Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler: Review

Best Fea​tures

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    ​Great Price
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    ​Good for small yards
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    Easy to connect
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    Metal Base
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    Decorative Look 

Our Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler Review

The Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler had 154 customer comments and 9 answered questions on Amazon.  I've read through the feedback left by customers and then condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a sprinkler.

Item Specifics

The Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler has 8 pre-set patterns on a decorative metal base.  The Metal has easy swivel couplings with an ergonomic grip.  A soft-grip sleeve on the head makes it easy for pattern adjustments.  There are 8 pre-set watering patterns and a durable decorative metal base.  This sprinkler weighs 1.2 pounds.  It has a soft grip and multi-pattern head.  The coupling is a metal ergo swivel type.

Good for Small Gardens

A lot of customers commented that this was a great sprinkler for a small garden because it worked well for unusually shaped areas.  It allowed them to fit a pattern on each section.  One customer had this to say, "I have a small garden area in an apartment complex and the sprinkler is perfect for reaching all of my plants and giving them a nice drink."

Lightweight

This is a light sprinkler that weighs just 1.2 pounds.  Some people chose to weigh it down with small rocks and metal stakes.  It could easily get kicked over or flipped over by the wind or a wrong pull of the hose.

Easy to Adjust

The Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler is easy to adjust.  You can set the water adjustment to extend out to exactly the length that you'd like it to extend to.  Some people commented that they liked that they could extend it to just cover their yard length without hitting the house.  A customer talks about how easy it is to adjust, "I just love this sprinkler! This is my second one, my last one I had for over six years. It adjust easily, its perfect for medium to small lawns. I like the setting to water just the length not the depth of the side of the house. Easy to adjust for your yard space, easy to use and connects to the hose with ease."

Great Price

You really can't get too much lower for a sprinkler.  Some people bought several because they were so affordable and worked so well.  Here is one comment from someone who bought several, "I do not have a sprinkler system. I have 6 lines of nearly 2300 feet of hose for 2 residential lots.  I move hose where I want to water.  This is my sprinkler head of choice at the end of every hose I own. So many options and ways to water your world. I have tried all of them but this works best.  About 4 yr replacement required in rusty, sulfide laden Florida ground water like mine."

Metal Base

When I first saw the photo of this sprinkler along with the low price, I assumed it was totally plastic until reading more.  The base is actually made of metal which is going to add some weight and stability to the rest of the sprinkler.  The hose connector is also not just plastic, but brass inside.  Looks can be deceiving.

Pros

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    Great Price
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    Works well for small gardens or lawns
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    Easy to adjust

Cons

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    Very lightweight. Can get knocked over easily. 
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    Not very durable

Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler Conclusion

The Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler is good for small gardens because you can adjust it to small size or odd shaped areas.  It is lightweight and may need weighted down. The metal base adds some weight but it still only weighs 1.2 pounds.  If you are looking for an affordable sprinkler for odd shaped or small areas, I recommend trying the Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Nelson Eight Pattern Spray Head Stationary Sprinkler.

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    Would this cover about 750 sq.ft. ? My small lawn is more rectangular than square.  Yes just turn the dial setting and let it cover one part of the yard for about 20 minutes and move it again. That is what I do and I have no problem. I love the item.
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    What is the coverage area if half circle?  About 20 ft.
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    Can a gasket be added or perhaps use some type of silicone caulk?  Yes, a gasket can be used - added just like they are for any sprinkler, spray nozzle, etc. where hose attaches to it.

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Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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