We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What are the Different Types of Irrigation Tools?

By Michelle Burton
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
AboutMechanics is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At AboutMechanics, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

An irrigation tool is any type of tool or device that is used to design, maintain, and/or repair irrigation systems. Irrigation tools are typically sold under several main categories, including drip and underground irrigation tools, sprinklers, hoses, and irrigation timers. Drip irrigation tools such as connectors, piping, and sprinklers are used to create overhead irrigation systems. These tools work together to help control the exact flow of water to flower and vegetable gardens.

Underground irrigation tools, such as pop-up heads and sprinklers, as well as irrigation timers and sprayers are used for one of the most popular types of irrigation systems — the underground irrigation system. This system works for lawns, flower gardens, and vegetable gardens, both big and small. Underground systems are also frequently used for custom landscaping projects.

Although not as high tech as timers and pop-up heads, watering cans are also an important, but often overlooked, irrigation tool. A simple watering can has several useful functions, but can be of most use when other equipment fails. Watering cans can be of great assistance during a drought to transport water from other sources. They help simplify hand watering when necessary, and this simple tool waters plants and flowers more evenly when nozzles become inefficient or when they malfunction.

While irrigation equipment such as garden hose repair parts, watering cans, nozzles, and hose carts fall under "repair and accessories," these irrigation supplies are just as important as the major types of tools. Without tools such as adapters, and quick fixes such as the hose mend, the average system would not function properly. Lack of adequate tools or repair products could quickly turn any system into an inconvenience to maintain or create unwanted replacement costs.

The different types of irrigation tools can be found through a variety of irrigation companies around the world. There are currently more than 3,000,000 suppliers and companies to choose from. Some specialize in irrigation equipment alone, while others may also sell plants and accessories that are commonly used to build gardens and design custom landscapes such golf courses, botanical gardens, or parks. These companies may sell supplies to individuals or they may sell wholesale to other entities, organizations, and governments. Companies that sell irrigation supplies and landscape accessories and plants may include home and garden stores, hardware and superstores, and even some department stores.

AboutMechanics is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.

Discussion Comments

AboutMechanics, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

AboutMechanics, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.