How to Buy the Best Lawn Sprinklers for Your Needs

How to Buy the Best Lawn Sprinklers for Your Needs

When I was a child I was obsessed with perfect grass, the way it felt under my bare feet and even then, I loved how it looked. I asked my dad hundreds of times, “why can’t our grass look like Mr. B’s?” (The “B” stood for Bassanelli, but try to stay THAT when you’re 6, so I just called him Mr. B— still do now) Anyway, at that age I thought Mr. B had the most amazing lawn. It was always lush and green, regardless of the season. Chicago is quite brutal in the winter and our yard would turn a nice shade of brown, which his remained green—even under the snow!

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Does this lawn look familiar to you? This was what my yard would look like as a kid, even in the summer.

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Now, after my wife and I purchased our first home I was dedicated to having the best lawn possible. It actually became an obsession. I would spend hours upon hours outside mowing, edging, watering, hours that I could have been spending with my family. Even if you don’t have quite the obsession I did, I am willing to bet that you want a beautiful lush, green yard that you can be proud of. Regardless of whether you’re a man or woman, everyone loves green.

It’s not only the greenery that gets me, it’s the fact of spending time, money and effort into preparing and sowing your lawn—the last thing you want is the hustle and bustle of everyday life to make it nearly impossible for you to care for it as you should. So, even with the best intentions of watering your lawn regularly, the likelihood that it will happen is very slim. By purchasing lawn sprinklers, however, you can have a gorgeous lawn that you’re proud of—day in and day out.

Many people automatically assume that lawn sprinklers are expensive and ridiculously hard to install. This is far from being the case. There are, however, many things that you should consider when looking for the perfect sprinkler for your lawn such as its size, the size of your yard, the type of grass you have and of course, your budget.

The following tips should be considered when purchasing lawn sprinklers:

It is best to purchase stationary sprinklers if you have a small lawn to water. Stationary sprinklers are placed in position and water is released through several tiny holes in the head of the sprinkler. Stationary sprinklers are inexpensive to purchase. The water pressure with these sprinklers is lower than other types. This is what makes them suitable for smaller lawns. The amount of area that is covered is related to the pattern and size of the holes in the head of the sprinkler.

Buy oscillating sprinklers for medium size lawns. These sprinklers are made from a metal tube that contains several holes along the length of the tube. It is connected to two plastic ends and a plastic base. The tubing moves back and forth watering the lawn in a rectangle. Oscillating sprinklers are very popular, but they break easily. They are also hard to set level on the lawn. You can adjust oscillating sprinklers to water with a longer or shorter path of water. You can adjust the water pressure by adjusting the amount of water that you release through the hose.

Consider purchasing pulsating sprinklers if you have a large area to cover. These sprinklers have a spike that sticks into the ground with a pulsating head on top where water is released. A single jet of water is released when the head pulses around. Pulsating sprinklers are low to the ground where wind does not interfere with the jets of water. Purchasing pulsating sprinklers is a good idea if you have low water pressure. These sprinklers work well to disperse a large amount of water over a large area, even with low water pressure.

Irregular shaped lawn? Pick traveling sprinklers. These sprinklers are unique, because they travel along a hose as they water the lawn. The hose is put in place, and the sprinkler is self-propelled along the hose. Traveling sprinklers are expensive to purchase. The metal type seems to hold up better than ones with plastic parts. This type of sprinkler is quiet when operating. Once it is put in place, it is easy to operate.

Regardless of what type of yard you have you will find that there are a wide variety of options for you to choose from when it comes to lawn sprinklers. Westside Wholesale has a massive selection by the top brands on the market as well, at discounted prices and with free delivery. If you’ve never installed a lawn sprinkler and are a bit nervous, you can always find a professional to help you install them. Trust me, though, when I say you will have a glamorous yard that you can be proud of.