Water the Lawn
When it comes to buying lawn sprinklers, homeowners are spoiled for choice. But which sprinklers are worth your money and which should you skip? The answer depends on your needs and the type of lawn or garden you have. Scroll through to see some of the most innovative lawn sprinklers designed to address any number of issues—not least of which is hydrating your yard!
On the Move
Subterranean No More
The telescopic Orbit 58308 Tripod Base Sprinkler adjusts up and down, enabling gardeners to customize the spraying area. Meanwhile, the sprinkler's rotating head allows for partial- or full-circle water distribution. The metal frame, sturdy when expanded, conveniently folds into a compact size that is easy to stow in a garage or tool shed. Available on Amazon; $39.97.
Options with Oscillation
Lack of range has resulted in a bad rep for oscillating lawn sprinklers, classic though they may be. Compared to the standard design, the Hinastar Garden Sprinkler provides superior flexibility, with its 360-degree rotation body and three adjustable rotating spray arms. Available on Amazon; $14.99.
Rather than snake unsightly hoses around the yard, why not position a sprinkler so that it peeks over the tops of waist-level shrubs? The Hi-Rise Lifetime Sprinkler is 60-inches tall and can water a 22-foot diameter area. The sturdy powder-coated steel and brass pole is built to last, and will look good amongst your landscape. Available from Gardener's Supply Company; $69.95.
Low and Slow
To water target areas without creating overspray, consider an option like a flat soaker hose. When connected to a water source, the hose expands to allow water to seep slowly into the soil where it can reach plant roots. When it's time to pack up the garden hose, fold it flat for easy storage. Available from Gardener's Supply Company; $19.95.
With the Melnor 65003-AMZ MiniMax Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler you get the spraying power of a large sprinkler in a small package. Its four-way adjustment gives you control for precise watering. Available on Amazon; $19.99.
Whichever sprinkler you choose, your lawn with thank you.
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