Shopping for Watering Cans

The best watering containers are both practical and attractive. It can be difficult to choose one. You don’t need a fancy, ergonomic watering container to keep your potted plants healthy. It’s not a bad idea to have one. A pitcher or repurposed soup container could work, but it’s not as fun to use and you might not use it as often. A good watering will ensure that the water is delivered to the right places and minimizes spills. A watering can with a rain rose can provide gentle spray for larger containers. A model with a removable rose can deliver a gentle spray. They don’t look ugly and should be kept in the garage. Ms. Munoz stated that a gallon-sized or smaller watering can would be suitable for indoor use. What size handles should be used outdoors? What should the handles be? “I definitely prefer a metal watering can,” Ms. Munoz said, although she added that plastic ones would get the job done and usually weigh less.ImageWatering CanPlastic watering can with two-liter capacity$40 at Hay: 833-849-3025 or us.hay.comImageMetal Watering CanWatering can in gold, silver or black finishAbout $35 at H&M: 855-466-7467 or hm.comImageBlack Matte Metal Round Watering CanSculptural watering can with two-quart capacity$70 at Sprout Home: 312-226-5950 or sprouthome.comImageHaws Watering Can and Plant Mister SetPowder-coated steel watering can with removable brass rose and mister$118 at Terrain: 877-583-7724 or shopterrain.comImage2.5 Gallon Hot Dipped Steel Watering CanGalvanized steel watering can with red wooden handleAbout $39 at Behrens: 800-657-4939 or behrens.comFor weekly email updates on residential real estate news, sign up here. Follow us on Twitter at @nytrealestate