A garden hose left outside during winter can damage it, such as cracking or freezing, especially when the hose has water inside it. A frozen connected hose can cause water pressure issues inside the pipes and water lines of your home. Preparing for the winter is a wise move even if you live in mild winter with only a short time with freezing temperature. Here is a step by step guide to preventing the hose from freezing:
Turn off the outside water spigot to prevent the additional water
from entering the pipe.
Linear the twists to allow the water to pass freely through the hose.
Remove the remaining water from the hose. Also, detach the
attachments like sprinkle heads to get rid of water.
Detach the hose from the water spigot.
Ensure you have removed every last of water remaining inside of
your garden hose.
Wind the hose into a circular shape to prevent it from kink or
twisted when you store it.
Store the hose on a warm surface to prevent it from freezing or
Use a hanger or a large bucket to keep the hose. Because when you
hang a hose on a nail, that can cause kink from the stress and weight on