Looking out over your expansive, green lawn is a joy. But, trying to make sure it’s all evenly watered isn’t. Every homeowner with a large lawn has found a dry patch, usually right when or where it’s most inconvenient.

Instead of pulling out the hose to water those brown spots, or just living with them, check out our choices for the best sprinkler heads for large yards.

1. Melnor XT Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler

. Melnor XT Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler

This powerful sprinkler has a huge range of 4,000 square feet. If that’s overkill for your lawn, don’t worry. It also adjusts down to ten feet. Plus, each side of the sprinkler is independently adjustable, so you don’t have to place it directly center in a big lawn to avoid splashing the neighbors.

2. The Rain Bird 25PJDAC Impact Sprinkler

The Rain Bird 25PJDAC Impact Sprinkler

The Rain Bird 25-JDA is another great choice for lawns that are just a bit larger. With a 41 foot maximum range and a brass construction, this sprinkler will be watering your lawn for years. The sprinkler is easily adjusted, even by homeowners.

3. Gilmour Pattern Master 196SPB Sprinkler

Gilmour Pattern Master 196SPB Sprinkler

Large lawns can be shaped just as irregularly as small lawns. If yours isn’t quite a rectangle, the Gilmour Pattern Master 196SPB is the perfect choice for you. It covers an enormous range of 5,800 square feet, but the spray pattern can be customized into as complex of a shape as you need. With the Pattern Master, you won’t overwater a nearby garden bed or waste water on the fence.

4. Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion-Activated Sprinkler

Orbit 62100 Yard Enforcer Motion-Activated Sprinkler

One problem that plagues those who have large yards is keeping pests away from them. You can’t patrol the edges, and sometimes you can’t even see them. This clever sprinkler can handle that problem for you. When it detects motion it sends out a spurt of water to scare away deer, crows, or other pests. Maybe you won’t use this one to water your yard, but it’s still worth checking out.

5. Gilmour 999ZS Extra Large Coverage

Gilmour 999ZS

If you’ve yet to find a sprinkler that is large enough for your lawn, you’ll want to look into the Gilmour 999ZS with extra-large coverage. It lives up to its name, with a 106 foot diameter range, which amounts to an 8,500 square foot coverage area. You would think such a massive sprinkler would be cumbersome, but this one is only three pounds, which makes installation simple.

It can be hard to find a sprinkler that can cover large lawns, but there are some high-quality options out there that can make maintaining your rolling green lawn a little easier. Having a sprinkler with a large range isn’t the only challenge though. Properly placing and adjusting the range of large sprinklers is especially important to avoid over-watering.

If you still need help with your yard’s irrigation, don’t be afraid to ask. Our team offers lawn sprinkler system design throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, Oakland, and beyond.