No yard care tool has changed as much in recent years as has the lawn watering device. Convenience, better turf growth, and the need to save water are the incentives for these changes. At the same time no tool has become more confusing to the homeowner. The new watering technology requires new information that is not easily obtainable.
Fortunately, the watering can still works pretty much as it has for centuries but almost everything else has been "improved". Now that we can't waste water and have less time for our watering chores we have some new issues to consider in selecting our lawn watering equipment. This file summarizes the benefits and some of the weaknesses of each type of lawn watering device.