Watering & Irrigation


Waterhoop Tree Sprinkler: Product Review


If you've planted trees and shrubs or transplanted them, then you know it's essential to water them regularly until they become established. That's where the Waterhoop comes in. It's a specially-designed watering ring that provides a fast and efficient method for watering your trees and shrubs with a minimum amount of fuss. It's sturdy, easy to put in place, simple to move and can be configured to different shapes. With the flow adjustment knob, you Continue Reading


Melnor HydroLogic Four-Zone Electronic Water Timer (#73280): Product Review


This is the best solutions I’ve found for running four zones of above-ground or drip irrigation from a single faucet. The timer works reliably – mine has been running every month for a year with no problems. It’s relatively simple to set up, the large LED screen is easy to read and the programming doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. Continue Reading


A.M. Leonard Four Wheel Hose Cart with Flat Free Tires (Model # FHW300): Product Review


I would recommend this hose cart for anyone who needs to move garden hoses around a larger yard. It truly is a fantastic piece of gear. It’s sturdy, stable, highly maneuverable and simple to use. And, even when fully loaded with a long, premium garden hose (it’ll hold 300 feet!), it’s still easy to push around on the flat free tires. Plus, there’s a handy basket to carry hose nozzles and small gardening tools. Continue Reading


Gilmour Hybrid Impact Sprinkler with Base: Product Review


We were hopeful that this sprinkler would work well, if for no other reason than the fact that it's the easiest impact sprinkler to adjust out of all the ones we've tested. Gilmour's done a nice job making something that's normally quite confusing into something a simple and intuitive to use. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work very well. It frequently gets stuck, floods the area around it with water, and occasionally blows its top (literally). Continue Reading


Dramm ColorStorm 4-Pattern Gear Drive Sprinkler: Product Review


The Dramm ColorStorm 4-Pattern Gear Drive Sprinkler not only comes in six different colors but has four different patterns that you can alternate between, ensuring that your lawn receives all the water it needs to stay green. You can also control how far the sprinkler rotates, from a narrow pie shape to a full 360. The sled-like base makes it easier to move across the lawn, and the sprinkler is easy and intuitive to use. Continue Reading


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