- Group similar sprinkler heads together. Do not mix and match different garden sprinkler types.
- Overlap water sprays so no areas are left unwatered.
The most common large area water sprinklers are gear drive and impact sprinkler heads. Gear driven sprinklers have gear drive rotors that allow for quiet and smooth rotation. They rotate seamlessly across your yard. Impact heads use an impact or anti-backsplash arm for easy rotation. With deflector shields, impact sprinklers spray water only where you need it and prevent water from spraying on sidewalks and driveways.
For medium-sized areas, pop-up sprinklers are quite common. The two main styles of spring-loaded pop-up heads are fixed spray and adjustable spray. Pop-up water sprinklers vary in pop-up height and spraying patterns. Fixed spray patterns on pop-up sprinkler heads come in different spraying patterns such as quarter, half and full circle sprays. Adjustable spray pop-ups usually range from 25 to 360 degrees and adjust to fit your lawn watering needs.
Smaller areas like areas with flowers and shrubs are best served by bubblers and shrub heads. They are use to flood areas with water or provide direct watering straight to the needed source.
If you space your spray heads properly and overlap your water spray, you will have an effective and efficient water sprinkler system. You can create your own underground lawn irrigation system simply and in a cost-effective manner and have a beautiful yard and gardens to show for all your hard work.