April 29, 2011

Using an Above-Ground Lawn Watering System

If you don't want to dig up your yard to install a sprinkler system, consider installing an above-ground, hose faucet-connected yard watering system. With a hose watering system, you can easily attach an automatic sprinkler timer, multiple ports and many different sprinkler heads to a water hose faucet.
This is a less intensive approach to garden watering. You don't have to dig trenches for irrigation pipe and you don't have to worry about so many different components. For a hose faucet-connected sprinkler system, you need:
  • Watering timer
  • Garden hose(s)
  • Manifold(s)
  • Lawn sprinklers
You have the choice of automatic or manual/mechanical water timers. Garden hoses come in many different lengths so you can customize your garden watering system. Manifolds are important to add extra ports to your water hose faucet. Instead of one spigot, you can have two or more from one hose faucet connection. From water oscillators to traveling sprinklers, you can find any kind of yard sprinkler to meet your lawn's needs.
You may also want to purchase items such as hose fittings, water hose washers and hose repair products in case of rupture or breaking. The best part about an above-ground sprinkler system is that it is easy to install and use and takes less time and work than an inground water irrigation system. Enjoy your easy-to-use sprinkler system and a beautiful and lush lawn this season.


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

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