I’ve been using the greenhouse in Stardew Valley to grow various plants and crops. As I was tending to my plants, watering them, and making sure they got enough sunlight, I realized that there wasn’t any way for me to arrange the sprinklers in the greenhouse.
This led me to do some research on how best to arrange sprinklers in the game so that you can get the most out of your garden in Stardew Valley!
So without further ado, here are some tips on how you can arrange sprinklers in your greenhouse:
Arrange From Left To Right
Now that you’ve seen how to arrange the sprinklers, it’s time to put your new knowledge into practice. If you follow the steps below, this will be one of the easiest tasks you’ll ever complete in Stardew Valley.
- Arrange from left to right
- Arrange in a straight line
- Arrange in a zigzag pattern
- Arpace in a circle or triangle
Arrange From Top To Bottom
Now that you’ve got your sprinklers in the right place, it’s time to decide how they should be arranged.
There are many ways of doing this, but the most popular is from top to bottom. This allows water to run down and soak into the soil around each plant’s roots, which is an ideal way of watering for all kinds of crops.
Sprinklers can also be arranged from left to right or in a ring or a circle or even four squares around each plant.
Arrange In A Ring
- Arrange in a ring: Place sprinklers in a circle around your crops to water them evenly and efficiently.
Arrange in a triangle: The most common method of arranging sprinklers is to place them in an equilateral triangle shape, which distributes water equally across three sides of the field and still allows for easy access from all angles.
Arrange in four squares: This might seem like overkill, but some people prefer this method because it gives greater control over what areas you’re irrigating—you can even choose whether or not you want to irrigate certain squares entirely!
This can be handy if you’re growing something particularly delicate that needs extra care (like flowers) or something especially resilient that doesn’t need much at all (like wheat).
Arrange six squares: In case you’re looking for more options than just “three” or “four,” try placing your sprinklers in six equal quadrants instead.
Arrange In A Circle
You can also arrange the sprinklers in a circle. This is the easiest way to do it, but it’s not always the best way to maximize your watering efficiency.
It’s important to remember that each watering station has its own radius of influence, so if you have multiple stations set up in a circle around one central point (like your greenhouse), then only some of those stations will be close enough for their radii of influence to overlap with each other and actually provide any water at all.
Arrange these sprinklers in a square pattern instead! This will ensure that every single station has enough overlap with another station so that they can work together effectively.
The downside is that there are more gaps where no stations are located; however, this isn’t necessarily bad because those spaces don’t need watering anyway!
Arrange In A Triangle
Now that you know where to place your sprinklers, it’s time to start arranging them. As with most things in life, the easiest way is to start from the beginning and work your way through in an orderly fashion.
Step 1: Start with one sprinkler head at each corner of a triangle shape (or rectangle if you’re planting smaller plants) by laying out the first sprinkler so that its nozzle is pointing towards the center of your greenhouse.
Step 2: For each additional row or column of crops, move one space away from that original point so as to form an equilateral triangle (or square). This ensures maximum coverage while minimizing overlap between adjacent rows/columns.
Step 3: Continue adding additional rows or columns until all desired areas are covered.
Arrange In Four Squares
Now that you have your sprinklers laid out in four squares, it’s time to get them in formation. To do this, start with the upper left square and arrange your sprinklers in a pattern similar to the one you used for the previous square.
For example, if you had a single sprinkler on top of a section of dirt (like I did on my first try), you’ll want to place another sprinkler just below it so that when they both trigger at once they’ll water two adjacent rows of crops instead of just one row.
Then repeat this step for all remaining squares so that each one has two rows of crops separated by two rows of empty space between them. Once completed, all four sections should look like this:
Arrange In Six Squares
To complete the task, you’ll need to arrange your sprinklers in six squares. You can arrange them in nine squares, or even one quadrant if you’re feeling fancy.
If you’ve worked your way through this guide and aren’t quite ready for that yet, arranging them in two quadrants is probably a good place to start!
You now know all about how to properly set up your sprinklers. Now get out there and plant some seeds!
Arrange In Nine Squares
In the greenhouse, you need to place nine sprinklers. You can only place them on top of squares that have no obstacles like other sprinklers or pots.
It would be best if you know how to get rid of any plant in a square so they won’t block your way while planting new seeds.
For example: If there is a flower pot blocking one side of a square, then try tapping on it and then dragging it outwards so that its green border becomes visible again (this means it has been removed).
Arrange In One Quadrant
After you’ve laid the sprinklers out in one quadrant, use the same method to do the other three. As you arrange your sprinklers in each quadrant, keep these things in mind:
- Arrange them in a straight line
- Make sure they are evenly spaced from each other
- Make sure they are at the same height from each other (ideally, all of your emitters should be at 4′ above ground)
- Make sure they’re angled towards their neighbor (if there’s an emitter on the left side and one on the right), make sure that their angle lines up perfectly so that water is distributed evenly across your greenhouse
Arraging In Two Quadrants
Now that you’ve learned about the basic principles of sprinkler arrangement, it’s time to put those skills into practice. We’ll begin with a simple design that’s easy to replicate and master.
Begin by laying out your sprinklers in two quadrants, as shown in the diagram below. The goal is to have each row of four sprinklers facing north-south or east-west—i.e., not diagonal from one another—so that irrigation occurs when it’s needed most: early morning or late afternoon. If this seems confusing at first, don’t worry!
There are plenty more examples throughout Stardew Valley (and its surrounding areas) so you can always reference them later down the road if need be.
Sprinklers are an important part of your greenhouse. The way you arrange them will depend on the size of your greenhouse, as well as other factors like how much sunlight hits each plant, what kind of soil you’re using (e.g. sandy vs rocky), etc.
We hope we’ve given you some good ideas on how to arrange sprinklers in Stardew Valley!