Different Types of Sprinkler Head

Different Types of Sprinkler Head

You may have different needs when it comes to watering your plants. Be it a lawn or a garden comprising many flowers, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables, there are suitable sprinklers for many kinds of required watering needs and applications. Each sprinkler is not quite the same (for the tasks required of it), but sometimes, these variations are just on the type of sprinkler heads used.

Sprinkler heads or sometimes referred to as the swing line, is the part of the sprinkler system that sprinkles the water directly. It is connected to the water supply by a connector, which connects to a water hose. When the valve connecting to the water hose is opened, then water will gush from the sprinkler head.

Some of the different types of heads include the rotor type, the impact head, the micro-sprayer and the pop-up rotor head. Different needs and applications will require different types of heads.

Suitable sprinkler heads for wide spaces

For open ground that needs watering, get the rotor type head. This head rotates to cover wide sections of your lawn. It can spray water up to a considerable distance, meaning it should be able to cover most garden sizes.

OK, another sprinkler head that is good for wide areas is the impact sprinkler head. This type of head is named due to its design principles. The mechanical arm that distributes the streaming water provides large impact, distributing water over a wide area. Hence, the name of  “impact sprinkler.”

Flower and vegetable beds

The micro-sprayer does what it says – spray bubble-sized sprays. It is best used for flower and vegetable beds, plus other small applications that do not require a lot of water and do not cover a large area. The micro-sprayer can be further expanded to cover a 360 degree radius, while at the same time having a reach of about 10 meters.

Pop-ups?

The pop-up rotator head is one of the most advanced technologies in sprinkler development. The pop-up rotator actually stays hidden from view most of the time, only to show up during watering (you specify and control everything). Due to it’s large network of sprinklers in the garden, pop-up-rotors are able to to water an equally large area, be buried in a wide area, and deployed as necessary.

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