Do It Yourself
Sika® PostFix®

DIY Garden Hose Hanger Post

Posted by Sika Expert
May 28, 2020
Time: 1 Hour
Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $30

DIY Garden Hose Hanger Post

Instead of tossing my garden hose on the ground and damaging my lawn, I decided to install a post near the spigot for easy storage. Instead of mixing concrete, I chose to use Sika PostFix for my post setting.

Supplies & Tools

  • Shovel
  • Level
  • Utility Knife
  • Safety Glasses & Gloves
  • (2) Sika® PostFix® Bags
  • (1) 4" x 4" x 6' Treated Wooden Post
  • Garden Hose Hanger
  • Cordless Drill

Step 1: Dig Hole & Level Post

To begin my project, I needed to dig my post hole approximately 2 ft. in depth and 8-10 in. in diameter. Next, I placed my post directly in the center on the hole making sure it was level. Once I pour the PostFix into my hole, I'll have an opportunity to readjust and check my post making sure it's still level for approximately 10 seconds. 

Post may be adjusted for up to 10 seconds after the material has been poured.

Step 2: Roll & Mix

Next, I placed my Sika PostFix bag directly next to my hole to begin the mixing process. Per the instructions printed on the packaging, I set the bag on a flat surface and rolled in the direction of the red arrows (like a tube of toothpaste) until the middle seal ruptured, allowing the PostFix reaction to start. To mix, I grabbed both ends of the bag holding it horizontally and started to shake it back and forth vigorously for 15 seconds. 

Mix for 15 seconds.

Step 3: Cut

Immediately after mixing, I used my knife to cut at the specified corner to prepare for pouring. 

Cut at specified corner.

Step 4: Pour

I then poured the mixed material into the hole making sure to coat the post on all sides as I poured. 

Pro Tip: Pour mixed material on the post itself for improved support & to protect the base of post.

Expanding Foam

Within seconds Sika PostFix started to expand and fill my hole. I was able to adjust the post slightly, making sure it was level prior to it being fully cured. After about 3 to 5 minutes I was able to let the post stand on its own. For this project, I needed an additional bag of PostFix. After 2 hours, my post was completely set. 


Trim & Cover

To finish up the post, I trimmed away the excess foam and covered with some dirt I set aside. 


Mounting Holder

The garden hose mount was easy to install. I just made two pilot holes and screwed the screws in about halfway. After hanging the hose mount I finished screwing them in, making sure it was sturdy. 


Finished Project