Travis and I have this ongoing argument with the hoses. When I use a hose, I leave it laying on the ground where I used it. Ok. I know that is not what you are supposed to do, but I do it anyway. I don't care if it's on the grass, in the dirt, wherever. I leave it there until I use it again then I drag it to that location and leave it there. It drives Travis NUTS!
At the old house we had these cheap plastic hose reels that you rolled up the hose on. When we moved two of them got a crack and we threw them out. I decided we needed a more permanent reel. I saw one in our neighborhood that was posted on 2x4's and my wheels started turning. I headed off to my second happy place, Home Depot, and decided this is what I wanted.