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Sprinkler for watering: which one to choose?


How to organize a watering system in the country? To facilitate watering the garden invented a lot of devices and devices. They greatly facilitate the work on soil moistening and create the necessary microclimate for plant growth and development. Rain provides natural and perfect hydration for all crops. But in his absence, the same effect can be achieved using special devices, which are called so-called sprinklers (sprayers or sprayers). They gently spray the water around the perimeter around them, you only need to install them in the necessary parts of their site.

Why do we need

Sprinklers create artificial rain, they evenly and gently moisten the area. After applying them, the soil does not soak and puddles do not form on it, like after using a hose or a watering can. Sprinklers are easy to use: they are connected to a hose, pre-mounted on a rack and installed in the right place.

After water supply sprinklers begin to spray moisture on the plants. When choosing them, one should be guided by the shape of the area to be watered, the angle for convenient irrigation, what pressure they are designed for and whether the droplet size adjustment is provided. The small droplets that come out of such a device are gently and quickly absorbed into the ground, leaving no traces. Especially this watering is convenient at the stage of tying inflorescences of future fruits, because the pressure from a hose can easily harm them. For very sophisticated plants that can not be moistened from above, you can use sprayers that provide root drip irrigation.

Types and features of their use

Easy to operate and most versatile wateringpistols. With them you can pour any corner of the site, as long as the length of the hose is enough. They are found in two types: with a multifunctional sprayer and a tip, the jet of water of which is adjustable. They are attached to the hose and direct a stream of moisture to the area requiring watering.

When using them, it is not necessary to constantly press on the button; a clamp is provided for clamping it. Some models are produced in which a camera is additionally built in to put fertilizer to sleep. Water, passing through it, is enriched with useful microelements and is fed to the beds, while irrigating and fertilizing them. The body of the watering gun is made of plastic with low thermal conductivity, so it does not cool the hand. In many of its varieties there are fluid flow regulators. If the holes are clogged, it is possible to clean them with brushes, toothpicks or other improvised thin and sharp tools.

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Pulse sprayers

Pulse sprinklers for irrigation are similar in their structure to rotary, but they do not spray constantly, but periodically at regular intervals, this happens with so-called pulses. Irrigation of land is carried out first from the far end of the site and then goes to the neighbor. It is noteworthy that this is done for given sectors. The shock-irrigation mechanism built into them briefly blocks the water supply to the nozzles, with this method the jet can reach 20 meters. There are models of such devices in which you can specify the angle of rotation of the head or the angle of the nozzle.

Oscillating Sprinklers

designed for long sections of rectangular shape up to 30 meters and a width of no more than 17 meters. Their design has the form of a movable tube with holes - nozzles through which the spray is carried out. It is located on a stationary stand. The body is made of metal or plastic. The tube rotates not in a circle, but in a given angle. It continuously supplies water, changing the range of watering due to its movement. The swing angle can be adjusted from 0 to 180 o С on almost all models, and the width of the spray can be set not on many. Oscillating diffusers are mounted directly on the ground or on a special tripod.

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How to choose

Sprinklers come in a wide variety of forms and can cover different irrigation zones. A wide choice of options for their models allows you to provide water only the necessary areas, leaving dry tracks and buildings. If the area with plantings has fancy shapes and intricate curves for it, you can also find a suitable sprayer.

When choosing a sprinkler, you should be guided by the following parameters:

  • necessary water jet pressure. There are models with adjustable pressure, but there can be only one type (small drops or large ones)
  • form of land for watering. A wide selection of models for round beds or lawns, rectangular beds and square lawns is presented.
  • adjusting the tip or head to change the angle of irrigation,
  • autonomous operation of the device,
  • system pressure. To watering was of high quality and carried out without failure.

On the video - static sprinklers for watering:

And here is another interesting homemade option for irrigating a lawn or lawn.

The wheels give mobility to the watering installation and protect the holes from soil contamination.

More serious homemade - a frame of plastic pipes. She has more irrigation area than bottle design. For manufacturing, you need an apparatus for soldering PVC plastic, a pipe with a diameter of inch, 4 corners and 1 tee.

And now we will consider a simple step-by-step guide for making your own dozhdevatel in 15 minutes.

Would need:

  • two pieces of PVC pipe with a diameter of 50 mm and a length of 30 cm
  • a piece of old aluminum ski stick 50 cm long
  • hose clamp


  1. We suppress in any way possible one end trimming a ski pole. Options: wooden plug, plug on epoxy glue, rivet with a hammer on the anvil.
  2. We drill two holes of a suitable diameter in the center in PVC tubes so that the aluminum tube enters with tension.
  3. We stretch the ski pole. If necessary, we coat the attachment sites with glue or donate four more clamps, securing the tube in the holes so that the structure is rigid.
  4. Fasten hose clamp.
  5. With the help of the grinder, saber saw or hacksaw, we make an incision in the middle of the aluminum tube. Sprinkler ready.