Lawn Sprinklers: Picking the Best Kind for You

How can you tell its summer? Obviously, the weather is hot. But, there are other signs, like kids being out of school and the sound and sights of lawn care, most notably lawn sprinklers.

Whether it’s in Minneapolis, Shoreview or Anoka, lawn sprinklers, when they’re operating, can’t help but be noticed, as if almost signaling to viewers, “Summer is here!”

However, all lawn sprinklers aren’t created equal. There are several different kinds and types one can use to give their lawn the necessary hydration it requires. It all comes down to your yard, and what type of sprinklers will best water your yard.

Here are the four most commonly used types of sprinkler heads:

Pop-Up Sprinklers

These are probably the most commonly used due to their relative inexpensiveness and ease to operate. These types of lawn sprinkler heads are designed for residential and small commercial use, and are made to cover smaller areas, with a spraying radius being normally between 3-15 feet.

Impact Rotors

Impact rotors provide yards with single or multiple streams of water. Normally, the water is distributed in an arc pattern between 40 and 360 degrees. Impact rotors are designed to cover larger areas than pop-up spray heads; the normal spray radius of an impact rotor is between 20 and 150 feet.

Gear-Driven Rotors

Gear-driven rotors are used most commonly for medium to large-scale systems. They normally have a radius between 18 and 55 feet. These types of sprinklers are best suited for commercial or large residential areas, and work better than pop-up sprinkler heads in areas with slops or clay.

Large Turf Rotors

If you see a golf course or park being watered, it’s more than likely using large turf rotors. These are the sprinkler heads of choice for large areas, as they can cover radii of up to 100 feet.

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