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Jul 25, 2020 7:37 AM CST
Kent, WA (Puget Sound region)
Hello. I have a long, thin strip of lawn. It is about 5 feet wide, and 50 feet long. I have been trying to find a sprinkler that would work well with this shape, but I am having no luck. I have been hand watering in the meantime, but that is really time consuming to me. I tried a sprinkler hose, but it is not working very well, as the quality of the hose is not very good. Perhaps there is a brand that makes a good one? Or maybe, there is some type of sprinkler on the market that I am not aware of that would be good for my strip? Any suggestions?

A question asked in one reply made me realize that I should mention that the home just a few feet from my strip of grass is my neighbor's. Part of a solution must include not getting his place and windows wet when I water.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

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Jul 25, 2020 9:09 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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There are sprinklers that you can set to water a specific pattern, such as a narrow strip versus a square, a circle, a half-circle etc. You can also use an oscillating sprinkler that enables you to set a limit on the extent of the sweep from side to side. Depending on your water pressure you would likely have to move it two or three times to do 50ft.
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Jul 25, 2020 9:16 AM CST
Name: Rj
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Dramm has one that has 10 different settings of which one is a long rectangular strip. I have one, but have not had to use that setting for my garden. Quality product

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Jul 25, 2020 2:11 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
You , unless you have very high water pressure, will not find one that goes 50 ft, but there are some that will do 30 ft.
https://turfmechanic.com/oscil...
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Jul 25, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Kent, WA (Puget Sound region)
Thanks for the replies! Sorry, I was expecting to receive automated emails when replies were made. I didn't get any. Glad I checked back.

I actually already own sprinklers almost exactly the same as the Dramm (thank you, crawgarden!), and the ones on the turf mechanic web page (and thank you to you, RpR!). In fact, I just finished using my oscillating sprinkler to water the grass on the other side of the driveway, in front of the home, not within the frame of the photo.

I guess I was hoping for a "secret weapon" that only experienced gardeners knew about. (The reason I joined this forum!)

Thanks again. I will check back periodically to look for new replies.
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Jul 25, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Just to help understand what you are looking for, is there a reason you don't want to use the oscillating sprinkler that you have, set lengthwise on the strip with the limits set to keep it watering a narrow strip rather than going to full distance either side?

A possible option I have no experience with is a so-called "traveling sprinkler" that trundles along the length of a hose laid along the required path. I looked one up and it did say you can limit the diameter of the spray. Others here may know if these are reliable. I'd post a link but unless you are in Canada like me websites will often not show the intended item, so just Google traveling sprinkler.
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Jul 25, 2020 8:51 PM CST
Kent, WA (Puget Sound region)
sooby:

If you look at the photo that I included with my original post, you will see that my neighbor's home is no more than 4 or 5 feet from my strip of grass. Even a gentle breeze blows water from an oscillating sprinkler all over his walls and windows. So, I do not want to use it out of respect for his property.

Now, I never thought of one of those "tractor" sprinklers. I wonder if one could be choked down far enough to only spray a 5 foot diameter, and yet still have the "horsepower" to travel along the hose.

I would still appreciate suggestions. In the meantime, I'm still thinking that my best bet would be a sprinkler hose, if anybody knows of a quality made one.
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Jul 26, 2020 12:50 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Talk to your neighbor if he/she/they mind if your water drifts over.
Few do.
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Jul 26, 2020 5:19 PM CST
Kent, WA (Puget Sound region)
RpR:

"...out of respect for his property." was my way of trying to be civil. We get along okay, but we are not exactly friends. That is not a subject for this forum.

Asking my neighbor is not really an option. And, it might not cause any problems at all. But, I am not going to "push buttons", if you know what I mean.
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Jan 8, 2021 2:55 PM CST

I had a similar problem, but the plot was a little bigger and I didn't know what kind of sprinkler I needed to take. I did not find any options on the Internet, but then my brother told me that my sprinklers can be adjusted to supply water so that it watered a certain shape of the lawn (including both mine and yours )
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