Using portable sprinklers

Select portable sprinklers for even coverage. I like oscillating sprinklers because they apply water slowly but in larger streams that don't blow away easily. Sprinklers with old-fashioned impact-type heads (tssh-tssh-tssh-tik-tik-tik-tik-tik) are fun to watch and easy to adjust for distance of throw. I've never tried the sprinklers that walk around the yard on their own; they kind of scare me.

If you set out portable sprinklers, move them around periodically to get good coverage, and time the application so you don't waste water. Check out Chapter 9 for more info about watering wisely.

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