GAR­DEN SHOP­PING

WA­TER YOUR YARD WITH EASE AND EF­FI­CIENCY US­ING TH­ESE HANDS-FREE WA­TER­ING DE­VICES AND SMART TIPS.

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RAINTRAIN TRAV­EL­ING SPRIN­KLER—NEL­SON; ama­zon .com; $70. This blast from the past show­cases a time­less de­sign while boost­ing ef­fi­ciency by trav­el­ing up to 200 feet and cov­er­ing 13,500 square feet. Just place the trac­tor on the hose like a rail and turn on the wa­ter. Works great for establishi­ng new sod. The cast-iron body pro­vides long-last­ing dura­bil­ity.

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SUN­RISE ONCE-A-DAY WA­TER TIMER—MELNOR Inc.; ama­zon .com; $20. With a built-in sun­light de­tec­tor, this bat­tery-pow­ered sprin­kler au­to­mat­i­cally wa­ters your lawn ev­ery morn­ing when the sun comes up—even on over­cast days. Sim­ply turn the knob to set the amount of time to wa­ter.

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SNIP-N-DRIP SOAKER HOSE SYS­TEM— Gar­dener’s Sup­ply Com­pany; gar­den­ers .com; $38. This four-zone, cus­tom­iz­a­ble wa­ter­ing sys­tem con­nects up to four soaker hoses to ap­ply H2O wher­ever you want it from a sin­gle com­mand cen­ter, help­ing to con­serve wa­ter.

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B-HYVE SMART FAUCET TIMER WITH Hub—b-hyve; bhyve.or­biton­line.com; $69. Pair your smart­phone with this bat­tery­pow­ered faucet at­tach­ment to con­trol wa­ter­ing from any­where. B-hyve con­trols stan­dard hose faucets via Wi-fi so you never come home to a thirsty yard.

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HYDROLOGIC 4-ZONE DIG­I­TAL WA­TER TIMER—MELNOR Inc.; melnor.com; $55. Set this four-zone timer to run a few times a day or a few times a week. A builtin rain de­lay fea­ture puts wa­ter­ing on hold for up to seven days, so you don’t have to worry about wast­ing wa­ter.

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WATERWISE CON­TAINER WA­TER­ING KIT (Tan)—proven Win­ners; proven­win­ners.com; $52. Au­to­mat­i­cally wa­ter up to 10 con­tain­ers or 30 feet of gar­den beds from a sin­gle faucet us­ing this easy-to-in­stall drip ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem. Ex­tra tub­ing is avail­able for pur­chase to reach more con­tain­ers or cover larger ar­eas.

WRIT­TEN BY HA­LEY KNUD­SEN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY JA­COB FOX PRO­DUCED BY MOLLY SINNETT

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