Gardena ZoomMaxx Sprinkler Review

A top-rated watering sprinkler plays an important role as it makes your lawn watering tasks easier and comfortable. Gardena can perfectly fulfill this need, now that it offers the greatest watering sprinkles available on the market.

The Gardena ZoomMaxx is a small and efficient sprinkler that can be harnessed for a wide variety of gardening or lawn care tasks like watering new sod or new grass seed, and offers a flexible coverage of around 1506 feet while being more adjustable than a standard oscillating sprinkler. Because of its coverage, this sprinkler is appropriate for small to medium yard areas and it is easy to use and reliable. Gardena offers various watering sprinklers models and among them, the “Gardena ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler on Weighted Sled Base”, which features very high quality to ensure a great water supply.

Gardena ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler on Weighted Sled Base

There is a great variety of watering sprinklers available on the market, but the Gardena ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler on Weighted Sled Base has the nicest design with 360- degree angle rotation. It weighs 2.55 pounds and its nozzles are made of flexible rubber and although its warranty is limited, it is a sturdy sprinkler made of metal and rubber, which makes it durable so that you can have a lasting and agreeable experience, all of this at a reasonable price.



  • 16 flexible rubber nozzles
  • Controls for width and length fully adjustable
  • Throw adjustable in 4 ways


  • It does not come with a cleaning kit
  • Its warranty is limited

Gardena ZoomMaxx Sprinkler on Sled Base with Water Timer

The Gardena Zoommaxx sprinkler on a sled base with a water timer shares some features with the “normal model”.It is a oscillating sprinkler for small areas, coming with  adaptable controls for width, length, and water flow, a sealed turbo gear-driven unit, a large base for stability, and its most relevant component, an integrated mechanical timer that can be set from 1 to 120 minutes.

Other Gardena Watering Sprinkler products

There are other  Gardena watering sprinklers which don’t belong to the ZoomMaxx line, but they are still a good choice too if you want to get a watering sprinkler. Below you can see some of them.

GARDENA 1975 Aquazoom 3900-Square Foot Oscillating Sprinkler with Fully Adjustable Width Control

This sprinkler is designed for watering rectangular areas having different sizes, it has an adaptable width of spray from 13-feet to 55 feet and adjustable length of spray from 23 feet to 69 feet, and 301.4 to 3767.4 square foot coverage.

  • Width can be adjusted
  • 301.4 to 3767.4 square foot coverage
  • Rectangular areas

  • Expensive

Gardena 34000 Comfort 3900-Square Foot Aqua Zoom Oscillating Sprinkler, Standard, Orange

This orange sprinkler contains a removable plug for water flow to flush out and as its name suggests, its area coverage is 3900 and for water distribution, this sprinkler has an easy set adjustable range.



  • Easy set adjustable range
  • Exclusive Gardena system
  • Quality product


  • Made of plastic

Gardena 1951 Small Area Garden Spray Sprinkler On Spike

This is a budget sprinkler for watering smaller areas like flower/vegetable beds and front gardens with a 1000- square foot max coverage and 36- foot max diameter spray


  • 1000-square foot max coverage
  • 6-foot max diameter spray


  • Small Area


Accessories of Gardena Watering sprinkler

Accessories for any product are important either to add more functions or improve performance by replacing a worn component which does not work as well as it used to.. Here you can see a short list of some accessories for the Gardena ZoomMaxx and the other sprinkler versions.

Gardena 36004 Garden Hose Quick Connector Starter Set

This starter set is used to connect  gardena hose end accessories to the faucet with a quick connection for easy on and off being compatible with 5/8- inch and 1/2 – inch garden hose sprinkler spray nozzles.


  • Easy  connection
  • Use to connect
  • One year Warranty


  • Plastic design

Gardena Metal Multi-Purpose 7-in-1 Spray Gun with Built-in Flow Control

This spray gun considerably improves your water hose’s capabilities  and can be easily attached to any standard water hose. It provides you all the control and it comes with 7 different spray patterns and a locking trigger.

  • Soft grip water flow
  • Designed with non-slip soft plastic
  • Stop connectors

  • Limited Warranty

Gardena 31169 Mechanical Water Timer With Flow Control

This mechanical water timer automatically switches off your garden irrigation after a certain period of time, which ranges between 5 and 120 minutes or the water timer can simply be set to permanent flow. These functions make it simple to water your garden.


  • Set between 5 – 120 minutes.
  • Water flow can also be set
  • Garden quick connect fitting


  • Not so sturdy

Gardena Hose Connector Set-Premium Metal

This starter set is easy to install with an ease use, and works with 5/8-inch and 1/2-inch garden hose sprinklers, and spray nozzles.

