Melnor 65078-AMZ XT Turbo Quick Connect Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler

Last updated date: August 16, 2021

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9.1

Melnor 65078-AMZ XT Turbo Quick Connect Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler

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We looked at the top Lawn Sprinklers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Lawn Sprinkler you should buy.

Update as August 16, 2021:
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Overall Take

This oscillating sprinkler has 20 precision nozzles that help you water areas of up to 4,500 square feet. You have three options for adjusting it to cover the width and height you want, helping you handle even narrow areas like garden beds. Setup is easy, thanks to an included connection adaptor.


In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Melnor Turbo Quick Connect Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Twin touch controls adjust the width and range of the watering pattern to cover the whole yard or a narrow flower bed.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.4
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.4
10,498 user reviews

What experts liked

The standard XT4200 had a longer maximum spray in our testing—more than 25 feet in each direction, compared with about 20 feet of length on the XT4200M, for a total coverage of approximately 4,200 square feet.
- The New York Times
You can adjust both the length and width of spray for perfect coverage
- Daily Gardener
What I like most about this sprinkler is its three-way spray pattern adjustment.
- TrustedHints
The 18 soft rubber nozzles provide great coverage.
- Wiki EZ Vid
20 precision nozzles
- BackyardStyle
The lightweight plastic gets very easily adjusted and provides brilliant operation
- Home Gear Expert
You can target just one part of the lawn, or you could leave it wide open to cover a large area that would be almost 3000 square feet.
- Happy Body Formula
This sprinkler has the unique benefit of a more flexible water pattern selection and the capacity to cover a larger area which is ideal for bigger lawns.
- Best of Machinery
Use the adjusters to control the spray pattern so you can water a large swath of lawn or a narrow garden bed.
- Country Living

What experts didn't like

It was prone to more wind drift than the XT4200M.
- The New York Times
The plastic adjusting levers are pretty fragile.
- Daily Gardener
Makes a loud clicking noise
- BackyardStyle
Few consumers have opined that the width control built should have been better as it’s a bit fragile.
- Home Gear Expert
You might think this sprinkler is too complicated
- Happy Body Formula

An Overview On Lawn Sprinklers

Unless you happen to live in an area that gets the perfect amount of rain, you may need to use a sprinkler to water your lawn on a fairly regular basis. In many areas, this is only necessary during certain months of the year, as cold weather causes grass to go dormant and spring and autumn often have enough rain.

One look at your grass may tell you it needs some water, but there are some other telltale signs: for example, your footprints should disappear quickly when you walk across it. If they don’t, that means your grass lacks the moisture necessary to bounce back. Over time, you’ll learn when conditions have been dry long enough that you need to add some sprinkler power. (Watering your lawn when it doesn’t need it can be bad for it as well.)

Ideally, your home has a built-in sprinkler system that you can simply activate with the flip of a switch. But such a system isn’t required to water your lawn. A good sprinkler can be enough to do the job, particularly if you have a small to midsize yard. But even for bigger spaces, you can buy sprinklers that let you hook up multiple hoses across a wide expanse to broaden your reach.

The Lawn Sprinkler Buying Guide

  • The time of day you water plays a direct role in the health of your lawn. The best time is before 10 a.m. in the morning. This allows it to really soak into the grass and roots before the sun completely evaporates it. Any evening watering should be done between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Too late and water will sit on the grass, soil and roots for hours without sunlight to evaporate it, potentially leading to disease.
  • The first thing to look at when buying a sprinkler is reach. You’ll need one that can cover the area without you having to move it around constantly.
  • Some sprinklers have weights built in that will keep them from tipping over during operation.
  • If you’re watering a lawn you’ve never watered before, keep an eye on the soil to make sure you stop when it has enough moisture. Every 15 minutes, use a screwdriver to determine how deep the water has soaked in. Once it reaches 6 inches, note the time and turn the sprinkler off. This is the length of time you’ll need to water in the future.
  • Chances are, the grass in your yard matches the type of climate you live in. Zoysia, St. Augustine, Bermuda and centipede grasses can handle drought better than other kinds, so you may be fine going months without rain.