Unlike most stationary sprinklers, which can spray your patio along with your lawn, the Gilmour Pattern Master Oscillating Sprinkler offers a neurotic level of customization so you'll avoid wasting water. Both spray shape and reach can be adjusted to precisely water any plot of land, no matter how wide or narrow – up to 4,000 square feet. [$20; amazon.com]
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