If you have a lot of watering to do, a hose will save you time and effort but to make sure you only use the water you need and that it goes exactly where you want it to, use a spray gun attached to the end of your hose. Choose one that doesn’t leak or drip and look for a controllable flow option that can adjust the volume of water from 40-100%. Guns with an aerated spray control will also use less water.
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How to water your plants – using a hose with a spray gun attached