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When it comes to buying lawn sprinklers, homeowners are spoiled for choice. But which sprinklers are worth your money and which should you skip? The answer depends on your needs and the type of lawn or garden you have. Scroll through to see some of the most i…

Total Control

The Noodlehead features 12 flexible PVC tubes, each of which can be positioned individually, so you can water every corner of your lawn and garden—not the driveway! Available on Amazon

"The camera and motion flood light were clearly not deterring thieves, so I wanted to add another layer of defense," said Marthers, 31. "After ruling out a loud motion alarm as too annoying for the neighbors and a bear trap as too much future legal trouble, I settled for a motion sprinkler."

On the Move

Ever wish you could have a robot do the watering? Look no further than the Rain Train Traveling Sprinkler. Once you snake a garden hose through the yard, this clever contraption travels along the path of the hose, spraying water from its whirling arms. 

Turtle Power

Some sprinklers are an eyesore but not the Orbit 91594 Ornamental Sprinkler, which, doubling as yard decor, waters the lawn when attached to a hose. Best Motion Activated Sprinkler

Prevent Pests

Here's a humane way to prevent vermin from disturbing your garden: Orbit's Enforcer Motion Activated Pest Deterrent Sprinkler. This high-tech sprinkler uses sound, motion, and water to keep animals away. It also can be programed as a regular timed sprinkler

Collapsible Tripod

The telescopic Orbit 58308 Tripod Base Sprinkler adjusts up and down, enabling gardeners to customize the spraying area. Meanwhile, the sprinkler's rotating head allows for partial- or full-circle water distribution. The metal frame, sturdy when expanded, conveniently folds into a compact size that is easy to stow in a garage or tool shed.

Spinning, Spinning

Lawn art and sprinkler in one, this stylish sprinkler hides in plain sight as a pinwheel that blows in the wind. Connect the hose to the sneaky sprinkler and water will spin in every direction to satisfy your thirsty lawn or garden beds. 

Motion-activated sprinklers, which the couple purchased on Amazon, are marketed to protect lawns and gardens from animals such as deer, dogs and cats. Fox and Marthers hoped it would deter, or at least embarrass, would-be car burglars.