I value a green, healthy lawn, and while I enjoy lawn and garden activities, I do not want to spend all my free time working in the yard. I purchased a Gilmour Oscillating Sprinkler to help me water the lawn with less effort. The sprinkler that I selected has seventeen brass jets placed along a curved metal tube that sprays water in an arc pattern. The tube oscillates back and forth. The dials at the base of the tube can be adjusted to control the area that is watered. There are arrows on the dials to assist with the adjustment. The adjustments include patterns that are wide, narrow, left or right. By correctly adjusting the dials, only the desired area will be watered. This will help to conserve water usage while only watering the desired area.
A Gilmour Oscillating Sprinkler works with high or low water pressure. A swivel nut is provided for an easy connection to a garden hose. The motor mechanism is sealed and requires no maintenance. The inlet filter shuold be regularly cleaned by removing and rinsing. A red plug is also provided (located at the end of the spary tube) to clean the spary jets. Do not attempt to rotate the spray tube by hand.
Watering my lawn with a Gilmour Oscillating Sprinkler is a lot easier than using a nozzle attached to a garden hose. Simply attach a hose to the sprinkler, adjust the spray pattern and turn on the water. The oscillating sprinkler will water the lawn while I perform another task. When an area is sufficiently watered, I can move the sprinkler to another area.
I purchased a Gilmour Oscillating Sprinkler specifically to water new grass seed. While both Pennington's Smart Seed and Scott's Water Smart both claim to use less water, neither claims to have a grass seed that does not need any water. New grass will require moist soil to grow and develop healty roots. I can also use the sprinkler for periods of drought.
I selected a medium rated sprinkler (up to 3, 300 square feet or 307 square meters based on 60 psi running pressure). I chose the lesser expensive plastic base. The working mechanism is plastic, so I figured the base could also be plastic. My Gilmour Oscillating Sprinkler should last for several seasons if it is properly maintained. I look forward to a healthy, green lawn all summer long, provided that there is not a period of extreme drought.