Having a beautiful yard can be a big source of pride. Freshly cut grass that is green and healthy not only adds to your homes’ curb appeal, but it’s also a great place to host barbecues, sit outside and enjoy a book, or play with kids or pets. One of the most important ways to keep your lawn healthy is to ensure that it is being adequately watered. Mother nature doesn’t always provide a consistent watering system, which is why we recommend investing in a durable and easy to use lawn sprinkler.
When buying a new lawn sprinkler, there are many factors to take into consideration. Large lawn sprinklers may be too robust for yards with a small footprint, while smaller lawn sprinklers in a big yard could require users to constantly be outside moving their sprinkler to ensure each blade of grass is watered. Depending on the area that you live in, water usage rules may require you to have a system that does not use much water. If your sprinkler is going to double as a recreational item for small kids or pets, you need a model that has a variety of spray options and is designed with safety in mind.
Depending on the climate you live in and how often you use your sprinkler, a quality lawn sprinkler should last for several seasons. Check out some of our top picks below that will have your neighbors green with envy over your beautiful lawn.
1. Aqua Joe Indestructible Metal Base Oscillating Sprinkler
For optimal coverage of a large lawn, we recommend the Aqua Joe Indestructible Metal Base Oscillating Sprinkler. Users can control the range of the spray up to 3600 square feet, making this an ideal option for covering large areas without having to regularly move the sprinkler. The Aqua Joe boasts a leak-resistant connection and 16 clog-free nozzles to ensure a consistent and uninterrupted spray. The sprinkler is designed with an indestructible metal base for added durability but is lightweight enough to be easily moved and stored.
Pros: Large coverage area, indestructible base, leak-resistant connection.
Cons: The Aqua Joe is not a good fit for small yards because the width of the spray cannot be adjusted.
2. GrowGreen Sprinkler
For a small but mighty sprinkler, we recommend the GrowGreen Sprinkler. Featuring 360 degrees of coverage, the GrowGreen pushes out 80 PSI water pressure to cover approximately 32 feet of spray distance. The base of the sprinkler is weighted to help hold it in place and users can adjust the nozzles to help the sprinkler spray in any direction. The lightweight sprinkler is made with ABS plastic and has a rust-resistant polymer coating. Ideal for use in places that impose water bans, the GrowGreen uses water conservation technology.
Pros: Powerful 80 PSI water pressure, fully adjustable nozzle, uses water conservation technology.
Cons: The GrowGreen is not shatter-resistant and can easily break if dropped.
3. Kadaon Lawn Sprinkler
Whether you have a small area to water or want something lightweight and affordable to help keep kids and pets cool on hot days, the Kadaon Lawn Sprinkler is a great option. The three sprinkler arms provide 360 degrees of coverage on the ABS plastic Rotary sprinkler. Users can adjust the water density, scope and size to help limit water use and coverage area. The Kadaon also provides the option for a direct spray or one that is angled 45 degrees. Designed with a corrosion-resistant finish, the bright blue lawn sprinkler is lightweight and easy to use.
Pros: Ideal for kids and pets, adjustable water density and scope, corrosion-resistant finish.
Cons: The Kadaon is very small and likely not durable enough to last for several years with regular use.
4. Gilmour Circle Pattern Spot Sprinkler
For a compact and affordable way to saturate small patches quickly and effectively, we recommend the Gilmour Circle Pattern Spot Sprinkler. The Gilmour has a fountain-like effect that makes it ideal for users who want to water small yards or concentrate on areas that have been damaged by drought. The metal construction of the Gilmour and the lack of oscillating parts that can get clogged or break down adds to its longevity. Users can easily adjust the water pressure and output range by simply turning the amount of water flowing out of their hose up or down. The fountain-like water dispersal also makes this a great option for keeping kids and pets cool.
Pros: Can concentrate on small areas at once, simple design makes it durable, the fountain-like spray is great for kids and pets.
Cons: The Gilmour is very lightweight and if the water pressure causes the hose to move, the sprinkler will also move.