Watering & Irrigation


Melnor XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler with Flow Control: Product Review


Melnor has included some nice features on the XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler. The adjustment controls, though not intuitive, give you a lot of control over where the water goes, and the hose connector is easy to grip and turn. It works well at both higher and lower water pressure (although coverage is less at lower pressure, it still oscillates). Overall, it's a very good sprinkler with lots of features and is a good choice for Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm Spinning Sprinkler is great at what it's created for - to be used in low water pressure situations. At low pressure, the sprinkler emits water in a fine mist; the higher your water pressure, the more the mist turns to droplets. The heavy metal base keeps the sprinkler in place, and the spinning top evenly distributes the water in a circular pattern (up to 38' in diameter, depending on water pressure). Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm 9-Pattern Turret Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm 9-Pattern Turret Sprinkler is a great sprinkler for multiple uses. It has a sturdy base and an easy-to-use plastic turret to switch between nine patterns. It's sturdy and should last for several seasons. It would work best in smaller areas rather than wide, expansive lawns (unless you're willing to move the sprinkler several times to cover the area). This sprinkler works well in low water pressure situations, so if you have well Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm Oscillating Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm Oscillating Sprinkler is a high-quality basic oscillating sprinkler that's built to last. With metal parts, a flow control knob, nozzle needle (to clog the brass nozzles) and an easy-to-use connector, this is our favorite basic oscillating sprinkler. Perfect for rectangular lawns. The powder-coated metal comes in six fun color options, like all of the Dramm ColorStorm products. Continue Reading


Gilmour Heavy-Duty Rectangular Sprinkler with On/Off Switch: Product Review


The Gilmour rectangular sprinkler won our vote for the best "full-featured" oscillating sprinkler (so not a basic one). We were impressed with the on/off switch right on the sprinkler, as it made adjustments much easier to make without running to the spigot each time. We also liked the hose connector as it was easy to grip, even when wet. The sprinkler is sturdy and has a full complement of length and width adjustments, although some Continue Reading


Melnor XT MiniMax Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler: Product Review


We love all of the adjustments you can make on this sprinkler. From flow control to length and width adjustment, you can really customize the Melnor XT MiniMax Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler for your yard or garden. This is especially handy if you have a narrow strip of lawn to water, as the adjustments allow you to choose a narrow stream of water and fit the spray pattern to a very precise area. It doesn't have Continue Reading


Flexon Commercial Premium Rubber Hose: Product Review


With crush-proof solid brass couplings, high burst strength, and a 10-year warranty, this heavy-duty rubber garden hose is built to last. At 9.4 lbs it’s heavier than a regular hose, but it stands up well to frequent use (even being dragged over abrasive surfaces) and kinks less than most. Available in red, black and green, this is a hose that I unequivocally recommend. Continue Reading


Swan RV & Marine+ Multi-Purpose Hose: Product Review


This is a terrific-drinking water safe hose (perfect for organic gardeners or taking a sip of water on a hot summer day). The Lay-Flat TechnologyTM makes it a breeze to uncoil and coil. With UV resistant material, strong coupling and hose ends built to industrial standards, and a burst rating of 400PSI, this is a very durable, long lasting hose. There’s no plastic taste when drinking directly from the hose and the Snap Back Into Continue Reading


Flexzilla Hose With SwivelGrip (HFZG550YWS): Product Review


The Flexzilla hose with SwivelGrip (model HFZG550YWS, not to be confused with HFZG550YW which doesn’t have the SwivelGrip ends) is top quality, high tech hose that’s truly kink free and built to last. The trademarked chartreuse color makes it super-visible, it’s lightweight but incredibly tough, flexible even at very low temperatures, and the high quality aluminum ends and coupler grips (SwivelGrip) make for easy fastening and unfastening of the hose from spigots and nozzles. In Continue Reading


Melnor RainCloud Smart Water Timer: Product Review


This 4-valve, smart water timer is controlled from the comfort of your home - or anywhere with internet access. Using the free app or desktop program, you can set and change watering programs for each zone independently and at any time. The control box is hard wired to your modem and the valve unit screws onto your outdoor faucet. It's easy to use, simple to set up, and works like a charm. However, since it Continue Reading