Gardena’s AquaZoom 350/T irrigation device
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Keep On The Grass

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans use more than 7 billion gallons of water a day just to irrigate their landscapes, and more than half that amount goes down the drain as a result of overwatering, evaporation, or poorly chosen or maintained gear. But there's pleny of gear, guidelines, and financial incentives out there to help us be more responsible. Here, we've assembled some proven systems for conserving water, time, and money this summer.

The oscillating spray pattern of Gardena’s AquaZoom 350/T adjusts to widths ranging from 13 to 56 feet—keeping the water on the lawn and off the driveway. The timer can be set for anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours and shuts the sprinkler off automatically.

Approximately $100; Gardena
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