used on my trellis for hanging plants. See the inspiration hooks holding the hanging planters.


Tools

  • Shovel
  • Saw (I used a chop saw)
  • Cordless drill
  • Level
  • Tape measure


 

Planning the garden hose post with hooks

I began by gathering my tools and supplies. Next, I determined the height of the post, the distance from the house and the water spigot. I made a chalk mark on the brick to mark the place and then I measured out from my mark on the brick to find the perfect location to start digging a one foot deep hole.

 

Installing garden hose post

Once the hole was ready I placed the post in the hole and poured dry Quikrete in and filled around the post. I used a level to make sure the post was straight. At this point I gently added a quart of water and let it soak into the dry Quikrete. This is my secret Quikrete method that is so easy with no cleanup! Let the Quikeret setup for a 4 hours.

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To determine the hook placement I held 2 hooks up to the post and marked where I wanted to install them. I decided they would work best on either side of the post instead of front and back. The hooks are installed upside down for this project.


Solar Post Cap


Next I added the post cap with a solar light. I choose Gorilla Epoxy to attach the cap.

 

I am so pleased with how this post turned out I am going to install another one on the other side of the house too.

Finished garden hose post with hooks and solar light post cap.

The placement of the hooks is perfect for my sprinkler too.

Solar light at night looks great!

We also built this floating platform deck and wow it adds a finished look and is the perfect place to grab your hose and sprinkler at the garden spigot. It makes me think of my Father's saying High and Dry and that's just what this provides.

The floating platform deck was another great addition to the garden see how easy it was to build.


Thank you for stopping by,

Kippi

Suggested materials:

  • 4 x 4 x 4 pressure treated  (https://fave.co/2YI2Dge)
  • Solar post cap  (https://fave.co/2Zym9Je)
  • Hooks  (https://fave.co/2ZvJLOX)
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Barb
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Absolutely beautiful! Did you make your pergola too? Would like to see how you made that also.

    Regards

    Barbara

  • Tree
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Why only 12 inches deep?

  • Hope
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Hi Kippi...

    I LOVE the trellis and fence teaser-pic!!! Will you share a pic of it in it's entirety please..? It looks really pretty and I'd like to see that fence with the cool circles on top. I'm looking for some inspiration on a garden entrance. : )

    • Hope
      7 days ago

      Your garden trellis is just beautiful!! We are planning on re-vamping our garden footprint this year and that trellis will look really nice across the back-side of it...can't wait to get started. : )


      The other trellis/fence that I would love a full pic of is the one that you show in this post, next to your house...2nd pic, I think. If you have a pic or (even better) if you've posted the DIY on it, I'd love to see it. It adds such a nice touch.

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