Did you know that your healthy lawn's roots grow to a depth of about six inches? That means you need to make sure water soaks into the lawn that far to make a difference. Your lawn sprinkler has to operate long enough to do the job. The best time of day to turn on the sprinkler system is early morning. That's when cooler temperatures will keep evaporation low. To make the job easier on you, choose a sprinkler head that covers your lawn area so you won't need to keep moving it around.
An oscillating lawn sprinkler sweeps back and forth with a wide spray pattern. You can alter the width of the spread to suit your space. This type of sprinkler can cover around 4,000 square feet. A spike sprinkler spins in a circle and coverage is adjustable too. Gear-driven sprinklers work in a side-to-side rotation. These are good for smaller lawns. If you have a square-shaped lawn, choose a square pattern sprinkler. These are just a few of the available lawn sprinkler designs. Whatever you choose, keep your lawn watered for healthy growth.