Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment
Rainmaking (page 3 of 3)
by Ed Hutchison
Two Novel Designs
Snap-N-Rain rotary sprinkler
"Walking" sprinkler. The Rain Train (model 1865, $60), made by Nelson, follows the path defined by a hose. A water pressure-driven motor slowly propels the sprinkler along up to 200 feet of hose. It is excellent for wide, open areas, and its spinning spray boom can cover up to 16,000 square feet of lawn.
Commercial-quality rotary sprinkler. The Snap-N-Rain (model 5005, $25), also by Nelson, is buried at sod level, but instead of connecting to an underground pipe, it has an aboveground hose connection. It offers many of the features of an in-ground system but at a fraction of the cost.
Ed Hutchison is a garden writer based in Midland, Michigan.
Photography by John Goodman