How to Install a Garden Hose Holder

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When your watering is done, hang up the hose.
When your watering is done, hang up the hose. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Kinked garden hoses crack. Hoses left in flowerbeds get muddy. Tangled hose is a backyard accident waiting to happen. To protect yourself, your guests and your garden hose, hang it up. A hose hanger is one of the least expensive options for coiling and storing a hose when it is not in use. It takes minutes to install one appropriate for house exteriors. For brick or stone houses, avoid drilling holes in the wall. Plant the stake of an independent mounted hose holder in the ground near the faucet instead.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Carpenter’s level
  • Drill
  • Metal washers
  • Screws

Mark with a pencil the spot where the holder will be attached to the wall. Measure a comfortable height from the ground so that the gardener can avoid stooping and bending. Measure a sufficient distance from the faucet to allow the entire garden hose to be coiled on the holder.

Hold the hose hanger at the spot you marked on the wall and use a pencil to circle inside the screw holes on the hanger, marking the wall where the holes will be drilled. Use a carpenter’s level to be sure the hanger will sit evenly when it is installed.

Drill holes at the marks. Place the holder against the wall, lining it up with the holes. Position a metal washer over each hole on the hose holder and screw the holder to the wall using the screws that came with it.

Connect the garden hose to the faucet and coil it over the hose holder. Begin looping at the end of the hose that is attached to the faucet. The hose nozzle will be on the outside loop of hose, ready to uncoil when you next need it.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are installing in cement stucco, use a masonry bit and stainless steel wood screws for real stucco with a wood substrate. A cordless hammer drill makes the job easier.
  • If your house has a newer synthetic stucco finish, contact the manufacturer for instructions to protect the warranty and the waterproofing.

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