Garden sprinklers

Discussion in 'Recreation, Hobbies & Interests' started by p.b, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    Before there's a hose-ban I'd like to see if I can rescue my lawn. I've had the type like this: upload_2018-6-24_20-17-46.png
    which work OK - they get into corners.

    But are there better one available? Cheers, Paul
     
  2. Grishnak

    Grishnak Über Member

    Location:
    London
    I’ve exactly the same one, but mine is the other way round (the attachment is on the right).

    Not that I have any vast experience, but they seem more efficient at covering areas than circular ones.
    I got mine for the dog, she loves playing in it, but is very unhappy in the shower.....
     
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  3. Rufusdog

    Rufusdog Forum GOD!

    They seem to get the job done. What’s important is not to water in the middle of the day. Instead, try watering in the early morning. Also, make sure that you leave the sprinkler on long enough for a good deep watering. Fortunately, I have a central irrigation system, which comes on automatically early in the morning.
     
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  4. Bizzyberry

    Bizzyberry Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Near Edinburgh
    Only one I have ever had is an older version of the one below. It works great many years of service. I have one square lawn and one rectangular lawn, both need to be done in sections but the way it adjusts prevents wasteful overspray.

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  5. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    A knowledgeable fella advised in last week’s paper NOT to water the lawn. The idea being that not offering the roots water forces them to stretch downward, over time obviously, in effect building up the resilience of the grass. So while it will or may turn brown and dry now, it will return stronger.

    This in a Norwegian context, which should be roughly comparable to UK in not exactly being situated on the equator...
     
  6. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    Yes - this is also applicable but I'm trying to grow some new grass so it'll need a bit of water.
     
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  7. Rufusdog

    Rufusdog Forum GOD!

    I think this would depend on the grass variety and if it has deep roots or shallow roots naturally. For growing grape vines, however, this is what is done. Where I live, Southern Ontario, Canada, it is recommended that a lawn receive 1-1.5 inches of water per week.
     
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