I can not afford a sprinkler system and I am having problems with sprinklers. The ones with the small holes seem to get stopped by something in the water. The ones that have to move seem to quit moving after a while. I do not remember these problems with the old heavy metal sprinklers, but I can not find them. Because my lawn has lots of bushes mixed in with the grass, I need to water big areas, small areas, round areas and square areas. Any suggestions?
Is debris at the water source clogging your sprinklers? Try installing a filter at the spigot and connect your hose to that. If it’s buildup from hard water…then you’ll have to stick with the large hole sprinklers.
I really like the Nelson POPPYTM three arm-sprinklers. They throw a nice pattern and can be adjusted at the spigot.
If you really want to get serious about watering, check out the impact style or wobblers at BigSprinkler.com. Mount one on a tripod and you’ll be good to go.
All of these are adjustable – but you’ll need to buy a couple of varieties for the different areas in your garden.