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That’s why the Adjustable Pattern Master Circular Sprinkler gives you the flexibility you need to water your unique lawn. Now what? A proper watering schedule can easily turn your new lawn into the lush green grass you’ve A lack of moisture can cause a flower garden to Let go of the “one-hose-fits-all” mentality and find one that’s best for you. Come on over. Please try again.Please try again.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please adjust the filters and try again. Try adjusting your filters.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Register a free business account Please try your search again later.With the lever flipped up the sprinkler head will rotate 360 degrees. Full circle watering is ideal for large open areas.The disc is a flexible pattern ring with 12 adjustment points. For maximum distance the ring must be pushed down from the top until it is flat. To reduce the spray distance, push the red ring up from underneath.Gilmour's products are simple and intuitive—they’re easy to operate and designed to feel natural in your hand. They offer optimal control so you can water exactly where, when and how you want. For carefree performance, Gilmour's products work together seamlessly and provide secure connections that minimize leaks and wasted water. Exceptional design and materials stand up to the task and give you durability you can rely on season after season. Ongoing research and testing ensure the quality and durability of our products.Create your own spray pattern to fit any irregularly shaped area of lawn. Flexible ring customizes spray distance at 12 different points for the ultimate in precise watering.

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I guess I can use the defective one for spare parts;-( I really like this sprinkler and would still highly recommend it, however I would suggest testing the sprinkler as soon as you receive it. They look very similar however the older model (that worked great) has been discontinued.go figure? I am going to contact Gilmour customer service this coming week and see if they can help me out, I'll keep you posted as to their support with this issue. She went on to say that Gilmour has a lifetime warranty and that she would be sending me out two new sprinklers to replace the defective ones. No shipping costs to me and I didn't have to send the defective ones back. Great customer service.thanks Molly and Gilmour. Back to my original 5 stars, hopefully the new sprinklers will work without problems, I will keep this post updated. I really wanted to like these like my older models which is pretty obvious in my initial review, but have not had any luck. I have tried every setting imaginable and still can't get a consistent spray patter. Attached are two photos, the first one is of the newer model 196SPB along side my older Gilmour sprinkler model 996D on the right which was (Discontinued by the Manufacturer), not a whole lot of difference to the sled, but there is a big difference, the 996D worked as advertised. I did find another seller on Amazon that is selling the discontinued model 996D (new) and Iwould recommend this sprinkler over the 196SPB models that I purchased. Here's the link if you're interested: I changed my rating to 3 stars, because these sprinklers are just okay. If I was only ranking the customer service from Gilmour it would be 5 stars!Thus not useful for auto-timers. - lighter, flimsier feeling than older models. I have 10 to 15 year old models by this same company. They were robust and solid, in contrast.I take care of it in winter time and can repair almost anything that goes wrong with it.

I just could never figure out why my grass still always looked so bad. So I did a water gauge test and was shocked. In order to get my one inch of water on my grass on one day, I would have needed to keep each zone on for 2 hours!! As you know its not good to water your grass often as that causes shallow roots. One inch in one watering makes the roots go deeper for the water and makes your grass strong and healthy. So no, I wasn’t going to water my grass 4 times a week at 30 minutes per zone. I did some research and found that it is a normal thing for sprinklers unless you have them dotted all over your yard. I only kept mine at the edges. Anyway, I watched the Lawn Care Nut on YouTube and he suggested this sprinkler. This thing is ALL KINDS OF ADJUSTABLE. You can actually set this thing to shoot water a long way, then short, then long, then short.This tool cut my watering day from 7 hours to 4. This is why I removed one star though 1) It’s way too light. Just the “impacting” part will move the entire sprinkler. So you could set it perfect and then when you go back out, it could be spraying into your neighbors bedroom window. Buy some bricks! You’ll need at least two of them to keep this thing in place. 2) While you are adjusting the sprinkler to whatever arch or depth you want, you will get soaked. Once you get the hang of this you can set it up before even turning the water on but it WILL need to be adjusted still. Don’t wear a work suit or dress pants when setting this. Shorts and flip flops. Oh and a towel. 3) The part where this connects to the hose leaks. I read other reviews and simply thought maybe they cross threaded or didn’t tighten it enough. Doesn’t matter! It leaks. If you set this on open dirt, you will have a muddy mess when your done. It does water your grass if you keep it in the grass but if your wanting the connection to be water tight, too bad. 4) It’s loud. My sprinklers were so quiet.

