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Get things growing with yard sprinklers
Even the smallest yards get thirsty from time to time, and yard sprinklers are just the solution for dry grass and garden plants. Just an hour of sprinkler time a day can help green things up and promote blooms, even when the sky refuses to produce rainclouds. Whether you want to encourage growth or help a dry patch come back to life, you can give your yard a boost with a few garden hoses and some great sprinkler attachments. The kind of sprinkler you choose will depend on your personal tastes and gardening needs.
A traditional spinning or fountain sprinkler is a favorite among homeowners and gardening fanatics alike because it is an inexpensive way to encourage healthy and beautiful lawn growth. Most fountain sprinklers connect to your hose and shoot water out of 3-4 arms that spin at a fixed location, dispersing water evenly in a circle. These are great when you have large areas to cover, since you can plant the sprinkler in the middle of the space and leave it to do the work. If you have a more specific spot of land to cover, you can try an oscillating sprinkler. This style of sprinkler rotates back and forth along a determined path, usually spraying several streams of water into the air at one time. If you need intense hydration in one area, or you are looking to systematically water several strips of land, this may be the way to go. Plus, it's really fun for the kiddos to jump over and around.
Pulsating sprinklers are a more goal-oriented type of sprinkler. These usually stay pretty close to the ground, minimizing the evaporation that happens before the water hits your plates. Typically, these sprinklers shoot water out in bursts in a half- or full-circle pattern, then ratchets back to the beginning of the pattern to shoot more water out again. Since these are so close to the ground, they are very effective at getting a lot of water to your plants without a lot of waste.
Two alternatives to traditional garden sprayers are drip watering systems and irrigation systems. Drip watering systems can be as simple as watering your garden using a hose with holes strategically placed in it. The hose rests on the ground, and the water slowly leaks out through the holes, directly watering the ground without getting the whole neighborhood wet. You will have to move your hose periodically to make sure your whole yard gets evenly watered. If you prefer to "set it and forget it," then an irrigation system may be for you. These watering systems pump water via a drip system or a sprinkler to many different points in your yard. You will need sprinklers, piping and pumps to build your system, but it can save you time and effort in the long run.
No matter how you choose to water your lawn, Sears is here to help. We carry a variety of lawn watering devices that will make you look like the neighbor with the greenest thumb on the block. From hoses to sprinklers to complete irrigation systems, you are sure to find exactly what you need.