|Esschert Design Galvanized Watering Can – Ivy|
|Retail Price: $34.99|
|Amazon Price: $34.99|
A galvanized watering can is a must have item for a serious gardener.Galvanized watering-cans allow you to pour the water right where you need it the most and are specially designed to keep you from wasting water. If you are economically conscientious of your water usage, a watering can will help save you money.
Galvanized watering cans are built to last through years of use. Traditional styled galvanized water-cans are still a favorite with gardeners. They are engineered to prevent accidental spillage and to provide a steady even flow when watering.
The spout of a traditional styled metal watering can starts off near the bottom of the water tank and rises to a height above the tank. This keeps water from escaping until the can is tipped. The spout is also larger on the end where it attaches to the tank and then it tapers up to a smaller opening where the water comes out.The reduction in the size of the spout creates natural water pressure. On the end of the spout there is a spray nozzle called a rose. The pressure is needed to maintain a steady and even flow through the nozzle which in turn allows the lovely shower of water to pour from the can.
A shielding plate molded across part of thetop of the watering can keeps the water from splashing outas it is being poured. It also keeps the water from spilling out if the can is tipped too far accidently or when you have to tip the can at a steep angle to get the last bit of water out.
A galvanized watering can may have one large stationary handle or a combination of two handles. Both styles provide for two-handed use of the can. The single handles will start towards the middle back of the tank and loop high over the top. The double handle models have a small handle attached to the back of the water-can and a separate handle that arches from side to side over the top. Often that second handle will pivot up and down which some people find more convenient when watering or when filling the container.
While most galvanized water containers still maintain the natural galvanized finish, there are some that have been handsomely painted with ornate designs.Others have designs pressed or stamped into the metal. Another variation of the traditional style galvanized watering can is a model that is tall with a tapering body. Shapes of the handles create subtle variations in models as well.
A watering can is a great gift for a gardener.The cans can be used as a gift basket and filled with things like seeds, gloves, small garden tools, etc… Some people like to paint designs on the cans and give them as gifts. The surface of a galvanized watering can is an excellent canvas for most crafter’s paints. Some crafters paint the cans and then sell them.
Using a galvanized watering can enables you to water exactly where you need it.You won’t be wasting water like when using a broadcast sprinkler and you won’t be watering weeds when you just want to water the plants…
A galvanized watering can is a good choice if you intend to leave the can out in the weather. The galvanized cans won’t rust and you may even want to keep one under a gutter spout to collect rain water. That way, you won’t have to fill it up at the water spigot.
Galvanized cans are also very sturdy. They will not dent easy, but of course like most metal items they can get bent with rough use. Under normal use however, the can will stay in shape for a long time.
You can get galvanized watering cans in various sizes. It may seem smart to buy the largest one thinking you’ll make fewer trips to fetch water. However, when choosing a size, remember that you need to be able to keep the can steady while it is pouring water or you won’t get an even flow of water. So choose a can that you can comfortably hold steady when it’s full.