Quiet enough that I could “sneak” in that earlier than allowed by the “State water department water schedule” before or after the allowed time. You know, their schedule says don’t water before 6PM or after 12AM. I could start the zone in my back yard at 4-5 and nobody would know. But this thing is as loud as the state park sprinklers. I don’t care because it waters my yard perfectly. But it could matter to some of you reading this. Let’s just say, when you’re done watering your yard, it will be so quiet. Anyway I like it. It’s not for everyone though. And I really don’t understand why they didn’t make this sprinkler heavier. Even if it just had an opening to add sand or something. Making an impact sprinkler this light is a severe over sight on GilmourSo i tried the 2nd one I purchased with the same result. Frustrated i went to the box which says to watch videos on Gilmour website which i did.This throw water far and can even be adjusted to mist areas and control weather water is heavy or light in different directions.Great product good customer service!There is awesome control and if you want to know more there are some good videos online (which is probably why you came here in the first place). The plastic feel doesn't make it seem very durable. I suggest if you have kids that they run in a different sprinkler because if they step on this bad-boy you're gonna have to replace it. 5 stars because it waters grass better than any other sprinkler I've used (that includes the brass impact sprinklers). Thanks.The bypass though make the whole setup deceiving if you decide to work them in tandem. But if you use it as a single unit, this one beat all the Gardena I have and paid 2X the price. The adjusting ring to limit the reach is easy to set and precise.My backyard is all fruit and veg plants, you can really see the difference after watering it twice a week manually, to using this sprinkler daily (duh - I know).

Check out a youtube video to see all the settings (really recommend you do!) Highly recommended.Extremely customizable and after watching the video on the website it is very easy to customize. I have only had it for 1 week so can't comment on durability but seems like good quality. Highly recommend for easier lawn water no matter the lawn shape. I actually ordered a second one so I can do the front and the back without having to change the pattern. Worth it! Read on to find out. It’s easy to customize the spray pattern by lifting up any of the 12 flexible sections of the red circle (by pushing up from underneath). Overall, that worked fairly well although it didn’t make as much of a difference as we’d expected. However, someone with larger fingers would have a very difficult time getting behind the pin to lift it up. Just be sure your water pressure is high enough to power all of the sprinklers. And don’t lose the end cap! It does have a washer inside the connector (as well as a metal debris filter), but that did nothing to stop the leaking. The leak came from behind the connector, not from the front where the hose was attached. There was also a lot of “play” and the connector did not appear to be firmly attached to the sprinkler base. Overall, the plastic connector felt cheap, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it was stripped after only a few uses. And yes, this isn’t marketed as a “heavy duty” sprinkler. Still, it feels particularly flimsy, even for something made out of lightweight plastic (ok, it’s actually made out of polymer). For example, the wire pin that must be lifted up to allow the sprinkler to rotate a full 360 degrees is located at the end of a thin plastic tab. Every time the pin is lifted up or pushed down, the plastic tab bends quite a bit. In fact, it looked and felt so much like it would break off that we didn’t want to mess with it. Each time it moved from right to left over a raised part of the flexible ring, it bent to the right.

Not a huge bend, but enough to raise concerns. The sprinkler is more likely to move on its own, especially on flat surfaces, so be prepared to stake it or weigh it down with something. However, we found that it didn’t work as well as we’d hoped and have some concerns about how long it will last. You may also find it at a garden center or box store near you. All opinions expressed here are those of the author based on personal experience using the product. Should you choose to purchase products through these links, GPReview will make a small commission (at no extra cost to you) that helps to support this website and our gardening product reviews. Thank you! She has been known to high-five trees on hikes, tests the limits of her balance on kayaks, and is re-discovering a love of cycling. She works behind-the-scenes at the Gardening Products Review, located in sunny Tucson, Arizona. From hand tools to outdoor power equipment, if it's used in the garden, you'll find it reviewed right here. Learn who we are and what we do right here.To get in touch, just fill out this form. Learn more about them here. We do not accept guest posts. This ingenious impulse sprinkler allows you to create your own watering pattern. Adjust it to water any shaped yard. Pushing up on the red plastic ring from underneath at any of the 12 points, reduces the distance of the spray. Pressing down from the top adjusts for maximum distance. Adjust the pattern to be full circle or any portion of a circle. If you want NextDay, we can save the other items for later. Order by, and we can deliver your NextDay items by. You won’t get NextDay delivery on this order because your cart contains item(s) that aren’t “NextDay eligible”. In your cart, save the other item(s) for later in order to get NextDay delivery. Oops! There was a problem with saving your item(s) for later. You can go to cart and save for later there.

