Watering your yard with just your garden hose be laborious especially if you have a large area to tend to. One of the simplest ways to irrigate your lawn is by using a portable sprinkler. Unlike a permanent in-ground system, portable sprinklers connect to the faucet and can be put away when you’re done. Best of all, they can be moved so you can easily water dry areas as needed.
There are many different types of lawn sprinklers and when it comes to portable sprinklers, some are fixed, some sit on a tripod, some have arms that rotate or swing back and forth, and others can travel across your lawn. Take a look at our compilation of the best portable sprinklers, any of which you can count on to help you achieve a healthier, greener yard.
At A Glance:
- Best Overall:
- Best Reach:
- Best Self-Moving:
Best overall: GrowGreen Garden Sprinkler
The GrowGreen Garden Sprinkler features a 360-degree rotation, similar to a traditional permanent sprinkler. What makes this different is its three blades with four adjustable nozzles each. It can spray up to 32.8 feet away and change spray directions. To connect, just attach it directly to a standard hose. It only weighs 1.7 pounds, so it’s easy to move and store. Kids can use it for play on hot days, making this multipurpose lawn sprinkler great for families.
Best reach: Orbit Tripod Base Sprinkler
If you have a large lawn, the Orbit Tripod Base Sprinkler with Brass Impact is the best choice. It can reach up to 90 feet to cover 6,360 square feet of grass when the setting is on full. If you want to water a small part of your lawn, adjust the setting for partial coverage. Its tripod base is crafted with weighted metal to avoid tipping, and can expand up to 48 inches. The brass base is suitable for all weather conditions.
Best self-moving: Nelson Traveling Sprinkler
The mobile Nelson Traveling Sprinkler RainTrain covers 13,500 square feet and moves up to 200 feet. With three speed settings of fast, slow, or neutral, this convenient mobile lawn sprinkler is great for flat lawns. It also comes with an automatic shutoff ramp so you can leave the sprinkler on without wasting water. Just make sure your garden hose reel has enough length for it.
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