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In a hot summer, watering can take up a lot of time every day – particularly if you plant in containers. Whatever you like to grow it makes sense to reduce your watering and to choose watering systems that are easier to manage.

You can look at equipment and tools for watering in two ways.

The full list of products is divided into categories and shown below, or you can use the Equipment and tool finder to look at products which might be useful if you: are gardening after a stroke or with heart disease; garden sitting down or from a wheelchair; have sight loss; have with a weak grip; use one hand; can't bend easily.

Equipment and tool finder
To search for equipment and tools, select the gardening job you want to do. Then select the disability which best describes your needs. If you would like to see a full list of products for each gardening job, simply choose 'All equipment and tools'.
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Watering cans

Watering cans

There are lightweight, slim and small cans which are easier to carry, and models with button operated valves to control the flow of water.

Find out more about watering cans

hosepipes, sprayers and water connectors

Hosepipes, sprayers and water connectors

It can be difficult choosing from the wide range of hoses, spray guns, lances and feeders available. Read Thrive's top tips to find out what might be best for you.

Find out more about hosepipes, sprayers and water connectors

Automatic watering systems

Automatic watering systems

If you find it difficult to get around the garden to do the watering, or if you have a large garden, an automated watering system might be the solution.

Find out more about automatic watering systems