Learn more See our disclaimer Gilmour 196SPB Pattern Master Impulse Sprinkler On Polymer Sled Base Discovery ACC, NBR, SUP Coverage Area: 5800 sq. ft. Brand Name: Gilmour Base Type: Sled Adjustable: Yes Color Family: Light Green Irrigated: Yes Head Material: Polymer Maximum Spray Distance: 44 ft. Product Type: Sprinkler Packaging Type: Boxed Spray Pattern: Part-Circle Throw Spray Range: 43 ft. Sprinkler Material: Plastic Specifications Features 196spb Brand Ace Trading Gilmour Nbo 2 Manufacturer Ace Trading Gilmour Nbo 2 Assembled Product Weight 2.00000 Pounds Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.02 x 8.02 x 8.02 Inches Customer Reviews 4.3 Average Rating: ( 4.3 ) out of 5 stars 6 reviews 5 stars 3 4 stars 2 3 stars 1 2 stars 0 1 star 0 See all reviews Write a review Most relevant Most helpful Newest to oldest Oldest to newest High to low rating Low to high rating Sort by Average Rating: ( 5.0 ) out of 5 stars June 9, 2019 This is a replacement for the previous Gilmour sprinkler that finally bit the dust after at least 10 plus years of use. It is the only sprinkler I have ever found that does what is says and is ideal for all the nooks and crannies as well as the larger lawn expanse. You can totally control where the water goes. I totally recommend. See more Reviewed by Grizelda Grizelda Helpful. Yes ( 0 ) No ( 0 ) Report Average Rating: ( 5.0 ) out of 5 stars June 5, 2019 You can create any pattern that your lawn requires. See more Reviewed by Kentbull Kentbull Helpful. It was a simple enough fix - just a dab of good glue where the head See more Reviewed by Mark Mark Helpful. Yes ( 0 ) No ( 0 ) Report Average Rating: ( 4.0 ) out of 5 stars Good but light. April 2, 2020 Verified purchase I have been using this type Gilmour for twenty years and love them because of the various adjustments in spray pattern. This one seems a little light weight is reason it did not get 5 stars. See more Reviewed by Rayclay Rayclay Helpful.

Yes ( 0 ) No ( 0 ) Report Average Rating: ( 3.0 ) out of 5 stars Great adjustable-pattern sprinkler, but. June 2, 2019 Look for—Gilmour Circular Sprinkler - Customizable Shape (5,800'). See more Reviewed by Barry Barry Helpful. Ask a question Ask a question If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details at Online Price Match.All Rights Reserved. To ensure we are able to help you as best we can, please include your reference number: Feedback Thank you for signing up. You will receive an email shortly at: Here at, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Customer Care. Thank you Your feedback helps us make Walmart shopping better for millions of customers. OK Thank you! Your feedback helps us make Walmart shopping better for millions of customers. Sorry. We’re having technical issues, but we’ll be back in a flash. Done. Up to 5,800 square foot coverage. 86-feet diameter circular spray (43-feet spray distance). Adjustable collar for partial- to full-circle coverage. Lifetime warranty. Imported from USA. Size:1Pack. Customize your sprinkler’s spray and never over-water again. Create your own spray pattern to fit any irregularly shaped areaShow More Reviews Similar Products Southern Ag Surfactant for Herbicides Non-Ionic, 16oz, 1 Pint by southern ag 4.6 67 ? from USA to Aruba in 5-8 days Ortho 0841010 Dial N Spray Hose End Sprayer by ortho 49.We'd love to help you out. Appliances All Appliances Large Appliances Small Appliances Vacuum Cleaners More categories. Wirecutter is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Your guides Thom Dunn Meg Muckenhoupt Share this review We’ve considered nearly 90 hose-end sprinklers over the past three years, and after 16 hours of additional research and three days of testing on 10 new models, we think the Melnor XT4200M offers the best combination of quality, value, and features for a homeowner looking to take care of a typical rectangular lawn. With its metal base and simple controls to customize the length, width, and water flow, the XT4200M can last several seasons and keep your grass green without watering the sidewalk. Our pick Melnor XT4200M The best sprinkler With good range, adjustability, and a track record of durability, the metal-bottom Melnor XT4200M is a more reliable and easy-to-use oscillating sprinkler than its competitors. The Melnor XT4200M delivers consistent, even coverage of square or rectangular lots up to about 4,000 square feet. Its controls were among the easiest to adjust to the layout of a lawn, and its metal base made it more robust and stable than plastic competitors. And it doesn’t need a hose adapter or other add-ons (as our also-great pick does), making it one of the simplest models to use. Durability sets the better sprinklers apart, and the XT4200M’s solid build and positive owner reviews suggest that it can keep caring for your lawn for at least a few seasons. If anything does go wrong, it’s protected by Melnor’s limited lifetime warranty. Advertisement Runner-up Melnor XT4200 Lighter construction, just as good performance This all-plastic version of our pick saves a few dollars in exchange for less stability and durability. Our pick is the better value, but if it’s unavailable, this model is a fine substitute. The Melnor XT4200 is nearly identical to our top pick, aside from a plastic base that’s less stable than our top pick’s metal one.

