Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Every watering consumer is a little different. Applications vary widely, and so do tastes, preferences and price sensitivities. Nelson has always striven to understand the needs and desires driving your customers’ choices and provide a range of products to meet them all. Partner with Nelson, and you can provide your customers almost any tool they want to distribute, apply and conserve water around their homes.


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    1. Deep Water Once in a While

    Just like you, plants love a good, long soak every once in a while. So indulge them. Give your lawn a long, thorough soaking 
    and then be sure to allow enough time for the roots to dry before another deep watering. This produces extended, robust 
    roots because they’re forced to grow downward to search for water.

    But hey, let’s not go overboard. Roots don’t have gills. They need oxygen that is absorbed through the soil. If the soil
    surrounding the roots is saturated with water, there’s no way for oxygen to reach the root system.

    Try not to be too stingy, either. Light, frequent waterings result in shallow roots. The water may even evaporate before 
    it reaches the roots.

    2. Don’t Wait Until Dark

    Avoid giving your lawn a drink after the sun has gone down. Nightcaps could lead to trouble. Late night watering leaves 
    grass damp, making it especially vulnerable to the formation of mold, fungus, and other diseases.

    The best time to water is in the morning, when the air is cool and moist. The warmth of the sun and the rising temperature 
    gently dries the grass and the leaves on the trees. And since morning air is damp, you don’t waste water through evaporation.

    3. Get the Bugs Out

    Insects, with the possible exception of the water bug, aren’t terribly fond of water. Given a choice, they’ll choose hot, dry weather
    over damp, cool conditions every time.

    So if you want to discourage bugs by presenting them with an inhospitable environment, follow a regular watering schedule. 
    It keeps your plants healthy and, at the same time, makes them decidedly less appealing to insects. Water your plants, and 
    the bugs will probably be on their way – where most of them will meet a windshield with their name on it.

    4. Water it Down

    Every lawn needs nutrients, but don’t give it to them straight. Because fertilizer is applied above ground, it has to travel down 
    to the roots to be absorbed. It’s much easier for roots to swallow fertilizer when it’s watered down.

    If you use packaged fertilizer, follow the directions on the bag for the proper mix of fertilizer to water. If you have a commercial 
    lawn care company spray fertilizer on your lawn, water the grass thoroughly following application. This is the most effective way 
    to send the fertilizer directly and quickly to the roots.

    5. Give an Inch

    And your yard will grow a mile. Give or take a few thousand feet.

    To be certain your lawn is hydrated adequately when it has failed to rain, the standard rule of thumb is to sprinkle one inch 
    of water a week (as measured above ground in a cup or rain gauge).

    Run your sprinkler for several hours or, perhaps, for an entire morning. That allows water to be absorbed deeply, encouraging 
    roots to grow long and strong.

    6. Water Wisely

    Do you have any idea how many gallons of water there are in the oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams of the world? 
    No? Well, that’s okay. The important thing to remember is that there’s not so much that we can be wasteful with it. 
    Just like all natural resources, water should be used wisely. Using a timer is one way to help conserve water.

    Also, try not to water the driveway. Or the sidewalk. Or the side of the house. Avoid watering in the hot sun, too. 
    Chances are, a lot of the water you apply evaporates before it ever does any good.

    7. Every Problem has a Solution

    No matter what annoyance confronts you, there’s a Nelson product that solves it. Like quick connects. These 
    nifty little couplers make a quick, easy, leak-resistant connection between hoses, faucets, sprinklers, nozzles, 
    or whatever watering tools need to be attached. They snap on easily and pop apart like a seat belt.

    If you have an odd or unusually shaped area that needs watering, you need a stationary sprinkler. Just dial the 
    shape you want-a square, rectangle, strip, half circle, or full circle-and the Spot Rain takes care of it.

    For hilly terrain, a yard with obstacles, or people who are tired of hauling sprinklers around behind them, there’s 
    the RAINTRAIN®. Using the hose, you simply lay down the route you want the self-propelled Rain Train to follow, 
    and it travels the circuit you’ve designated. The entire area gets a good, even soaking, and you never have to move 
    the sprinkler. And when it’s through, it turns itself off. How’s that for convenience?

    8. Read All About It

    To make sure everything works properly, you’ll find all the information you need to assemble and operate the 
    product right on the package. Make sure you read every enthralling word carefully before you begin.


    9. Warnings and Safety

    Nelson Safe Watering

    Making Yard Work Look Easy

    Like our parent company, Bosch, we’re driven by a spirit of constant, purposeful innovation: The oscillating 
    sprinkler that adjusts to cover three different widths of lawn. The rotating sprinkler that matches the contours 
    of an irregularly shaped yard so you can set it in one location and get perfect coverage without waste. 
    The traveling sprinkler that shuts itself off so you can walk away and forget it. If there’s a way we can help 
    your customers accomplish more in less time, we’re determined to find it.

    Conserving Precious Resources in the Process

    Like our customers, we also want to do our part for the environment. We’re always looking for new ways to help 
    them conserve resources. Take for example the new AquaDrive™ technology that keeps oscillating sprinklers in 
    constant motion to prevent wasteful puddling, or consider the timers and landscape watering systems that make 
    it possible to distribute water more precisely and avoid overwatering. With our products your customers can help 
    to save the planet and save money on their water bill while they’re at it.

    A History of Innovation

    Among the first sprinkler manufacturers in the United States. Nelson has been in the watering industry since 1911, 
    After nearly a hundred years, we’re still driving the industry with innovative products for lawns and gardens.

    A Wealth of Products

    Every watering consumer is a little different. Applications vary widely, and so do tastes, preferences and price sensitivities. 
    Nelson has always striven to understand the needs and desires driving your customers’ choices and provide a range of 
    products to meet them all. Partner with Nelson, and you can provide your customers almost any tool they want to 
    distribute, apply and conserve water around their homes.


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