Controlling a garden hose

Martha Stewart
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The garden hose can be unwieldy. To keep it in line, push pairs of stakes into the soil, parallel to a bed, and run the hose between them.

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Tools and Materials

  • Work gloves
  • Hammer or wooden mallet
  • 12-inch-long, 2-inch-square wooden stakes or precut 12-inch-long, 1/2-inch-diameter copper tubing plus caps (all available at hardware stores)

How-To

Wooden stakes work well, taking on a weathered look as they age. If you prefer a more formal and longer-lasting garden accent, use copper stakes, which develop a nice green patina.

Wearing gloves, use hammer to drive a pair of wooden stakes (or use mallet to drive copper tubing) into soil, 2 to 2 1/2 inches apart. 

Space pairs 18 to 24 inches apart. (If using copper, finish by topping tubes with caps.)

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