What is a Hose Nozzle?
A hose nozzle is the end of the hose through which the water comes out. In other words, the nozzle is the outlet end of the hose.
If you attempt to use a hose without a nozzle, you’ll see that a jet of water gushes through at a huge force which makes it impossible to properly water any kind of delicate plant without devastating them. In extreme cases, it might also devastate your garden.
However, this is exactly why nozzles exist. Nozzles are, in short, add-ons to the outlet end of your hose. These let you properly ‘sprinkle’ the water where you want and how you want.
It must be obvious by now that since there might be various reasons as to why you’re watering your garden, there must also be several kinds of nozzles that are available to serve specific purposes each. Each of them is more suitable than the others in a specific case.
Let us now look at the kind of nozzles that are commonly available:
Of all the kind of nozzles that are available, the best ones have been selected. We here at at Turf Mechanic bring you the select types of nozzles available. The right fit for your garden hose is something we want to help you find and we hope you will be able to find it by the time you read this.
Without further ado, let us take a look at the main nozzle types:
1. The Conventional Nozzle:
The first thing that tops the list from the very beginning is the conventional Nozzle. The conventional nozzle is also known as the cylindrical nozzle.
The conventional nozzles are great options as well. This is because these ones are of the best quality and operate on the conventional turning principle. You can just turn it till you get your desired effect. These are the sturdiest and the most cost effective.
If properly used, these nozzles can last for a lifetime!
2. Pistol Grip type of Nozzle:
The second and the most prominent is the Pistol Grip type of nozzle. You can hold this one in your hand. This nozzle gets its name from the fact that its shape somewhat resembles that of a pistol.
Frankly it also behaves like a pistol except when it comes to shooting bullets. It can be used as long as you press the trigger and it will keep on watering the spot you hold it at until you don’t let go of it.
3. The Turret type of Nozzle:
The turret type of nozzle is also one of the common ones. Here you just have to adjust the dial system to get the desired effect. Once you get the desired effect, you can just press the trigger to start the sprinkling.
This one is fairly simple and is a great choice if you are looking to buy something that is fairly simple to use and comes in a good price range that is really affordable.
4. The Fan type of Nozzle:
The fan type of nozzle is also really famous in the industry for it’s different design and outlook. This nozzle is used water small plants, preferably outdoors.
One important thing about these nozzles is that they often lack the off function. You have to just stop the power supply to stop them. Obviously, there are exceptions as well.
5. The “Watering Hand” Nozzle:
The Watering Hand is also another type of nozzle that is used for watering specific places. This one is used to water a specific spot or a spot that is hard to reach. This one is a more specialized tool for watering than the average nozzle in terms of accuracy.
However, the watering hand is a long elongated nozzle and it’s hard to properly take care of. It can easily be damaged with uneven pressure and it is pretty expensive to be honest.
6. The Fireman Nozzle:
The Fireman Nozzle, on the other hand, is a pretty different kind of nozzle. This nozzle finds the greatest use in washing cars because it can put out a lot of water at a pretty high pressure.
The Fireman nozzle is also extremely versatile because it can emit anything from a light mist up to a strong jet, this makes it one of the most useful nozzles in the whole industry. This is the reason behind the extensive use of the Fireman Nozzle.
7. The Bubbler Nozzle:
While all of these sprinklers do the trick. there are often some little delicate plants that require even more attention that just that of a delicate sprinkler. Regular sprinklers fail to give them the delicate sprinkler that they deserve.
So, in order to drench these delicate new plants or seedlings, you must try out the Bubbler Nozzle. It lets out the water very slowly and in a very uniform manner ensuring that your plants get sprinkled and kept wet without having any force applied on them to ensure that they are safe.
The only negative point with this sprinkler is that it takes a long while and is considerably more expensive in comparison to all the other sprinklers on this list.
So, what is the best one?
Well, there is no general best one in this case. All of these are fairly different and the best one would be case dependent. The one that serves you the best is the best one for you.
So, keep in mind your specific needs and do your research before you go out and buy the right one that would serve all of your needs. We wish you the best of luck for your shopping here at Turf Mechanic!