When it gets hot out, it’s time to go outdoors and enjoy the weather. But once you’re out there, what do you do? Fortunately, if you’ve got a garden hose, you’ve got a surefire way to have fun in the sun. Here are a few creative ways to have a blast with your hose in the summer.
Make a Sprinkler
Running through a sprinkler in the front or back yard is a classic way of keeping cool in the summer that you probably remember from your own childhood. You can amuse and entertain your kids while you water the lawn. If you don’t have a sprinkler attachment, you can DIY it by just making a few holes in your hose with a nail or a drill.
Slip ‘n’ Slide
A Slip ‘n’ Slide can provide hours of fun for the whole family. Again, you can buy a manufactured Slip ‘n’ Slide, but if you have a long enough piece of tarp, you can make your own by laying it down on a bit of an incline and turning the hose on it. Orient the hose so it keeps the tarp wet without getting in the way of the action.
There are a ton of great water games you can play with your family with just a water hose. Fire a stream of water at about shoulder height and play liquid limbo, challenging family members to lean underneath without getting wet. Put some balls in a marked-off area and challenge others to be the fastest to knock the balls out with a steady stream of hose water. These are just a couple of the many water games you can think of. Let your imagination run wild!
What to Do When the Water Goes Off
There’s no question that you can have a lot of fun with an active garden hose, but if the water isn’t running, that’s not very much fun at all. In Oneida, Rome, Utica, NY, and surrounding areas, that’s when it’s time to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Oneida. For years, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has stood ready to handle all of your plumbing issues quickly, cheerfully and affordably. We’ll give you a free, accurate estimate on any job, and you’ll pay a flat fee, with no hidden charges tacked on later.
If you’re having plumbing problems, don’t wait. Call us now, and we’ll send a licensed plumber who is certified by Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project over as soon as possible. Get that water flowing again fast. Just dial us up at 315-363-1565 or contact us online for a free estimate today.