I was just out watering my beds, not something I normally do, but the rain lately has been scarce and at most very light. On the front side of my house, my faucet is behind 3 ft of garden bed. Not a huge issue as far as reach goes, I can easily reach over the bed to the faucet. The problem lies with the hose. As I move from bed to bed, the hose, which is just long enough to hit all my front beds, kind of gets dragged through this bed. For the most part I try to pay attention to what I'm doing so I don't damage the plants, but sometimes a reflexive tug pulls the hose through the bed. Oops. So far I haven't done any major damage though. Knock on wood.
But as I was wrapping things up today and heading back inside, an image came to my mind. A pivoting 3 ft bar/tube that would sway over the plants, much like how the hoses spin around your car at those spray-it-yourself car washes. I'm going through the net trying to find options, even if there are pivoting PVC connectors where I can jury-rig my own arm, but I wanted to throw it out to ya'll to see if anyone has seen an apparatus like this before? To make sure the idea is clear. A tubular bar that you screw onto your spigot that will then angle out a short distance and gives you another connector for attaching your hose... hmm... now that I think on it more, that might put a bit of stress on the spigot if your system is all PVC, like mine. But Wall Mounted spigots should be able to hand it. Anyone seen anything like this?