Watering Devices

From whirlers to soaker hoses, there's a tool for every watering need.
motion sensing scarecrow waterer is tested on lawn

motion sensing scarecrow waterer is tested on lawn

Figure C

Types of Sprinkler Nozzles

Watering devices come in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few that are available:

  • Hose-end watering devices
  • Whirler
  • Dial-up pattern device
  • Plastic ring (good for kids, not for lawns -- puddles too much or not enough)
  • Impulse circle
  • Oscillating square or rectangle
  • Specialty devices, such as canvas soaker hose and perforated-plastic hose.

Nozzles are available in a variety of styles too, such as the basic brass nozzle, the pistol-grip dial-up nozzle and the water wand.

Remember, no matter what type of watering device you choose, if you try to spray by hand, you'll get only the surface of the lawn wet, and if you have to be away for a few days, the lawn will get brown without regular watering.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Capturing Water and Making a Compost Heap

Learn how to capture water from natural sources and start a compost pile from household scraps.

How to Maintain Garden Hoses, Sprinklers and Watering Accessories

Here's the dirt on garden hoses, specialized attachments, sprinklers, watering accessories, and how to tame an unruly hose.

10 Landscaping Plants

Learn about the characteristics of popular plants for landscaping projects, along with tips for their care.

Using Air Conditioner Condensation

Here's an unexpected source of water for the garden: An air conditioner's condensation pipe.

Tips on Choosing and Using Casters

Host David Thiel offers a few tips on choosing the right style of casters for your next project-on-wheels.

How to Choose and Use a Rototiller

Helpful information on which type of tiller may be best for your garden.

Tips for Choosing and Caring for a Lawn Mower

Buying and maintaining a lawn mower are made easier with these tips.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Reel Mower

This old-fashioned push mower is back in style.

Picking the Right Mulch

Not all mulch is the same. For the best results, different areas require the use of different types of mulch.

Determining Plant Health

There are a few ways to make sure a plant is healthy before taking it home from the store.

Get Social With Us

We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.

Consult Our A-Z Guide

Everything You Need to Know

Browse a full list of topics found on the site, from accessories to mudrooms to wreaths.  

How-To Advice and Videos

Get video instructions about kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling, flooring, painting and more.

Watch DIY Downloads Now

Watch DIY Network LIVE

Don't miss your favorite shows in real time online.