  • Quick and easy connection
  • 1 year warranty

  • Connectors made of plastic

Gardena 39022-G Premium Metal Garden Hose Male Adapter

This high-quality metal hose male adapter can be used with either plastic or metal connections. It is compatible with nozzles and sprinkles, and features a leak proof connection and easily allows accessories to be attached or detached from the accessory end of hose.

  • High-quality metal amalgam
  • Leak-proof connection
  • Quality product

  • Limited Warranty

A Garden ZoomMaxx Sprinkler on grass

Characteristic analysis

As the title of this review suggests, this analysis is carried out only taking into account the ZoomMaxx products.

Area coverage

ZoomMaxx does not provide the best area coverage but it is normal for oscillating a sprinkler as they feature a lower coverage when comparing them to other types of sprinklers.

However, with a coverage of 1506 square feet and a range of up to 30 feet, the ZoomMaxx becomes a suitable choice for covering the necessities of small to medium yards such as your home and garden lawns, standard- size property zones, backyard flower gardens, and greenhouse plants.

Most oscillating sprinklers are not robust, being that a huge disadvantage, For example, in most cases the rotary flow of water causes them to gradually tip, which alters the coverage. While many of those oscillating sprinklers have come with innovative solutions to fix this problem, including the intelligent support foot, nothing rivals the design of the Gardena ZoomMaxxs. With the metal spike, in the same way that you would pound a post onto the ground or a pulsating sprinkler, you can attach the ZoomMaxx to the ground. So, this means that you can have more control, even on sloping topographies and If you want to use the sprinkler, all you have to do is simply remove it from the ground and place it wherever you want 

Performance and customization

The Zo0mMaxx is an agreeably practical solution to water your garden when rain is scarce even during a very hot summer. The ZoomMaxx with its 16 nozzles, 8 on each side of the sprinkler head, allows a balanced water distribution and makes the sprinkler suitable regardless of the shape or size of your garden. The  customization of the nozzles is the most significant feature offered by the ZoomMaxx and also you can modify the length, width, and spray range of the nozzles, depending on your water-gardening needs. 


If you are familiar with sprinklers, you may know nozzle clogging can have a serious impact on the sprinkler function. Fortunately, thanks to the Gardena ZoomMaxx you can forget about clogging, making it a thing of the past due to the nozzle’s built-in fine mesh filter that prevents clogging caused by dust and sand particles. As long as the mesh correctly fits, the sprinkler works well offering excellent a long-lasting performance and a constant flow rate.

Easily Extendable

The expandability of the ZoomMaxx complements the versatility of the sprinkler and goes beyond to underscore its customizations options. Just like other Gardena sprinklers, the Gardena Metal spike is intended to work with Garden’s Original system hoses and connector

Ease of use

The Gardena sprinkler can provide more accessibility for the oscillator and a precise water dispersion now that it has a swivel head, and it is possible to swivel the spray head in any direction due to its vertical design. That Gardena Oscillating ease of use is not only about the rotary movement and coverage, but also about the sprinkler function.For instance, its controls are simple to use as each sprinkler nozzle can be disabled with a small modification.


When it comes to price and functionality, the Gardena is appreciated by many, and regarding its durability, it is constructed with a strong plastic that can take a lot of time to wear and tear. So, you are going to be sure of receiving a reliable and sturdy product.


Despite having many advantages, the Gardena ZoomMaxx is not perfect, therefore has some drawbacks. The first disadvantage is that it does not include a cleaning tool for unclogging the nozzle, which may be a turnoff for some. As there are no numbers and clear indicators on the adjustment dials, you have to learn each position by heart, meaning that for beginners can be difficult to get used to. This may be the most critical setback. It is understandable that for the price ZoomMaxx includes plenty of components made from plastic which despite being durable it is not as robust and sturdy as the sprinklers made from metal or aluminum. However, this disadvantage is not enough to dismiss this product, so go for it.


What is the width setting in feet?
3-12 Meters… converting to feet…9.84 – 39.4 ft.

Is water pressure from a rain barrel sufficient or water from an outside faucet necessary?
Only outside faucet’s substantially higher water pressure will activate the sprinkler. The rain barrel pressure is just too low to do any good

Do they have a timer?
Only the “Gardena ZoomMaxx Sprinkler on Sled Base with Water Timer” model


As you can adjust its performance to fulfill the needs of nearly any lawn, the Gardena ZoomMaxx is quite recommended, therefore being well worth your money. When it comes to price, the Gardena ZoomMaxx Oscillating Sprinkler is an excellent choice. The most outstanding characteristic of this sprinkler is its innovative performance and top-rated features that are normally present in high-end models.

Here is a video of the Gardena ZoomMaxx in motion!


9.6 Total Score
The Gardena ZoomMaxx is an efficient and well made sprinkler for easy use.

As you can adjust its performance to fulfill the needs of nearly any lawn, the Gardena ZoomMaxx is quite recommended, therefore being well worth your money

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