- Posts: 7
- Joined: April 9th, 2019, 10:31 am
- Location: Brown Deer, WI Zone 5B
- Grass Type: ryegrass, fescues
- Lawn Size: 3000-5000
- Level: Some Experience
My local gardening store has this:https://www.gertens.com/green-thumb-med ... nkler.html
I was reading up on impact sprinklers, like the Hunter PGP ADJ, Hunter PGP Ultra, Hunter I-20 as well as Rainbird sprinklers.
I have a faucet in the front and in the back, so whatever I get, I'd ideally want to be able to run both simultaneously instead of relocating my equipment.
Has anyone used products like what I've mentioned above? The plastic item seems straightforward: connect it to your hose and set it on your lawn.
I've watched videos to see how the Hunter and Rainbird rotors operate, however I have no idea how they are connected to your water source. They seem to be fitted into the ground.
Hopefully you all could give some insight on how these products work and what might be best for me.
- Posts: 879
- Joined: June 1st, 2015, 3:10 pm
- Location: S.E. Mass.
- Grass Type: KBG
- Lawn Size: 1000-3000
- Level: Experienced
I use battery operated hose end timers with quick disconnect hose ends. I have a three (3) port model, and have the yard setup as zones, the timer activates one zone at a time so the water pressure is never an issues.
I bury the hoses in the mulch bed, and simply remove them every winter. In the summer they stay tucked out of the way until I need them. I use gardena impact sprinkler heads around the edge of the yard.
When i want to water the yard, I attach the hose end timer to the outlet, attach the hoses, set the timer. It takes less than a minute to set it up and put it away.
This year I'd like to get professional sprinkler heads and adapt them to the standard hoses. If all you have is a simple area, it may be all you need.
- Posts: 9102
- Joined: May 22nd, 2013, 5:59 pm
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Grass Type: Blueberry KBG
- Lawn Size: 1 acre-2 acre
- Level: Advanced
I used a tractor sprinkler that worked well for a while too. You could map a course with the hose and it traversed the path and shut off at the end. Not the most water efficient system but I kinda liked watching it and the big drops it threw out didnt get as impacted by wind, but you did have to set it out and take it up still.
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