10 Sprinklers to Quench Your Garden's Thirst

Find the best type of sprinkler for the needs of your lawn and garden.

Water the Lawn

best sprinklers for lawn and garden

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!


Total Control

9-Pattern Turret Sprinkler

With nine spray patterns to choose from, you get the most control over the parts of your lawn or garden that you want watered and what you don't want watered—like the driveway! Available from Gardener's Supply Company; $24.95 .


On the Move

Orbit 58322 Traveling Sprinkler

Ever wish you could have a robot do the watering? Look no further than the Orbit 58322 Traveling Sprinkler. Once you snake a garden hose through the yard, this clever contraption travels along the path of the hose, spraying water from its whirling arms. Available on Amazon; $59.99.


Turtle Power

Orbit 91594 Stainless Steel Ornamental Sprinkler

Some sprinklers are an eyesore but not the Orbit 91594 Ornamental Sprinkler, which, doubling as yard decor, waters the lawn when attached to a hose. Available on Amazon; $39.99.


Subterranean No More

Kadaon Garden Sprinkler

Skip the costly underground sprinkler system—this portable, aboveground system can keep your lawn lush for a fraction of the cost. The staked sprinkler head attaches to a single spigot and can be joined to other stakes with the length of the hose. Available on Amazon; $29.99.


Collapsible Tripod

Tripod Base Sprinkler

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

Hinastar Lawn Sprinkler

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.


Secret Agent

Hi-Rise Sprinkler

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.


Spinning, Spinning

wind spinner sprinkler

Lawn art and sprinkler in one, this stylish sprinkler hides in plain sight as a pinwheel that blows in the wind. Connect the hose to the sneaky sprinkler and water will spin in every direction to satisfy your thirsty lawn or garden beds. Available at Plow & Hearth; $79.99.


Low and Slow

flat soaker hose

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.


Pint-Size Soaker

mini oscillating sprinkler

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.


Drink Up

Best Sprinklers for Lawn

Whichever sprinkler you choose, your lawn with thank you.


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