Updated December 29, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Oscillating Sprinklers

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Oscillating sprinklers are affordable and easy to use, which makes them one of the most popular methods of maintaining lush lawns and gardens. Today’s models provide a great deal of adjustability, so you’ll only use as much water as you need based on the size and shape of your yard. Our list ranks the best choices, taking into account factors like price, durability, and available controls. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Melnor XT4200M

2. Gardena ZoomMaxx

3. Orbit 56762

Editor's Notes

December 24, 2018:

When shopping for oscillating sprinklers, it’s important to find one that will fit the size of your yard and cover your lawn consistently. Be sure the model you choose adjusts to your desired flow pattern, pressure, and dimensions. Durability sets the top models apart, like the Melnor XT4200M and Gardena ZoomMaxx, both of which contain some metal components.

4. Sun Joe SJI-OMS16 Indestructible

5. Melnor XT Turbo

6. Green Thumb 4200MGT

7. Dramm 15004 ColorStorm

8. Orbit 56133 Easy-Click

9. Gardena Aquazoom 1973

10. Gilmour Heavy Duty Rectangular


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on December 29, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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