There are many types of sprinklers available for watering lawns. You should choose equipment that is best suited to distribute water uniformly and efficiently over your yard, with little run-off and evaporation in the area you wish to water. Electronically-operated automatic sprinkler systems offer all combinations of patterns and spray heads. If properly installed and maintained, they can provide regular, uniform watering. Oscillating sprinklers allow soft, gentle watering over square or rectangular areas. They offer relatively uniform coverage unless they are used in windy conditions. Traveling sprinklers move along a garden hose that can be laid in a specific pattern. These also provide relatively uniform coverage, but work better for large lawn areas rather than small yards. For more information about sprinklers, consult a lawn care professional in your area.