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How to Choose the Right Lawn Sprinklers for a Garden

Lawn sprinklers can help any green thumb get more out of their garden, but only if the right ones are chosen. Find out how you can choose them here.

Something is soothing about sitting in the backyard while the sprinklers are on. Watching the water move throughout your beautiful garden is even more relaxing.

But, sprinklers can be expensive to set up and maintain. You need to make sure you’re spending your money on the right sprinkler system for your garden so you can save money in the long run.

Here’s how to choose suitable lawn sprinklers for your garden.

Oscillating Sprinklers

Oscillating sprinklers are a good option for gardens with various plants, as they can be adjusted to distribute water evenly.

With this type of sprinkler, it is essential to make sure that the width and height are adjusted so that the water reaches all plants. Otherwise, water may pool in areas and cause plant roots to rot.

The most common oscillating sprinklers have a rectangular spray pattern covering up to 5000 square feet.

Impact Sprinklers

Impact sprinklers fire a single jet of water, repeatedly smacked with a piece of plastic or metal. 

Water can travel a long distance and infiltrate the soil deeply due to the force exerted. Be careful, as the stream’s power can damage young lawns. 

Stationary Sprinklers

The stationary water sprinkler enables you to maximize coverage in oddly shaped regions where larger sprinklers may be ineffective. These are ideal for elevated flower beds or awkwardly shaped grass corners.

That flexibility, however, usually comes at the expense of coverage area. Most pattern sprinklers don’t cover a large area and would be ineffective at watering your natural grass on their own.

Traveling Sprinklers

Traveling sprinklers are self-propelled lawn sprinklers on wheels that follow a path dictated by how your garden hose is laid out. They are propelled by water pressure rather than electricity, which is inconvenient to refuel.

These are perfect for extensive gardens but bad for newly seeded lawns. Also, your pet or kids may chase it and knock it over.

Drip Irrigation System

A drip system comprises a series of tubes with holes spaced at regular intervals. Run the hose through the garden beds you want to water. Water leaks out the hose and into the soil when the spigot is turned on.

Drip lawn irrigation systems conserve water by watering only at predetermined intervals and directing water directly into the ground.

You can do your very own soaker hose out of your very own garden hose. Click here to know more! 

Factors to Consider When Choosing Lawn Sprinklers

There is a wide range of lawn sprinklers available on the market, so choosing the right one for your garden is essential.

The first thing to consider is the size of your garden. You will need a smaller sprinkler if you have a mini-garden.

The next thing to consider is the type of soil in your garden. If you have sandy soil, you will need a different sprinkler than if you have clay soil.

Finally, consider the amount of water your garden needs. You will need a more powerful sprinkler if you have a dry garden. Click here to know more about irrigation and additional sprinkler system advice. 

Pick the Perfect Lawn Sprinklers for Your Garden

Watering your garden with suitable lawn sprinklers and a little help should be fun, relaxing, and maybe even rewarding!

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