Choose the right kind of pop up sprinkler heads to most effectively water your yard and gardens. Read on to learn about the benefits of pop-up sprinkler as well as several types of heads and their unique applications.
Why a Pop-Up Sprinkler?
Pop up sprinklers are guaranteed to last a lot longer than above ground models. These retract down into the ground when not in use to protect them. A lawn mower can't damage them, nor can the sun or wind. Most pop up sprinkler heads even come with covers that prevent any type of debris from getting in and clogging up your system.
There are 2 main different types of rotary sprinklers. The one you decide to get all depends on the size of your yard and placement of the sprinkler.
Part-circle rotors can be adjusted to go from 40 to 360 degrees. This means that if you have your sprinkler next to a sidewalk or in a corner, you will be able to adjust it so that it only waters the grass and no other areas around it. This will save you a lot of money on your water bill.
Full circle rotors do best in large yards if they are placed right in the center. They can not be adjusted—only do a complete 360 degree circle. These will be able to water your entire yard by themselves if they are placed in the right area. Carefully measure out the location before you install.
Other types of pop up sprinkler heads pop up several inches higher than a normal sprinkler. These are best used for areas with taller grass or shrubs.
Some sprinkler heads adjust to fit the spacing requirements that are needed for your plants and flowers.
You can find sprinkler heads that can be adjusted to shoot water various distances. You can set them to shoot over areas that do not need to be watered.
When purchasing pop-up sprinklers, make sure that the type you choose will work with your system. Most of these will work with any brands of irrigation systems.