Every home with a garden or with indoor plants needs a well-made watering can. In fact, most people have a larger, more durable watering can for use in the yard, and a smaller watering can for use on the houseplants indoors.
Watering cans have a few similarities: they all have an opening at the top which allows the can to fill with water; they have a handle which is used to carry the can and to tilt it to pour the water out; and they all have a nozzle or spout which directs the flow of the water out of the can. From this basic functionality, however, there are many variations, including:
If a metal watering can is used to mix fertilizer with water, be sure to rinse it out well after use to prevent corrosion.
Many retailers offer watering cans for sale. Home improvement stores, nurseries and hardware stores are a sure bet for a good selection of mostly outdoor watering cans. Multi-department stores such as Target, K-Mart and Wal-Mart have choices in both indoor and outdoor watering cans. Gift and novelty shops sometimes carry decorative watering cans that are functional, as well. Online retailers are also a great resource for watering cans, offering every style and size imaginable.