Buying sprinklers can be confusing. Let’s be honest – who here really knows the difference between a pop-up sprinkler head and a micro jet?
And do any of us understand the difference in spray coverage required for lawns vs orchards or vegetable gardens? It’s a lot to take in – but here at Arnold Franks, we like to make things as simple as possible, so we’ve put together this handy Sprinkler Guide to help you out.
|Sprinkler Type||Purpose||Best Location||Products|
|IMPACT||An impact sprinkler will throw water across bigger distances, while also offering your vegetation a larger volume of water to keep them green.||The sheer power of these sprinklers makes them ideal for paddocks and pastoral irrigation, where a wider reach is needed.||Eg. RC172 Single Nozzle or Toro Rainspray|
|MINI||The mini sprinkler is fully compensating, which means it gives a specific flow irrespective of the water pressure.||They’re best used for young trees or orchards, where their reach of 4 to 6 metres is perfect. They come with a range limiter, which can be easily removed to increase their reach.||Eg. Netafim Supernet|
|MICRO JET||A micro jet will give off a fine spray across a very small diameter, from 40 right through to 360 degrees of range.||This makes a micro jet perfect for the home vegie garden, flower beds, small shrub borders and the like.||Eg. Antelco (instore only)|
|POP UP||Pop ups are a popular choice for the very reason that they pop up out of the ground, allowing lawns to be mowed without interference or the trouble of moving irrigation equipment.||The pop up range is perfect for lawns, and they match precipitation at 12mls per hour.||Eg. MP 1000 Rotator|
|MISTER||Misters are, as the name suggests, very fine misting sprinklers designed to keep greenery moist.||Perfect for indoor settings such as greenhouses and glasshouses, these will maintain an even, moist setting for propagating seedlings – just don’t place them anywhere with wind, as the fine mist won’t even make it to the ground!||Instore only|
|DRIPPER||Drippers offer point source irrigation for specific plants. These are highly water-efficient, and are perfect for orchards where specific trees or shrubs may need constant care.||Certain fruiting orchards such as kiwifruit or vineyards in particular would benefit from this product.||Eg. CETA Compensating Dripper|
Shop for sprinklers online or come in to Arnold Franks and get our advice on the best sprinkler for your needs.