This model produced a slightly longer maximum spray distance in our testing, and although we saw more wind drift with the XT4200 than with the metal-base XT4200M, the similar set of controls helped us easily manipulate the water flow and spray length to compensate. If you can’t find the XT4200M or prefer to pay a little less, the XT4200 is a fine choice, but we don’t expect its all-plastic construction to last as long as that of our top pick. Also great Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler ZoomMaxx The best coverage and customization This compact and effective sprinkler has more flexible coverage patterns than our pick, but it’s not as simple or affordable, and it offers more customization than the average yard needs. The Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler ZoomMaxx is our former top pick for this guide. Although it offers the most customizable spray patterns of any sprinkler we tested, it covers only about half the area of our top pick—up to about 2,300 square feet. But if you have an irregularly shaped yard, it might be worth the extra money. Its controls are easy to use, and twin rows of nozzles provide consistent coverage. However, it requires using a hose adapter (included), and it has a surprising number of plastic parts. Everything we recommend Our pick Melnor XT4200M The best sprinkler With good range, adjustability, and a track record of durability, the metal-bottom Melnor XT4200M is a more reliable and easy-to-use oscillating sprinkler than its competitors. Runner-up Melnor XT4200 Lighter construction, just as good performance This all-plastic version of our pick saves a few dollars in exchange for less stability and durability.

The research Collapse all Why you should trust us Who this is for How we picked How we tested Our pick: Melnor XT4200M Flaws but not dealbreakers Runner-up: Melnor XT4200 Also great: Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler ZoomMaxx The competition Watering tips and tricks Sprinkler care and maintenance Sources Why you should trust us For me (Thom Dunn), the meticulousness of my father’s lawn-care regime was the stuff of legends in New Haven County, and as the only male offspring, I was charged from a very young age with helping to uphold these exacting standards: a half acre of grass, cut to.That went on for six long years. My childhood trauma aside, I’ve written tens of thousands of words of environmental journalism and nonfiction since 2014, working closely with institutions such as MIT, the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, and UNESCO to ensure clarity and scientific accuracy. For Wirecutter, I’ve written several other outdoor and home guides, including guides to garden hoses and emergency weather radios, and my garden is so good that the deer have eaten all of it. A previous version of this guide was researched and written by Meg Muckenhoupt, a writer and co-founder of the Boston-area Lexington Community Farm Coalition, which is devoted to preserving working agricultural land. Meg has published Boston Gardens and Green Spaces, a Boston Globe Local Bestseller, and she is the co-creator of the Green Spaces: Boston app. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, the Boston Phoenix, and Time Out Boston. Who this is for Do you have a lawn. Do you want it to keep it well-maintained, with thriving grass to show off to your friends, neighbors, and enemies alike. Are you only mildly embarrassed that you’re starting to understand that lawn-obsessed dad you used to laugh at as a kid. If the answer is “yes” to any of those questions, you probably need a sprinkler.

