How to Choose the Right Haws Watering Cans
Haws watering cans vary in size, shape and purpose but still, they are all attractive and functional. They are all easy to handle, durable and will last you a lifetime. Get good value for your money with Haws. All Haws watering cans are made in England and are equipped with removable brass roses to provide the best gentle spray.
Other than aesthetic value, there are a number of things to consider before buying a new watering can. What is the purpose for buying a can? Where will it be used? Do you need a metal or a plastic can? Obviously, metal cans are heavier, more durable, and more expensive. It can last you a lifetime provided you do not let the water inside freeze during winter. If you want a lightweight can, then the plastic can is perfect for you. Currently though, the plastic cans are not being sold in Australia. If you are interested in plastic cans, you may add a comment below or contact us.
From the Haws brand, you can choose between injection moulded and blow moulded. Blow moulded cans can still last you a good five years while the more durable injection moulded can can last up to 10 years. Naturally, the life of plastic cans can be extended if it is not stored in a place that gets direct sunlight.
Another consideration is can size. Note that water can be very heavy even if the can is well-balanced. Also note that it is easier to carry two cans of the same amount of water at one time instead of carrying just one full can.
Length of spout is another consideration. Typically, long spout cans are used to water hard to reach places. This type is also more suited to watering seedlings since these cans usually have finer spray roses. Short spout cans are more appropriate for your general watering needs. Short spout cans are also easier to store particularly the oval shaped cans such as the Haws Slimline Watering Cans.
If the can will be used to apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, it is important to know that certain chemicals could react to galvanized steel which is used in the cans. As such, it is important to have backup plastic can to use exclusive for such purposes.