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The Best Sprinkler Heads for the Austin Area

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Your Sprinkler Heads

Sprinkler heads are one of the most important components of your sprinkler system. There are different types of sprinkler heads, but two of the most common are spray heads and rotor heads. They are each irrigation heads that distribute water over a designated area, but with different spray patterns and range of water distribution. Spray heads are suitable for smaller areas with a fixed spray pattern, while rotor heads are better suited for larger spaces, providing a rotating spray that covers a greater distance.

Spray Heads

Pattern: Spray heads release water in a fixed pattern, typically in a fan-shaped or circular spray.

Range: They have a shorter range compared to rotor heads, making them suitable for smaller areas or spaces with less water coverage requirements.

Application: Spray heads are commonly used for watering flower beds, shrubs, and smaller lawn areas.

Rotor Heads

Pattern: Rotor heads cover a larger area. They can have a full-circle or adjustable arc pattern.

Range: Rotor heads are designed for a longer throw distance compared to spray heads..

Application: Rotor heads are often used in larger lawns, athletic fields, and open areas where a more extensive water coverage is needed.

Rain Bird Rotor Sprinkler Heads

Rain Bird rotor sprinkler heads are an excellent choice when working with sprinkler systems.  The brand has renowned durability and a reputation for high performance. They can be used on any sprinkler system.

Rain Bird’s sprinkler heads are notoriously low maintenance and are built using high-quality materials that can withstand all manner of weather conditions. This means that if we install Rain Bird sprinkler heads, they will last a long time.

The specialized range of Rain Bird sprinkler heads includes those that have adjustable patterns, pressure regulation, matched precipitation rates, and more, allowing for precise irrigation setups that can ensure that your landscape is properly irrigated at all times with minimal breakdowns.

Rain Bird sprinkler systems are available with a wide variety of sprinkler head models featuring easy-to-clean nozzles that minimize the degree of clogging that occurs—a common problem with sprinkler heads.

Thanks to the wide availability of Rain Bird products through local distributors as well as major home improvement stores throughout Austin, you can be sure that spares and parts are readily accessible when needed.

Hunter Sprinkler System Spray Heads

Hunter Industries makes a wide array of irrigation sprinkler heads.  They provide an efficient water distribution and have excellent durability. Like Rain Bird, Hunter Industries is known for making sprinkler heads from high-quality materials.

Hunter has various sprinkler head options with many advanced features such as pressure regulation and check valves that can help prevent water waste. In addition, Hunter sprinklers allow for easy arc adjustments to completely customize your irrigation coverage.

The easy-to-maintain nature of Hunter products means that they are user-friendly with designs that facilitate easy adjustments and allow for quick and efficient cleaning. Hunter sprinkler heads are also widely available in the Austin area, thanks to many retailers and irrigation supply stores stocking them.

Aside from the many benefits afforded by Hunter and Rainbird sprinkler heads, choosing the correct head for the application can make it a little difficult to install yourself, requiring the assistance of irrigation specialists.

Protect Your Investment

This time of year, most plants are either dormant or in a slower growth phase, making it the perfect time to protect your sprinkler system from the winter and make sure it is in good working order for the season ahead.   Because the weather is cooler, any needed adjustments or modifications to your sprinkler system can be made without disrupting your landscape watering needs.

Here at Smart Earth Sprinklers we offer annual maintenance programs to ensure that your sprinkler system remains in good condition all year round.

During the winter season, our first visit includes winter system service and inspection that includes:

  • Checking the backflow valve for proper protection. If the backflow is above ground, we make sure it’s insulated.
  • Checking for potential vulnerable freeze points in the system.
  • Programming the controller for the winter season, upon request.
  • Basic system diagnostics and troubleshooting.
  • Inspecting and adjusting sprinkler heads as needed in preparation for winter.
  • Checking the system for broken heads, broken pipes, and visible leaks.
  • Checking that valves are operating properly.
  • Providing an estimate for any additional needed repairs.

This can help save you money and address any issues that might come up before they escalate, thereby extending the life of your system and preventing more significant problems from arising during the growing seasons to come.

Additionally, taking advantage of this offer ensures that you get a discount on all repairs, including new sprinkler heads, if needed.

The experts at Smart Earth Sprinklers are able to repair and maintain a wide variety of sprinkler systems. We use only brands and parts of proven high quality and reliability.  

Contact us now to get your system winterized and set up for proper maintenance for the year ahead!

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