If you are looking at watering wands the decision on what to buy is often based purely on price.
However a qick review of few other factors may well lead you to choose something that is not at the cheap end.
We reviewed a number of watering wands and settled on on the Dramm professional models. We wanted a reasonably soft flow, yet lots of water, we were also looking for a an easy snap connector as we use other watering devices as well.
Choosing a Watering Wand
You will also have the choice of price, a cheap wand that may need to be replaced after a season. Or a higher quality wand that will last many years.
You may be tempted to buy a wand with an adjustable nozzle, the one size fits all principle, however they can tend to leak.
After reviewing a number of watering wands we eventually settled on the Dramm watering wand as the best. We were after something sturdy with a good water flow and an easy to operate shut off valve.
The Dramm wands meet all of these requirements. You can choose a number of wand lengths, some with crooked necks, the choice of nozzles is broad with both plastic and aluminium types available. A number of shut off valves are also available, we went for a thumb operated gate valve.
They make one piece wands which work well, just not as heavy duty as what we required.
Yes we could have saved a few dollars by choosing a cheaper plastic watering wand, however the Dramm will last us much longer, so in the long term it will save us money. And in the meantime it will do a better job of watering our plants.
- Take your watering wand indoors in winter if you live in an area subject to freezes, this helps prevent damage.
- Drain your wand if you are not using it for prolonged periods.
- Hang it up after use to prevent damage.