A well-placed reel hose will enable you to reach and water every nook and cranny of your garden and when the job is done (water pots early morning or last thing at night to get the best results) the hose retracts gracefully into the housing. No messy and watery pipes to wind up! Just a few turns of the handle and everything was back to how it was. Except your plants are watered. And you don't have mud smeared over your hands, arms and clothes.