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xx   LAWN

How to moisturize plants and lawns for winter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 54

A good soaking. Tips, gadgetry and innovations for watering lawn and garden. Includes a test to determine how long to leave on a sprinkler.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1999 (v.77#9) pg. 176

Sprinklers with splash. Laying out and installing an underground lawn sprinkler system.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1989 (v.12#9) pg. 47

Everyday automation projects include schematics and parts lists. (1) Overriding an automatic sprinkler control under freezing conditions. (2) Shut down heating and cooling system in case of fire to prevent spread of smoke. (3) Turning outside lights on at dusk and off at midnight.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1996 (v.11#6) pg. 56

Tips on using X-10 devices to control the 24-volt solenoid valves of a lawn sprinkler system.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 58
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1997 (v.12#4) pg. 60

Irrigation automation. A smarter way to water the lawn. General advice on using X-10 remote control devices to determine when and how much water to sprinkle on a lawn.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1998 (v.13#4) pg. 66

Sprinkler guardian. Build an electronic rain shut-off switch for your automatic sprinkler system.

Installing an underground sprinkler system for your lawn.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #80 Jun 1964 (v.14#3) pg. 20

Installing an underground sprinkler system for your lawn.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #110 Jun 1969 (v.19#3) pg. 38

Lawn sprinkler maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 49

How to install an automatic lawn sprinkler system. Includes tips on drawing a layout as well as installation steps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #180 Apr 1977 (v.27#3) pg. 68

Tip on cleaning the jets of an oscillating sprinkler.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 100

Troubleshooting in-ground sprinkler systems. Minor adjustments can make major improvements in operation and coverage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 66

Tip on installing permanent sockets in your lawn for spike-type portable sprinklers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #388 May 1998 (v.48#5) pg. 98

Winterizing an underground lawn sprinkler system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #402 Oct 1999 (v.49#9) pg. 10

Advice on how and when to operate sprinkler systems to water lawns and perennial gardens.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 74

How to install an automatic sprinkler system for a lawn or garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1987 (v.31#5) pg. 56

Irrigation options. Part 1. Install an underground lawn sprinkler system and drip irrigation system for gardens and planting beds.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1992 (v.36#1) pg. 42

Irrigation options. Part 2. A survey of hose-end sprinklers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1992 (v.36#2) pg. 46

Advice on the best time of day to water a lawn.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 39

Water wise. Advice on watering lawns and plants (how much, how long, how deep). A look at in-ground irrigation systems, hoses, sprinklers and how to install a drip irrigation system.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 30

How to install flexible plastic tubing to carry water all around your property to make watering the lawn and garden easier.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 64

In-ground sprinklers. Tips on selection and installation.
HOME MECHANIX #710 Jun 1987 (v.83) pg. 68

Put lawn watering chores on automatic. Advice from a professional on underground lawn sprinkler systems.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 28

Watering your lawn wisely. Advice from a professional.
HOME MECHANIX #757 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.87) pg. 24

Watering wisely. A guide to lawn sprinkers and how to use them efficiently.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 59

Tip: Sturdy support tubes for spike sprinklers are buried below ground level at several places in the lawn.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1986 (v.11#5) pg. 30

Sprinkler savvy. Automatic watering systems can make yard care easier. How to design and install one yourself. A companion guide to accompany the PBS television series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 54

How to install an automatic sprinkler system.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 66

Tip on customizing a sweep sprinkler's pattern.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 11

Review of underground sprinkler systems.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #447 Aug 1965 (v.61) pg. 88

Install your own underground sprinkler system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #493 Jun 1969 (v.65) pg. 62

How to install your own lawn sprinkler.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #544 Sep 1973 (v.69) pg. 46

Push-button lawn watering. Tips on selecting and installing underground lawn sprinkler systems.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #625 Jun 1980 (v.76) pg. 71

Troubleshooting an underground sprinkler system.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #648 May 1982 (v.78) pg. 53

Lawn sprinkler controller. Solid-state solenoid sequencer allows you to tailor lawn sprinkler head outputs to watering needs and solves low-water-pressure problems.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 26

