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