Every plant pro knows that a reliable watering can is a must-have gardening tool, providing a much-needed source of life for outdoor gardens and indoor plants alike. While garden hoses are best-suited for covering large outdoor areas, like lawns and shrubbery, watering cans and plant misters are ideal for houseplants, vertical gardens and other spots in your yard that need a more precise amount of H20.
If you’re buying a watering can for the first time — or you’re looking to upgrade to a better design — you’ll want to consider a few important factors, like whether you’ll be using it indoors or outdoors, what type of plants you’ll be watering and, of course, your budget. You’ll also want a can that’s easy to fill with water and that’s durable. To find the best watering cans for every type of gardener, we considered style, price point, capacity, ease of use and materials in our research.
Our top picks:
Read more about our recommendations for at-home gardening below, and find more information about how to keep your new watering can in top condition at the end of this guide.