If you’re looking for an easier more convenient way to water your garden or lawn, without having to stand there holding the hose all afternoon, then it’s time to invest in a high quality water sprinkler.
Water sprinklers are generally made from plastic or metal and usually provide you with a number of different spray patterns that you can select, depending on how much “reach” you want to achieve, and the amount of “water saturation” required for a particular area. As is often the case with most gardening products used outdoors, those made from metal will usually long outlast plastic varieties.
If you want to make watering your garden or lawn even easier, then you might like to also consider getting an automated water timer to turn your sprinkler on and off at set times of the day automatically. Then watering your garden or lawn becomes largely hands & hassle free.
Water sprinklers are ideal for lawns, and are usually more than suitable for vegetable or flower gardens, but in the case of the later, you might like to also consider setting up a soaker hose or drip irrigation watering system. Such systems allow you to provide more targeted watering and to ultimately save more water. Here are some of the best selling highest quality water sprinklers currently available…
The Nelson RainTrain Traveling Sprinkler is a self propelled traveling sprinkler that navigates around your garden or lawn using a path you define based on the way you layout your garden hose. It can travel up to 200 feet and in doing so provide 13,500 square feet of watering coverage. When it reaches the end “ramp” it will automatically shut off so you don’t waste water.
It is powered coated and made from heavy duty cast iron so it is built to last. It also has three different speed settings allowing you to select the required amount of water saturation, and the adjustable sprinkler arms can be positioned to provide different volumes of outward water coverage.
For a 15 foot water radius, you turn the sprinkler arms downwards. For 55 feet of coverage, you turn the sprinkler arms upwards. In very windy weather, you can also adjust things manually by positioning the sprinkler arms horizontally so your neighbors washing isn’t getting blasted by your sprinkler in the wind.
If you have a long narrow area of lawn or garden that you want to regularly water, this could be the ideal solution. However, the RainTrain can also turn corners, so you have flexibility there too. As previous customers have said…
“LOVE THIS TRACTOR. Makes watering the grass easy and effortless. Had one several years ago & just had to get another because nothing compares. Worth the money…
“I’ve seen these over the years but never had a need for one until now. I have about a 150 foot long strip of grass that would require many many sprinkler repositionings to cover. This works like a charm and is so fun to watch. My neighbor is very enamored with it too. It seems very well made out of heavy gauge steel and weighs more than it looks. I guess it needs to be heavy to have enough traction to drag nearly a hundred feet of hose…”
“Got a long and somewhat narrow yard so watering was challenging. Struggled to get the entire yard watered without moving an ordinary sprinkler. This is awesome!! Runs the hose down the yard and shuts off. No fuss and gets the entire yard. This thing can even turn corners. I thought it was broken at first but it just moves really slowly even on the fast speed. Really like how you can change how far and wide the water goes by adjusting the silver spray ends. This can even move through thick uncut grass…”
The Melnor XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler is a very popular and affordable oscillating sprinkler with more than 1,000 individual customer reviews rating it an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars. It has 20 different precision nozzles to provide maximum coverage and can water an area of up to 4,200 square feet at maximum pressure (100 PSI).
It has a number of different watering patterns that will distribute the water differently depending on what you need, and simple zoom controls allow you adjust the width and range of the water pattern. That means you can water the entire yard or garden, or quickly adjust it to water a narrow garden bed or strip of lawn with ease. As previous customers have said…
“This is the most adaptable sprinkler I’ve ever found. It has a huge array of patterns from narrow to wide, half to full spread and everything in between. The spray distance is great (depending on your water pressure). The only thing lacking is a regulator for water flow – you have to adjust that at the source faucet…”
“I’ve been using a Melnor spray nozzle and another Melnor sprinkler (model XT4100) for more than a year now through spring, summer and two autumns plus a winter of storage and both continue to perform very well…”
“This thing is awesome. You can control the width and length of the spray. I needed to water just a small section of new grass and this allowed me to isolate that water. Love it…”
The Melnor Impact Lawn Sprinkler is an all metal impact sprinkler that can be adjusted to provide water coverage from 20° to 360° to create a partial to full circle watering pattern. This model covers a maximum radius of 42.5 feet, or 5,600 square feet in a circular shape. It also comes with a diffuser pin that allows you to customize the spray output from a simple mist to a powerful jet.
This impact sprinkler is built of durable, non-corrosive all metal parts to ensure it will last for multiple seasons. It’s base is made from zinc coated in enamel and the unit is solid enough to hold itself in place without the sprinkler tipping over depending on the water pressure. This is a nice impact sprinkler that also comes backed by a 7-Year Limited Warranty. As previous customers have said…
“Very solid piece of hardware with excellent range. I’d purchased 3-4 different sprinklers over the years – none lasted much more than a season. However this one has held up quite well. I would def recommend this product…”
“Perfect! After using a different brand pulsating sprinkler with a base that must be pushed into the ground, this one is far superior and much easier to deal with. It also has an excellent range and can be easily adjusted from full circle to pie wedge. We are very happy with this item and are ordering a second one so we can cover the back and front yard at the same time. Great price for a great item. Sturdy and well constructed…”
The Gilmour Metal Head Impulse Sprinkler has a heavy duty construction that features a brass and zinc-made impact head along with a die cast metal sled base, which provides stability and prevents the sprinkler from tipping during use. It can provide water coverage up to 5,800 square feet with an (adjustable) 86 foot diameter circular spray pattern.
This water sprinkler has a turn dial to accurately set the spray distance and a diffuser pin to change the spray from a mist to a more powerful jet depending on what you need. A really nice feature about this sprinkler is that it has an inbuilt “a series” connection that allows you to connect multiple sprinklers together for even more coverage. As previous customers have said…
“Very nice sprinkler, just what I’ve been looking for for years. It has an extreme range, all I have to do is set it in the middle of my rather large yard, flip the little clip up so that it just goes round and round, and I have complete coverage. And it is very heavy and well made…
“Love this sprinkler and will probably buy another one for back yard soon. Heavy duty and easy to adjust…”
“Great product and in my opinion well worth the extra cost. It’s heavy enough to stay in place once you put in down and the adjustments are easy to use and change…”