Here's the dirt on garden hoses, specialized attachments, sprinklers, watering accessories, and how to tame an unruly hose.
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There are options for all different size lawns.
Impact head sprinkler. These sprinklers are frequently used at golf courses. You've probably seen (and heard) them — they makethat "click, click, click, click" sound as they spray during one cycle, then deliver a steady stream of spray. You can actually customize how they water according to the size and dimensions of your lawn. These sprinklers will cover the greatest distance and typically provide the best water coverage.
Fountain spray sprinkler. These small wedge- or ring-shaped sprinklers are ideal for spot watering. If you need to deep-water a newly planted tree or a patch of lawn you're re-seeding, this is a perfect choice. They spray up and out like a fountain, bringing a lot of water to a small space in a small amount of time.
Oscillating sprinkler. This old-school classic sprinkler gives you the familiar "rainbow" of water as it slowly tilts back and forth. They'll water your entire lawn, but you'll probably have to keep moving it to get good coverage. (In the summertime it's a great choice because kids are drawn to these, and you can save money on trips to the amusement park.)