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Best Sprinkler

A good lawn sprinkler is essential during the hot and dry dog days of summer. This is especially true in the southern and western portions of the U.S. Standing out on your lawn and watering your grass may be a good way to pass the time, but it takes a lot of water and a lot of time to get the job done right. To that end, a lawn sprinkler is a better idea all the way around.

These sprinklers were selected based on watering performance and ease of use but price, versatility and design also were considered.

Noodlehead N111C Flexible Lawn & Garden Sprinkler

The most interesting and most efficient lawn sprinkler out there is the Noodlehead N111C Flexible Lawn & Garden Sprinkler. The design borders on brilliance, because the noodles on the top can be flexed and adjusted in any which way you want the water to travel. If you want to water all the plants in one area, just bend the noodle nozzles that way. If you want to water two different areas at once, split the noodle nozzles and point them the way you need them. This design gives you nearly unlimited watering possibilities in any direction imaginable. Plus, this is a great way to keep the kids cool on those hot summer days. They can point the noodles any way they want, have water fights with friends, and the lawn will still get soaked.

Nelson Cast Iron Circular Spray Pattern Stationary Sprinkler Head 50950

A sprinkler is made to do just one thing, and that is to sprinkle your lawn, garden or shrubs with water. The Nelson Cast Iron Circular Spray Pattern Stationary Sprinkler Head 50950 does exactly that in a simple to use platform that won't fail. The cast iron body makes it stay put where it is placed, and the 30-foot circular spray pattern can be positioned exactly where you need the water to go. The cast iron construction guarantees that this sprinkler will last for decades, and because there is nothing fancy about it, it will be forever reliable. There are no bells or whistles here, just a product engineered to do a job as competently as possible.

Gardena 1979 Aquazoom 2,700 Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Flow Control & Timer

This may be the most advanced and expensive sprinkler on the market, and if you want a sprinkler for precision lawn and/or garden coverage, this is the one for you. The Gardena 1979 Aquazoom 2,700 Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Flow Control & Timer will spray water up to 59 feet away and cover an area up to 46 feet wide. It is fully adjustable and gives a realistic 2,700 square foot coverage. This is the true modern day equivalent of those retro oscillating sprinklers of years gone by, yet it gives far better coverage in all directions that can be easily adjusted. It even has a built-in timer, so you can set it and forget it, which makes it perfect for watering in the middle of the night when surface evaporation is at it minimum. For a price no object lawn sprinkler, there are none better.

Dramm 15076 ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler

Colorful, practical and effective, that's what the Dramm 15076 ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler is all about. If you want a sprinkler with a little pizazz built in, this one's for you. It will cover a 38-foot diameter area and it will work effectively with water pressure as low as 20 pounds. That makes this sprinkler a good choice for well water systems. The sprinkler head atomizes the water which means you'll use less water but get equally thorough coverage. It will stay put on your lawn with the heavy duty stationary base, and when your watering chores are finished, just hang it up and away on its built-in hook.

Gardena 1980 Polo 2,400 Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Adjustable Garden Spray Range

This is the baby sister to the #3 rated sprinkler, and this Gardena 1980 Polo 2,400 Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Adjustable Garden Spray Range does just about everything its big sis does at about one-third of the cost. It will water from a 950 to a 2400 square foot area and has an adjustable range between 23 and 56 feet. It is a standard oscillating sprinkler that moves back and forth, and although not inexpensive, it is a high quality unit that comes with Gardena's 12 month repair or replacement warranty if the unit develops a fault within that time.

Dale Y
Dale Y has been writing about home improvement and Do-It-Yourself projects for more than a decade, using his own hands-on maintenance, construction and facilities management experience as a guide. He has covered the gamut by writing about news and views, home and garden ideas, home and business maintenance, and property management. As an offshoot, he had his own sewing machine and small appliance repair business, and can tell an embroidery stitch from a stretch stitch, all the while cooking the best salmon fillet ever on a countertop grill, while making a smoothie in the latest bullet blender. In this capacity, he has used a wide variety of tools and equipment for every need, worked with products ranging from adhesives to solvents, sewed shirt sleeves with a #14 needle and finished leather appliqué with a #18 needle.
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