Sixteen varieties of lawn sprinklers are rated for coverage, uniformity, precipitation rate and overall performance.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1986 (v.33#4) pg. 70

Build the sprinkler guardian. A rain shut-off circuit for your automatic sprinkler system.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 33
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1995 (v.12#10) pg. 4
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 37 (Updated version)

Circuits for gardeners. (1) Soil-monitoring circuit tells the relative moisture of the soil. (2) Control turns an electric water valve off when the soil's moisture content reaches a preset level. (3) Moisture detector that uses AC voltage to reduce electrolysis and corrosion problems. (4) Circuit uses a homemade inductor (instead of probes) to sense soil moisture.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 69

Installing lawn sprinkler systems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1963 (v.120#1) pg. 150

The correct way to sprinkle your lawn.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1964 (v.122#1) pg. 151

Working with plastic pipe to install an underground sprinkler system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 162

You can afford a lawn sprinkler system if you start with a small, manual system and add more pipe, sprinklers and controls as you can afford them. Tips on installing the basic system and on selection of sprinkler heads.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.130#1) pg. 152

Tips on laying out and installing the "Spra-Rite" System which uses all plastic components and attaches to your existing outside faucet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 51

Programmed watering. Tips on selecting, installing and using an underground sprinkler system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1977 (v.148#1) pg. 92

Installing a lawn sprinkler system. Suggestions on laying it out for most efficient coverage of the lawn.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 131
Added Info POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 6

How to install an in-ground sprinkler system.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1994 (v.171#5) pg. 66

Underground sprinkler system control unit is fully automatic. Before opening the water control valve, the control measures soil moisture content and decides whether or not sprinkling is required. In case of rain, it automatically cuts off the water flow.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1968 (v.192#4) pg. 182

A simple wooden stand with a length of pipe attached and a sprinkler head on top of the pipe will cover a lot more area when watering the lawn or garden.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1973 (v.203#4) pg. 180

The do-it-yourself kit route to underground sprinklers. Typical layouts and available equipment are reviewed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 96

Move your 360-degree sprinkler head without turning off the water and without getting wet. The head is mounted on two casters at the end of a long pole.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1989 (v.235#2) pg. 82

Easy-care lawn. A look at new lo-mow grass seed and efficient root-zone irrigation methods.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 26

Automatic underground sprinklers. The pros and cons of self-installation vs. professional installation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1989 (v.4#4) pg. 12

REACTS 7000 (Radio-Electronics Advanced Control System). Part 6. Build a digital door lock, an appliance controller, a security system, and a sprinkler controller for your garden.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1988 (v.59#7) pg. 46, 66, 67

A look at subsurface irrigation of lawns and tips on installing a system using plastic tubing.
SUNSET Nov 1977 (v.159#5) pg. 106

Tips on how to add an automatic controller to your present watering system.
SUNSET Jun 1984 (v.172#6) pg. 108

Simple steps for identifying and repairing sprinkler system problems.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 240

How to convert an existing in-ground sprinkler system to pop-up sprinklers.
SUNSET Aug 1986 (v.177#2) pg. 156

How to water a Western lawn efficiently.
SUNSET Jun 1987 (v.178#6) pg. 213

How to convert an existing underground sprinkler system to drip irrigation.
SUNSET Aug 1987 (v.179#2) pg. 148

Converting an existing underground sprinkler system to drip irrigation.
SUNSET Jul 1993 (v.191#1) pg. 58

Drip irrigation for lawns. A look at the advantages and how to set up a system.
SUNSET Jun 1995 (v.194#6) pg. 74

The new sprinklers. A look at systems with built-in check valves, internal filters, pressure-compensating devices, swing joint, taller risers, wiper seals and a range of nozzle designs.
SUNSET Apr 1997 (v.198#4) pg. 80

Rain dance. What to look for in sprinklers, wands and nozzles for your yard.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #816 Jun 1997 (v.93) pg. 74

Meter helps determine where to water your lawn most.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 52