Getting your yard summer ready will take a bit of effort. Watering your garden and lawn efficiently will require some sort of lawn sprinklers. They work by connecting it to your basic garden hose and then using the water pressure in conjunction with secondary motions to water your grass in a predictable path. Gardeners often look towards sprinklers for watering needs because it mimics the natural occurrence of rainfall.
There are a couple key factors to look for in lawn sprinklers. Even more important than the coverage size is the ability to configure the coverage area. After all, not all yards are the same size, so you will want one that can adapt to its environment. This will ensure that water is not being wasted.Other functions include, distance and rotation control, and easy installation. Durability is another key factor, because you will often be leaving the sprinkler outside for hours at a time.
Table of Contents
- 10. Contech Scarcrow Motion-Activated Animal Deterrent
- 9. Nelson 1865 Raintrain Traveling Lawn Sprinklers
- 8. Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion Activated Sprinkler
- 7. Gilmour Medium Duty Adjustable Pattern Master Circular Sprinkler (196SPB)
- 6. Gardena Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Adjustable Garden Spray Range
- 5. GARDENA Foot Oscillating Sprinkler with Fully Adjustable Width Control
- 4. Orbit 58288 3-Arm High-Rise Sprinkler
- 3. Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler with Adjustable Width and Flow Control
- 2. GARDENA Oscillating Sprinkler with Fully Adjustable Width Control
- 1. Dramm 15074 Green ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler,
10. Contech Scarcrow Motion-Activated Animal Deterrent
If you own a garden and want a humane way to deter animals from getting in, this sprinkler will get the job done. It is motion-activated and will spray animals that are detected within a 1000 square foot area. It has a lightweight plastic shaft, and durable metal sprinkler head. It features a sprinkler mount, and motion detector. It works during both day and night.
9. Nelson 1865 Raintrain Traveling Lawn Sprinklers
This sprinkler is very unique and is recommended for people with large or irregular shaped yards. Instead of just sticking the sprinkler in one stationary location, you can setup up the hose into a track. The little train follows the exact path you lay out while spraying water in a circular area. It can travel up to 200 feet and has 13,500 square feet of coverage. It has a long-lasting cast iron body that is chip resistant. It includes 3 speed settings and has a automatic shutoff ramp.
8. Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion Activated Sprinkler
This is another motion activated sprinkler deterrent. If you own a vegetable garden and want a safe way to stop animals from getting in, this is a great choice. It has both night and day motion detection. It comes with 3 modes: 120 degree night only, day only and always on. It has an intelligent sensing technology which conserves water and battery power. It is adjustable within a 35 foot range and has 30 minute timed water settings for standard use. You can even set up multiple of these sprinklers to work in tandem.
7. Gilmour Medium Duty Adjustable Pattern Master Circular Sprinkler (196SPB)
This unit by Gilmour is an extremely versatile pulsating style sprinkler. Its most unique feature is its customizability. You can make it work for any yard shape up to 5800 square feet for improved water efficiency. It works by manipulating pegs within the programming disc. In this built-in disc, you can easily adjust distance control with 12 adjustment points, and full 360 degree rotation control. The body is made from a durable rust-proof polymer, which is stable enough to avoid tipping during operation.
6. Gardena Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Adjustable Garden Spray Range
This simple oscillating type sprinkler has a great coverage and is useful for yards of any size. The spray range is fully adjustable between 950 and 2400 square feet. The range measured from the sprinkler itself is adjustable between 23 and 56 feet. It comes with a quick connect adapter which allows it to connect with standard garden hoses much faster. With its fine-mesh dirt filter made from stainless steel, it is virtually maintenance free. The only thing that needs cleaning are the precision nozzles, which is made simple with the improved ergonomics of the cleaning needle.
5. GARDENA Foot Oscillating Sprinkler with Fully Adjustable Width Control
For convenient irrigation, this oscillating style sprinkler performs well. It is easy to adjust the area from anywhere between 300 to 3700 square feet. Its range of spray ranges from 23 to 69 feet, and the max spray width is around 55 feet. You can combine this sprinkler with the optional Sprinkler Tripod so you can water taller plants from above. This is an ideal sprinkler if you’re looking for a simple, hassle-free option.
4. Orbit 58288 3-Arm High-Rise Sprinkler
For a different take on water irrigation techniques, this sprinkler aims to go tall instead of wide. While oscillating sprinklers are great for wide area lawn-care, it is not as effective for smaller gardens with taller plants. That is where this model comes in. The foot step spike easily inserts into the ground and waters around it up to a 25 feet radius. The height is adjustable between 23 and 35 inches, making this ideal for gardens, shrubs and flowers. It is well built and has dual spikes to add additional stability.
3. Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler with Adjustable Width and Flow Control
For larger yards, this is an excellent choice for all of your water irrigation needs. It has an adjustable width from 22 feet to a max of 42 feet. In addition to that, it can adjust the flow of the water to meet your area requirements. Overall, it can cover a maximum of 3900 square feet. It includes a removable plug for water flushing, and a unique system that allows it connect and disconnect from standard garden hoses easily.
2. GARDENA Oscillating Sprinkler with Fully Adjustable Width Control
This sprinkler is a slightly smaller version of the 1975 from Gardena. It has an adjustable spray width of 12 to 46 feet, and an adjustable length of 23 to 59 feet. Combined it has a maximum range of up to 820 square feet of coverage. This is a great pickup for smaller rectangular shaped yards. You can combine this sprinkler with the optional Sprinkler Tripod to water taller plants more effectively.
1. Dramm 15074 Green ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler,
If you’re in the market for something a bit more entertaining for the kids, this sprinkler by Dramm is definitely one of the coolest out there. This sprinkler creates a unique and beautiful spray pattern. It covers an area of up to 38 feet in diameter. Even better, it works with water pressures as low as 20 PSI and as high as 80 PSI, making it useful for well systems. In addition to this, its sprinkler head atomizes water into fine droplets. This results in more efficient water usage. Its heavy-duty stationary base and molded hook, it is both easy to store when not in use and stable during operation. It is available in 6 fun, vibrant styles: blue, green, orange, red, yellow and purple.