How does your garden grow? If you want your plants to flourish it’s important to keep them watered, whether they’re out in the garden or pot plants in your home.
The easiest and most practical way to water plants is with a watering can. There are various types to choose from depending on where you are planning to water the plants. From small indoor watering cans, to large capacity watering cans for the garden.
Later in this article we explain the different types of watering cans and their uses.
Firstly here are our picks of the top 9 watering cans for either indoor or outdoor use.
Let’s get started!
9 Best Watering Cans
Wilko watering can 10l
Affordable plastic watering can with wraparound handle for control during prolonged watering. The hook above the spout is a great place to store the rose when it isn’t required. £5.00 Best Value Buy!
What Type Of Watering Can Do I Need?
Metal or plastic?
Metal watering cans are durable and will last a long time provided they are galvanised and rust resistant. Plastic watering cans are cheaper but may not last as long. The benefit is they are lighter to carry.
Big or small?
If you are using your watering can for a light sprinkling of a few plants you may opt for a smaller one, or if you have a larger garden to cover you may decide to get a bigger watering can with a large capacity, to save you heading back to the tap too often. Make sure it’s not too heavy to carry though!
Neck and sprinkler
What types of plants are you watering? If you have tall leafy plants you should look for a watering can with a long slim neck, which can easily reach the roots of the plant to give them sufficient water. For things like hanging baskets and window boxes you should opt for a shorter neck so its easy to water overhead. You may also want to consider the handle position and how comfortable it is to hold whilst watering.
Some watering cans have a detachable sprinkler or rose (rosette) which is perfect for delivering a fine, even shower of water to new plants and seeds. The rose should be removed to give thirstier plants more water.
Where To Buy Online (Best Retailers)
In our product reviews above I’ve linked to Amazon because they tend to have good stock levels at competitive process. I do strongly checking these recommended retailers below.
- Buy Watering Cans from eBay
- Buy Watering Cans from B&Q
- Buy Watering Cans from Argos
- Buy Watering Cans from Wilko