Best Oscillating Sprinklers – Ultimate Detailed Reviews

Sprinkler definitely makes watering the lawn an easy task but with so many options available in the market how can I buyer know which one is best for his/ her lawn?

When this question clicked our mind, we thought about creating a list of the best oscillating sprinklers available in the market.

We will be discussing the main features of the sprinkler that the buyer needs to focus on if they want to buy a sprinkler that suits them.

Here’s a table for top 10 sprinklers.

Top 10 Oscillating Sprinklers Ultimate Table

Picture Name Coverage Price Rating (1-5)
Rating (1-5)
1. GARDENA ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler on Metal Step Spike 22 – 1,506 sq. ft. $$$ 4.4
2. Green Thumb Heavy Duty Metal Oscillating Sprinkler Up to 3,900 sq. ft. $$ 4.4
3. Melnor XT Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler Up to 4,500 sq. ft. $$ 4.3
4. GARDENA ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler on Weighted Sled Base 76 – 2,300 sq. ft. $$$$ 4.3
5. GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom 3900-Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler Up to 3,767 sq. ft. $$$$ 4.2
6. Gardena 1980 Polo 2,400 Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler With Adjustable Garden Spray Range 950 – 2,400 sq. ft. $$ 4.1
7. Dramm 15005 ColorStorm Premium Metal Oscillating Sprinkler with Brass Nozzle Jets Up to 3,036 sq. ft. $$$ 4.0
8. RAINWAVE Turbo Gear Oscillating Sprinkler Set with Timer, Cover Up to 3700 Square Feet Up to 3,700 sq. ft. $$ 3.9
9. Melnor 3400 sq. ft. Oscillating Sprinkler with Brass Nozzles Up to 3,400 sq. ft. $ 3.8
10. Bosch Garden and Watering Green Thumb GT50910 Oscillating Sprinkler Up to 3,000 sq. ft. $ 3.5


What to Look at as You Shop

If you want to purchase an oscillating sprinkler head then here are the things to keep in the mind before you start shopping:

  • Coverage Area. You might have noticed that we have mentioned the area in sq. Ft. that the sprinkler covers.

It gives that coverage when the sprinkler is turned at full speed and has been set to cover widest distance.

Oscillating sprinkler is a blessing as you can adjust the distance and the area it covers depending upon your needs and the water flow as well.

  • Price versus Quality. It’s definitely a product where it’s safe to say that “you get what you pay for”.

The best ones certainly cost more as the inexpensive ones are made from small plastic rather than metal, these plastic gears which aren’t durable and get spoilt easily.

You can go for cheap ones if you want but remember, they aren’t durable.

Don’t Forget to Clean the Nozzles!

You must clean the nozzles of the sprinklers at a regular basis if you want it to function well.

Hard water is a literal pain as it clogs up the nozzle of the sprinkler. So, clean it regularly otherwise, it would stop releasing water at its regular pressure.

You can use anything for cleaning the nozzle it can be anything from pin or toothpick. All you need to ensure is that you don’t end up hurting the hole of the nozzle.

Top 3 Best Oscillating Sprinkler Reviews


1. GARDENA ZoomMaxx on Metal Step Spike

Different model have different base which helps you in using it in a distinguished manner.

It comes with a metal spikes and helps you in fixing it in the ground; the process of fixing it is similar to pulsating sprinkler. Not all sprinklers are strong and can remain attached to the ground in a fixed position but this product remains in a particular position no matter what ground is like and alongside it provides maximum coverage.

It comes with a mesh filter which helps in the prevention of clogging.

This product isn’t a perfect choice for big gardens/ yards as it covers only 1506 sq. mt. of area.


2. Green Thumb Heavy Duty Oscillating Sprinkler

Are you tired of purchasing fragile plastic’s sprinkler heads and are looking for a durable alternative? Then, your search comes to an end here.

In our opinion, Melnor’s oscillating sprinkler is the best and one of the most durable sprinklers we could have on our list. Its aluminum base doesn’t make it light in weight but also makes it characteristically strong.

Its flow range, width and length can be adjusted easily. You can also adjust the pressure right on the unit itself, which saves your running time from the hose to the faucet.

This product is long lasting and won’t let you down.


3. Melnor XT Turbo with Flow Control

This one is our third favorite oscillating sprinkler. It similar to the above product as it’s from the same brand but, its price is bit low in comparison to the other one.

Its base is made using plastic, this is the reason behind its decreased price. But let us be clearer, its plastic is better than the plastics used by other manufacturers.

It’s alike the previous model due to which you can easily adjust the range and adjustability.

In case you want to choose an inexpensive option then you can purchase this one otherwise you can go for the previous model if you afford expensive sprinkler.



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