Choosing the Right Sprinkler System

 


Article by: Paul Burke

Sprinklers come in 4 basic designs. , The Cottage Garden Each of these sprinkler types has their advantages and disadvantages. Lawn , Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat size, frequency of watering and soil , 7 Tips for Creating Fresh Hydrangea Bouquets types are all important factors when choosing which type of sprinkler is best for you.

Of the 4 basic designs , Garden Folklore: It Starts with the Soil a stationary or fixed sprinkler is probably the worst type you can purchase. These types of sprinklers work best for spot watering or used in conjunction with another sprinkler system. Varying flow rates are this type of sprinkler's greatest disadvantage. At the outside , Snakes - They're Not as Slithery as Some People I Know! edge of the spray pattern the grass , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch can receive upwards of 6-8 inches of water , Tick Removal while at the base it may only receive 2 inches of water , Tick Removal per hour. This is due to the water , Composting - aka: The Circle of Life! being directed through the fixed pattern of small holes in the base.

Oscillating sprinklers use a curved piece of metal , Maintaining Water Quality in a Garden Pond or plastic , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! with small holes that move back and forth to deliver the water , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round in a rectangular pattern. By pausing when the spray is furthest away this sprinkler does a better job of delivering the water , CO2 for 'Free' in a more effective pattern. More up to date models will allow you to adjust this pattern as well as adjusting the width of the spray. Revolving sprinklers use one or more arms to throw the water , Landscape Photography & Painting in a circular pattern. This type of sprinkler has a fairly decent radius but suffers in the uniformity of the water , Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift being delivered to the lawn. , Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift Generally speaking the majority of the water , A Teak Table - Accent Your Outdoor Decor With One is delivered to an area 4-9 feet out.

For a large area an impulse or impact sprinkler is a good choice. By using a combination of a jet internally and a hammer externally this sprinkler can shoot jets of water , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without in a circular pattern. On many models the head is adjustable from a fine mist to a strong pulse or anything in between. Coverage is good with this type of sprinkler.

One of the more odd sprinkler systems is what is known as a traveling sprinkler. I haven't come across too many of these which is too bad. This system while looking a little bizarre gives good thorough coverage and excellent rates of moisture. , Gardening Basics: Inspecting Your Soil The sprinkler follows the hose or track laid out by the homeowner. By varying the hose pattern you get excellent coverage. The pressure of the water , Healing Aloe Vera Plants Are Easy To Grow and Provide Health Benefits exiting the rotating arms propels the unit along.

For most homeowners the choice for a sprinkler system would be an in-ground system. By installing the sprinkler heads at key locations , Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift you ensure uniform coverage and excellent water , An Introduction To Vinyl Fences delivery. Most units come with a timer to make watering your lawn , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch even more convenient. Some models also incorporate a sensor to let the system know if it has been raining to curb the cost of your watering bill. The spray heads pop up from the lawn , Caring for Grosfillex Resin Patio Furniture when activated and return to their almost hidden position when finished.

When having your lawn , Moss on s aerated ensure the heads are clearly marked to avoid damage to them while the lawn , Fleur De Lotus: Purity in a Sullied World is being aerated.
Paul is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in the province of Alberta, Canada. He has over 15 years experience in the lawn , Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat care industry.

For more lawn , Landscape Photography & Painting care information, , Garden Folklore: It Starts with the Soil please visit http://www.fairyring.ca

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