Whether you need a portable hose-end sprinkler, like the kind we focus on in this guide, is a bit more complicated. Some modern homes are built on lots with in-ground irrigation systems; you can even install your own if you don’t mind digging up whatever turf you already have in place. These systems can help reduce water waste (PDF), especially when paired with a smart sprinkler controller. If you have flowers or crops you want to care for, a soaker hose or drip irrigation system might come in handy as well. In these cases, you might not need a hose-end sprinkler, although one could work to supplement your watering system depending on the size, shape, and variety of your lawn. But if you have less than half an acre of grass-covered property that you want to water sometimes so it stays fresh and green, a hose-end portable sprinkler will make your life easier. This kind of sprinkler is also a great alternative for watering a newly seeded area. “Hose-end sprinklers are especially popular with people that are looking for a simple and quick solution,” explained Heribert Wettels, a representative of Gardena, in an interview. Generally speaking, hose-end sprinklers aren’t efficient enough to rely on for year-round maintenance, but they do work well as an occasional or short-term option. If you’re conscientious about your water usage, the EPA has advice on water-smart landscaping, as well as a handy water budget tool so you can calculate how much water and money you’re using. Although it might be mildly inconvenient to have to drag your hose-attached sprinkler across the property and then reposition it once or twice or thrice depending on the area’s size and shape—and if you don’t mind the snakelike sight of a garden hose stretched across the grass—a portable sprinkler offers an easy, modular, and relatively cheap solution to your turfgrass woes. These things are also fun for pool-less kids (or adults) to play with, but that’s less of a feature than a bonus.

How we picked Photo: Rozette Rago Portable hose-end sprinklers come in at least three styles: Stationary sprinklers, like our former budget pick, the Naan Specialty Sprinkler 185029, simply spray a burst of water straight into the air, after which it drizzles down over the area around the sprinkler. Impulse (also known as impact, pulsating, or rotary) sprinklers such as the Naan Irrigator Pro 525054, our previous runner-up, are the tchk-tchk-tchk-tssssssssssss kind of sprinkler that you often find on golf courses. These shoot a horizontal stream as the head moves in a circular or arc pattern. Oscillating sprinklers like the Melnor XT4200M shoot a line of vertical water jets out of a straight bar that continuously rotates in an arc of 180 degrees (or less), creating a moving wave of water that then falls down upon the lawn in a rectangular shape. In this version of our guide, we focus exclusively on oscillating sprinklers. Rotary sprinklers, which are capable of sprinkling in curved corners and irregularly shaped lawns, may offer a wider range of coverage, but they have more moving parts, and their machine-gun sound is often frowned upon in denser suburban neighborhoods. Oscillating sprinklers, by contrast, are easier to use and generally more popular, even if they are usually limited to spraying over right-angled areas. They also issue a gentle spray that won’t knock things over or rock your plants from their roots. If you’re just getting into turfgrass care, or if you're looking for a low-tech, low-investment way to build on an existing irrigation system, an oscillating sprinkler is the way to go (plus, it’s more fun to play with). We spent eight hours scouring listings of popular models on the sites of Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, reading through owner reviews and comparing construction materials, coverage, and other features.

Durability was the most important thing we looked for—you can find many cheap and flimsy sprinklers, but no amount of fancy features will make up for a sprinkler that stops working after a few uses. As for the features, we looked at adjustability, ease of use, and consistency of coverage. Not everyone needs a highly customizable spray range, but if a sprinkler allows you to control the width, length, and pressure of your spray at a good price, we think that’s worth the money. After speaking with representatives from Gardena, Gilmour, and Melnor, however, we decided not to limit our picks based on maximum spray range, because most companies offer different-size sprinklers with the same functionality for different-size lawns. As Heribert Wettels of Gardena told us, “It just depends on your lawn size. You should be able to cover the whole area with a minimum effort to place the sprinkler to different spots. Ideally, one sprinkler alone will do the job.” Most standard sprinklers we found claimed to cover around 3,000 square feet, so we used that as the basis for our testing. After considering more than 50 models, we ultimately called in 10 for hands-on testing: the Gilmour Heavy Duty Rectangular Sprinkler; the Gardena Oscillating Sprinkler ZoomMaxx (our pick in a previous version of this guide), Aquazoom 1973, and 8151 Premium; the Melnor 20260, XT4200, and XT4200M; the Green Thumb 4200MGT; the Dramm 15005; and the Orbit 56761. How we tested Photo: Thom Dunn After marking out measurement intervals in my backyard, I tested each sprinkler to find its minimum and maximum width (horizontal spread, parallel to the sprinkler heads) and length (distance from the stationary sprinkler). Several models also had a control for water flow—the pressure of the water going into the sprinkler, which you can adjust to vary the width and length of the water coverage.