I don't have a hose in my backyard and it is too expensive to add a hookup.

Diane D
by Diane D
It is difficult to water garden and clean deck by hand so I am wondering if there is something portable I could use that would have a spray like a hose???
  17 answers
  • Plumber26 Plumber26 on Apr 08, 2012
    you could use one of those pump sprayers like you use for weed killers. they come in different sizes and you pump it up and it will serve it's purpose. Just outta curiosity, how much do you consider "expensive". Because, unless you are on a slab foundation, it shouldn't be too expensive to add a hose bibb.
  • Diane D Diane D on Apr 08, 2012
    I am on a slab. I can't remember exactly but I think it was a few hundred dollars because there is no access to water in the back of the house. Thanks for the advice on the pump sprayer.
  • Rebecca B Rebecca B on Apr 08, 2012
    Consider diverting water from your guttering into a rain barrel. Many rainbarrels have hose attatchments.
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Apr 08, 2012
    Do you have any outside water access? A faucet in the front?
  • Diane D Diane D on Apr 08, 2012
    Four Season: The water source is in the garage which is the front of the house. Rebecca: I was reading about the rain barrel today. I will look into that.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 09, 2012
    I think rain barrels are an excellent idea for you.
  • Diane D Diane D on Apr 09, 2012
    Where is the best place to get the rain barrels? Do Home Depot or Lowes carry them?
  • Bobby Jean S Bobby Jean S on Apr 09, 2012
    You can create your own rain barrels from a large plastic trash can. eHow or similar sites should have step by step instructions; chances are the city of Raleigh does also.
  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Apr 09, 2012
    Diane, you might find what you need from The Rain Barrel Depot: http://www.hometalk.com/member/n2ihh5bv3z
  • Freida Freida on Jul 14, 2015
    Buy a water hose that expands and is very light weight. It can stretch 20 feet and curl back to only a few feet.
  • Carol Carol on Dec 29, 2015
    I did the same as Freida suggested. I just ran the hose from the kitchen sink and out the window. The stretch hoses are brilliant.
  • Abebe64 Abebe64 on Mar 10, 2024

    Use a straw, pour water through it, then you can wash it off.⛳️😊

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 11, 2024

    Use a Hose connector and put it on your inside tap!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 11, 2024

    Watering Cans or Milk Bottles filled with water. Do you OR MAYBE YOU COULD HAVE A RAINWATER TANK or maybe you could install one to catch the rain from the roof etc.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 12, 2024

    Run a hose from your bathroom sink to the back yard. A connector should do the trick. It is not hard to put a hose bib on the back of the house. You connect it to the water line. I had this done several years ago, cost was abou $150 and it is one of the best improvements I needed for my back yard.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 12, 2024

    Hi Dianne, even if you gather water in a rain barrel (or two) you'll still likely need a hose to distribute the water onto your garden and to clean the deck. I'd just buy a really long hose (or maybe two shorter ones) that will reach from the garage connection to the area where you need to water. That will be less expensive but more time consuming than having a hose bib installed. You won't have very much water pressure when using a hose from a rain barrel.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 13, 2024

    You can find rain barrels at Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot. We bought ours through the county. One tip if you live in an area that freezes in the winter, remove all water from the rain barrel because they can crack from the ice formation inside.