Which Haws Watering Can is Right for You?
I have lots of customers inquire about what type of Haws Watering Can they should get.
Well, this depends on a few things. Some questions that you need to ask yourself are:
What plants will you be watering with the can?
If you are using the can to water pot plants on a verandah, then the Slimline Can is suitable. It has a 30cm spout and at 5 litres could water all your pot plants in one go, (depending on how many you have!) This can comes with the oval rose that produces a fine spray that’s perfect for delicate plants.
The Heritage can would also be great to use as well on pot plants. The spout is a bit longer at 37cms and it has a 8.8L capacity. This can comes with a round rose that has larger holes than the fine spray rose, so the spray won’t be as fine as the oval rose.
If you were using the can in a veggie patch or in beds where extra reach is needed then the Professional Long Reach Can would be the one to look at. These come in two sizes 4.5L and 8.8L.
The extra length on the spout of the Professional Long Reach Can allows constant watering pressure so the spray lasts for longer with less dribble. This can comes with the oval rose that can be faced up or down. When facing up the spray is gentle and perfect for young seedlings where you don’t want them washed out by the spray. If you do want a heavier more directed spray then face the rose down.
What weight are you (or someone else!) prepared to carry?
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if their wife or mum could lift the can when full, I wouldn’t be rich but would have enough money to go on a nice trip up north.
So here’s the breakdown of how much the cans weigh in kilos (when full of water).
Heritage – 10.2 kg
Slimline – 6.4 kg
Professional 4.5L – 6 kg
Professional 8.8L – 10.2 kg
With the larger cans, or with all of them really, you have the option of only filling it half way. Especially if there may be two of you using the can (eg one person might be able to carry the heavier weight whereas the other might not). The Haws Professional Can is designed in such a way that even at half full it gives the same spray that it would at full capacity.
What colour should I get?
Well, this one is personal preference but I do get asked this question quite a bit! But I reckon it would be harder to lose a burgundy watering can in the garden than a green one.
We also sell the Haws roses separately. The oval brass one fits on the Slimline and Professional cans. The round brass one only fits on the heritage. There is also a round coarse spray rose available to fit the Slimline and Professional cans. The holes on these are bigger than the fine rose.
So there you go! If you aren’t sure which Haws watering can to get, hopefully asking yourself these questions will help you make a decision!