Gear drive sprinklers (video transcript)

Did you know that different types of sprinklers have different watering rates? Find out more about gear drive sprinklers.

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[Voiceover]: Gear drive sprinklers have a single strong stream of water that moves slowly in an arc pattern.

They're ideal for large lawn areas and require 100 per cent overlap to provide even coverage.

This means the water from any one sprinkler needs to reach the sprinklers that are on either side of it.

They throw water in 6 to 11 meter-long streams. Which is why they are predominantly used for large home gardens and lawns.

They have a high pressure requirement which means they work best when they're connected to high pressure mains or bores.

They'll deliver about 10 to 20 millimeters of water per hour, depending on the brand and model.

So, typically, this will take 30 to 40 minutes to deliver the 10 millimeters of water required for your lawns and gardens.

With the right soil preparation and plants, irrigation run times can be reduced and still maintain a really healthy garden.

They're easy to maintain, but should be set up properly initially, to make sure they're covering all areas of your garden and not spraying onto areas that don't need watering.

So, take some time at the beginning to get this right. Once they're set up, fortnightly checks during summer will make sure they're watering your garden efficiently.

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