How to Install a Garden Sprinkler

Overview

Growing that prized garden can be challenging at times---especially when Mother Nature doesn't want to cooperate by providing enough precipitation. Just a week or two of insufficient precipitation could mean the early death of your garden plants. Installing garden sprinklers can get you through periods when Mother Nature fails you. They will provide supplemental irrigation for your plants and allow them to thrive during the driest weather periods. It is easy to install a garden sprinkler and no special tools are required.

Step 1

Roll out your garden hose from your water spigot to your garden. If you need multiple garden hoses, screw them together.

Step 2

Screw your garden sprinkler to the end of your garden hose and position in or near the garden, depending on what type of sprinkler you have. Oscillating sprinklers work great in the middle of the garden, while impact sprinklers work decently at the garden edge.

Step 3

Adjust the sprinkler to cover the garden. Adjustments will vary, depending on what type of sprinkler you have.

Step 4

Screw the garden hose on to the water spigot. Turn the water on to begin watering your garden. You'll want to provide at least 1 inch of water per week to your garden. Use a pan to measure the amount of water applied.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose
  • Automatic timer

References

  • Rainforest Ecological Sprinklers: Lawn Sprinklers and Garden Sprinklers
  • Aubuchon Hardware: All About Lawn and Garden Sprinklers
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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.