As someone who personally hates dealing with a hot mess of tangled garden hose, the first option was a no-go. I suggested getting an elephant, but Rob worried that might get messy.
So my very clever Dad suggested creating a second faucet half-way through our yard.
To our existing faucet, he added a splitter and on one end attached our regular garden hose (that is the perfect length for watering plants around our patio). On the other end, he added a PVC pipe. He had to work some of his magic to connect the pvc pipe to the hose by buying some special parts (I wish I could detail this further but, like I said, he used magic).
The PVC pipe then ran down to our patio and along our fence behind our patio garden area.
I've since move the pipe closer to the fence so it's not very noticeable.
And halfway through our yard, the PVC pipe ends at another water spigot.
There we attached another garden hose that's the perfect length for man and dog to water our new garden bed. No elephants required.