When it comes to your irrigation system, having the right sprinkler head can make all the difference. Choosing the correct head ensures that your landscaping plants are watered evenly all year long. However, don’t stress about finding the right sprinkler heads on your own. Thanks to the team at Spartan Irrigation, homeowners in Lansing MI, rest easy knowing they’ve selected the right sprinklers for their watering needs. We’ve also taken the time to showcase three of the most common types of heads to help anyone looking for a little more guidance.

3 Types of Sprinkler Heads


1. Pop-Up Sprinklers

Concealed sprinklers are installed with most permanent irrigation systems. These sprinkler heads are powered by spring mechanisms that extend the spray nozzle above the lawn to spray in full, half, or quarter circle ranges. When the water turns on, the pressure forces the head up out of the ground, and then it recedes once the water shuts off. These sprinkler heads allow for regular mowing and easy lawn maintenance, making them a go-to choice for many homeowners.

2. Spot Irrigation

Spot sprinkler heads are perfect for isolation watering in flower and plant beds. Commonly known as bubblers or mini-sprayers, these sprinkler heads easily install throughout your landscaping. Not only do they provide the right amount of water to your plants and flowers, but they can also be perfect for targeting individual plants over others. 

3. Rotary Sprinklers

Rotary sprinklers shoot a stream of water using a mechanical nozzle with an adjustable spray pattern. They typically deliver water between 20 and 40 feet from the head. They are also capable of delivering up to one-half inch of water to your lawn with each use. Additionally, rotary sprinklers can either be used in permanent systems or come as freestanding units. 

Call the Sprinkler Experts

When you’re ready to hand over your irrigation system to the professionals, call Spartan Irrigation. Not only do we specialize in sprinkler installation, but we can also repair and service your current system. To schedule your lawn care appointment in Lansing or Hillside, MI, contact us today at (800) 331-1746.