contest! win a lead-free, eco-friendly garden hose

Update: I managed to confuse myself with this contest, so we are going to go ahead and take entries until midnight EST on Tuesday, May 5. Thanks, everyone! –Mary T.


Lots of us have a pleasant summer memory of getting a refreshing drink from the garden hose. So it was a bit shocking to learn that plenty of garden hoses contain dangerous levels of lead. Teknor Apex to the rescue! The company, the second-largest manufacturer of garden hoses in the U.S., just came out with two new hoses: AquaPure Neverkink and Healthy Habitat, both of which are lead-free, making them safe to drink from. As an added bonus, they help reduce water usage by as much as 20 percent!

Teknor Apex has graciously given us one of their new, safe hoses to give away to you! The AquaPure Neverkink hose is lead-free, drinking water safe (made with F.D.A. sanctioned materials), and conserves water with a reduced flow rate. And as an added bonus, it’s made of “no kink, no twist, no tangle” material — guaranteed.

Here’s how to enter: show us your small garden!
Is it a corner of the yard? A planting arrangement on your balcony? We want to see the part of your garden that makes you proud, and adds a little green to your day. All you have to do is send a JPG and a brief description to letters (at) shelterrific dot com. Once our team of contributors chooses our favorite, a new, safe hose will be on its way to you. Contest closes Friday, May 2 at 5 pm Tuesday, May 5 at midnight EST. Thanks, Teknor Apex!

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