A garden sprinkler is not something that everyone needs for their garden – but they do have a fantastic range of purposes! They are great for the summer holidays where you want to spend time in your garden, but don’t want to be standing up holding a hose or watering can. Owning a sprinkler enables you to keep the lawn and garden alive and watered and at the same time you can sit and enjoy the weather!
They also make great fun on hot days for children and dogs!
Check out our picks for the best garden sprinkler below:
The Hozelock Rectangular Sprinkler Plus is a great little gadget that comes in three sizes, to suit all garden sizes. The 180m², 200m² and the 260m² all Hozelock sprinklers are specially design to give powerful and even water coverage no matter what the water pressure thanks to a water powered gear drive motor.
There are 15 jets and the unit has a ‘sled’ base so it will be stable sitting on any surface. There is no fine spray feature. The sprinkler shape is a rectangle, which could be more useful for standard square or rectangle lawns and the area of coverage can be adjusted via the simple red lever.
Coverage: 180m², 200m² or 260m²
Dimensions: The smallest sprinkler is measures 9 x 12 x 41.5 cm
A more classic looking garden sprinkler from Rehau, and has the ability to cover up to 520m². An affordable sprinkler that pokes into the ground, so it wont blow away. The only downside is that the spike is not as robust as you would probably like it to be, so you need to be a bit gentle with it. It takes a bit of getting used to as the instruction card is not the most informative, but when you have worked it out it is a fantastic little gadget. You are able to set the spray angle at 90, 180, 270 or 360 degrees, which is super useful, especially if you are wanting to be in and area of the garden whilst the sprinkler is in use and not get wet! The water flow is good, regardless of the water pressure and you can also use your regular Hozelock connectors on it.
A super simple and to the point sprinkler with no fancy features or calibration needed. Just plug in and go, you can use standard Hozelock connectors with the Bradas garden sprinkler. It works very well even with low pressure water and is super small so easy to store. It is the cheapest sprinkler in our list and the most basic, but if you have never owned a lawn sprinkler before and only want to spend a few pounds to try one out then perhaps give it a go. Its covers a circle shape of 10ft wide so it it perfect for small gardens. One thing to bare in mind is that the unit is very light so could easily be blown or tipped up.
Kärcher Premium Oscillating Sprinkler – OS 5.320SV
What does it do?
The most premium water sprinkle in our 10 picks. This really is a wonderful, well though out product and if you’re a proud gardener is the perfect accessory to fill you with joy every time you use it. It’s a robust and well made device, the oscillating sprinklers ensure a great, even coverage. The garden sprinkler guarantees stability with a strong base and two fold out anchor spikes for extra stability, ensuring it wont move on even the most uneven ground. We love the adjustable spray patterns and individual turn off buttons so you can tailor the coverage perfectly to your garden. It has a huge area coverage of up to 320m² and has a long life, robust and durable gear system with a water flow regulator so you can fully customise the volume of water used. Bonus features include a rotating spray guard, that flips over a portion of the nozzles so you don’t get wet when making adjustments. As part of the sturdy base, there is a hanging hook for easy storage and an integrated pin so you can clean the nozzles if any become blocked, this is hidden away and can be accessed by turning a dial. It can be used with your regular Kärcher / Hozelock hose connectors.
The Oasis Ahead sprinkler gives pulsating water coverage with up to 360 degrees rotation. This sprinkler comfortable covers the largest area in our comparison list, ranging from 371m² to 557m² depending on water pressure. You can easily set the distance you want the water to reach and add diffusion to the water streams using the diffusion pin. It can be used, like most other water sprinklers, for simply watering your lawn or flower beds, as part of an irrigation system or as a fun summer splashing activity for children or water loving dogs. One great little features is the ‘connector thread’ on the unit, which allow you to connect multiple sprinklers. The base unit is robust and heard wearing, no flimsy plastic in sight, just the heavy duty stuff with rubber grips on both sides. If there is one downside to this sprinkler, its that it can be noisy. As the water pulsates out, the back splash plate makes affably loud clicking noise. (Which to be fair, is a pretty much standard thing with this type of sprinkler, but I thought it was worth mentioning in case you wanted to use the sprinkler whilst in the garden. This sprinkler system also has a shut off valve on the actually sprinkle unit, so you can turn the water on and off conveniently to test the settings, without having to run back to the tap each time.
A great all rounder from Hozelock. The sturdy metal spike means you don’t have to worry about breaking it easily, and the water sprinkler can water a full or part circle. The coverage is up to 314m², which means up to 20m in diameter. Much like the other Hozelock, this one also has two spray patterns, jet spray for lawns or fine spray for delicate seeds. There are 5 jets, which give a great amount of water flow, regardless of the water pressure. I like this one because its quiet! So you can be peacefully reading at one end of the garden whilst hands free watering the garden at the other end!
Silverline 718693 8-Pattern Dial Sprinkler, 140 mm Diameter
What does it do?
The Silverline, considering its very budget appeal, is packed with quite a few features. How long it will last is another question. But at the end of the day, if you’re only after a cheap sprinkler to keep your grass alive through the short British summer that will end up ‘somewhere’ in the shed over winter… this one might be just be for you.
It can be used with Hozelock fittings, and has 8 patterns with 360 degree rotation, that’s pretty impressive! The spray patterns are single, double jet, small circle mist and spray, large circle mist and spray, small semi circle and large semi circle. That all sounds pretty confusing but if you look at the top of the sprinkler, there is a convenient little symbol code for each setting, that logical describes the setting.
It is not going to be the very best sprinkle in the world at this price, but it will certainly keep you amused for a while playing with all the different settings. It doesn’t cover a large area, so if you have the patience to pull it around the garden every now and again then you will be well away.
The Greenkey sprinkler looks interesting straight away thanks to its robust looking metal sold base. It is kind of vintage looking, like an old piece of farm machinery. Which is always a bonus, adding the that luxury feel. The upside: there’s no spike that goes into the ground that could snap. Downside: If you accidentally kick it with bare feet you will regret it. It covers a circle of up to 25 diameter and needs 2 bar water pressure for the most effective operation. (The water bar pressure scale goes from 1 – 10). The head in made of zinc and the hose connector is brass for a long lasting life. In terms of dispersing the water, it uses a traditional pulsating head to spray the water evenly.
A fully metal sprinkler that is easy to set up and use. It comes with quick adaptor screws to fit your hose and covers up to 306m². more specifically, the maximum spray distance is 14m in one direction and 11m in the other direction, so its perfect for medium to large gardens. It has 17 nozzles and oscillates (the nozzles move back and forth in a regular rhythm) for even water distribution.
This water sprinkler has been designed with garden life in mind, with a sturdy frame to withstand dogs, kids, weather and even accidental drops. The heavy base ensure it wont get blown or knocked over. You will need a good water pressure to make the most if this water sprinkler.
Hi, I’m Mike. I am a keen gardener and I love growing my own produce at home and maintaining my allotment (my pride and joy). I have worked in a garden centre for a number of years and have decided to apply my knowledge online to help you decide which gardening tools are best for you.