ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Garden Sprinklers For Vegetable Gardens

Updated on May 20, 2009

Not all vegetable garden sprinkers are created equal. Sometimes the old standby really should be replaced when better technology is available. Even if your current sprinkler seems to be functioning just fine according to how it was designed to work, it may be beneficial for the thoughtful gardener to consider a vegetable garden sprinkler that will distribute water more evenly and equally to all intended areas of the garden.

Metal Oscillating Sprinkler
Metal Oscillating Sprinkler

Understanding The Faults Of The Common Garden Sprinkler

Most everyone has owned a metal oscillating sprinkler (pictured right) The problem with this type of sprinkler is the distribution of water during use. The vegetable garden furthest away, but still in the stream of the sprinkler gets the least amount of water, while the parts of the garden closest to the metal oscillating sprinkler gets drenched.

There is no control over which areas get watered, Any area in its path is going to get wet. This makes it difficult when trying to water a garden that is right next to a busy sidewalk or patio.

In order to get all parts of the garden evenly hydrated, the gardener must move the outdoor watering tool around the area at regular intervals taking away from time that could be better spent working on other projects around the yard or spending time with family.

My Favorite, The Best Garden Sprinklers

Noodlehead Flexible Lawn & Garden Sprinkler
Noodlehead Flexible Lawn & Garden Sprinkler

Noodlehead Flexible Lawn & Garden Sprinkler

The Noodlehead is a great all around sprinkler system, but is especially helpful because the gardener can move the sprinkler head tubes to create more or less spray depending on the area intended to be watered.

It takes very little practice to learn how to move the sprinkler head tubes in the direction that will water the areas exactly how much they need. Adjusting is also pretty simple during watering but will hardly be necessary. Also makes it really simple to set it to avoid watering sidewalks, patio areas, etc.

The Noodlehead garden sprinkler hooks to your water hose and sticks in the ground with spikes. It should be placed in the center of the area needing to be watered, but it is not necessary. If placed along the side of the vegetable garden, the "noodles" can all be moved to the intended direction.

Also great for lawn watering and for letting the kids play on hot summer days. Kids can also move the noodles as they wish to go excatly where they want to spray. Changing around the way the noodles spray water, and a good imagination can make for some great outdoor water play.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Wavy Davy 7 years ago

      Great idea Sunstreaks, you cutie pie you; this is exactly what we old retired gardeners have been searching for. Now we just need some help remembering to move or shut it off when it's finished.

      Wait a minute; what were we talking about?

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice tool. I think it help us for gardening.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)