When giving plants a good dousing, a hose that can give multiple settings is always best.
This is because the spread and intensity of cover will need to adapt for each plant and situation. For instance, delicate or young plants need a gentle shower, whereas dense foliage or established growth will benefit from a vigorous soaking.
A rubber, rather than plastic, hose like the YOYO from FITT gives this level of control and delivers in practicality too in that it doesn’t kink, it expands for use and then shrinks down for compact and simple storage as well.
With your pots, containers and hanging baskets, you may want to add water holding ability with hydration crystals, which are small crystals that expand into gel and hold moisture into the soil.
Add them into the heart of pots and containers with fast growing plants, a fine-textured growing medium will help them be most effective. When you apply them, do so very sparingly at the manufacturers recommended rate.