Are There Different Configurations of Sprinkler Systems?
Have you wondered what type of Denver sprinkler is right for you? Sprinkler Techs have your guide to sorting through sprinkler systems and can help you with any questions you may have regarding the equipment and installation. When you’re ready, give us a call to get started.
This is a type of sprinkler that mechanically rotates to spray streams of water over the lawn. They’re popular for large lawns and smaller gardens alike because of how they can be adjusted to fit size. They’re also an excellent option for yards with soil that doesn’t filtrate very well or absorb water efficiently.
Fixed Spray Sprinklers
As the name suggests, this style of sprinkler sprays a fixed pattern of water and does not move. It can be set to hit patterns at various angles or spray in a full circle, half-circles, or quarter circles. This can be good for a straight edge lawn when placed at the edge of the property and pointed over the grass. They’re not necessarily strong sprinklers and can’t send water out very far, making them ideal for medium to smaller sized lawns.
This is your common yard sprinkler that attaches to a hose. A row of bars, punctuated by holes for the water to escape through, move in a wave back and forth to deposit water on a tract of the lawn. This forms a regular rectangle shape of hydration in the yard that makes them good for medium lawns. Just keep in mind that you’ll want to move it around a couple of times to make sure you get the most out of it.
These are also known as tractor sprinklers and often utilized for those who are looking to water vast areas of thirsty crops. It’s an alternative to having a sprinkler you move or several sprinklers set up. They are self-propelling and move on their own to water a large area utilizing a single hose point. Even if you don’t have a farm, they’re great for a huge tract of land that needs watering, or anywhere you plan to utilize for sports.
This type of sprinkler releases water at a lower rate which makes it the perfect option for flower beds or any soil that might be damaged by over-pressurized water. If you have a soil mixture that’s high in slow absorbers, like clay, this can be a great way to irrigate the area as it doesn’t disrupt the soil with an over-aggressive flow. It also allows for slow absorption of water without causing runoff, flooding, or wasted water.
Pop Up Sprinklers
These are exactly what they sound like: sprinkler heads that pop up and out of the ground when it’s time to irrigate. This can be a huge benefit when it comes to aesthetics as this type of sprinkler remains hidden until it’s needed, snug in the ground where they pose no physical hazard either. The water reach is moderate and can’t get beyond 15 feet but it can be ideal for large lawns if placed appropriately around the yard.