I had a bunch of leftover lumber from my deck project that I couldn't return. Instead of staring at it piled in the woods, I built a platform for our hose, trashcans, and a built-in water bowl for Kinley (our dog). We could never get grass to grow in this spot, so the platform worked out great.
Lessons Learned: I was tired of buying a new hose wheel every summer. They just don't ever seem to last. So this year I purchased a "hose bowl." The label said it would hold up to 100 feet of hose. The picture below is it NOT holding 75 feet of hose. The only way this would hold 100 feet of hose is if it was placed in their at the time of purchase.