Stardew valley sprinkler Guide: How it works and types

Stardew Valley is a well-known simulation role-playing game that allows you to create a farm according to your requirements. However, farming is not easy by any means, you have to take care of your crop from time to time. You can’t just throw seeds and magically expect them to grow without any hard work.

The most basic way to increase the growth of your crops in Stardew Valley to water them regularly. For doing so, you need to buy a sprinkler in the game. Now, this is where the hard part begins, their different sprinklers available in the game. And you need to choose the best one according to your needs.

If you are looking to find a new stardew valley sprinkler then you are at the right place. In this article, we will be providing you an in-depth guide about the stardew valley sprinklers. So, without any further ado, let’s begin the article:

How do sprinklers work?

As we said earlier, the crops are in constant need of getting water if you want to grow properly. However, without any assistance watering them can be a tough task. A sprinkler will aid you in making an effective irrigation system to water your crops. You need to select a good layout for the sprinkler to work efficiently and that’s it, you will need to wait till it’s done and harvest the crops.

However, finding the right layout for a sprinkler is a little difficult. But we will help you with that and along with that, we will explain the different types of sprinklers as well. So, let’s have a look at the different types, layouts, and ingredients required for stardew valley sprinklers:

Basic sprinkler

Basic Sprinkler

As the name suggests, it is the first type of sprinkler that you will get in this game. It will be unlocked at farming level 2. As far as space is concerned, it will only take a single tile to get the job done. With that one tile, it will water 4 spaces of crops, the spaces being – top, bottom, left, and right of the sprinkler. They are quite difficult to place due to the cross shape.

Ingredients required

Iron Bar – 1

Copper Bar – 1

Basic sprinkler layout

Placing the basic sprinkler is a very tough task due to its odd shape. Now, you can always place them in squares but that will leave spaces in between them and hence will not be efficient. The next way to place them is in diagonal shapes. ( It is true that the diagonal shape doesn’t look that neat but it is by far the most efficient way to place basic stardew valley sprinklers.

For buying the basic sprinklers you need one bar of both copper and iron, However, initially, copper bars are quite useful when it comes to upgrading your farm. So, according to us, you should save the copper bars for other upgrades instead of spending them on basic sprinklers. By doing so, you will have enough resources to spend when you unlock the quality sprinklers

Quality Sprinkler

Now, this is a sprinkler that you will get when you reach farming level 6. Although it takes some time to unlock, it is definitely worth the wait. This sprinkler also takes only a single tile to operate but it waters all the crops placed around it. That means you can water 8 tiles of the crop with just a single quality sprinkler. Now let’s have a look at the ingredients required to place this sprinkler on your farm.

Quality Sprinkler

Ingredients required

Iron bars – 1

Gold bars – 1 

Refined Quartz – 1

Quality sprinkler layout

Unlike the basic sprinkler, placing this sprinkler is quite easy. It can water all the 8 spaces around it, so you can place these sprinklers at 2 tiles difference each. In this way, you will avoid any overlapping and all your crops will be watered quite easily. Also, at this point you will already have a lot of gold and quartz, thus you can easily place many quality sprinklers at your desired place.

Also, don’t worry if you buy a few extra quality sprinklers because you can always sell them and use that resource for the next type of sprinklers – Iridium sprinkler. 

Iridium Sprinkler

This is the final upgrade in terms of sprinklers. You unlock the iridium sprinklers at farming level 9. These are by far the best sprinklers in this game. It takes only a single tile to operate but it will water 24 crop spaces in a 5×5 square. If you want to grow your crops at an alarming rate then this is definitely the best stardew valley sprinkler for you.

Stardew Valley Iridium Sprinkler

Ingredients required

Gold bars – 1

Iridium bars – 1

Battery packs – 1

Unlike the previous two sprinklers, finding the perfect resources for this sprinkler is quite difficult. You will be able to find gold with ease and battery packs can be found too. However, the iridium bars are quite rare. 

To get your hands on the iridium bars, you need to head over to the Skull Cavem located in the desert. But to actually access this place you need to have at least level 120 in the mines. Along with that the vault in the community center also needs to be repaired which is located in the Pelican town. Now, once you get all these things done, you need to go to the lower part of Cavem and fight off extremely difficult monsters. Finally, you will get your hands on the precious iridium.

Iridium sprinkler layout

When it comes to finding a layout for iridium sprinklers it is as easy as it gets. Due to the fact that they can be placed in 5×5 squares, all you need are 4 sprinklers to water your entire farm. In simple terms, once you reach this level, farming will be a piece of cake for you. Also, if you need a workaround to get the resources mentioned above, you can always buy these sprinklers from Krobus in the sewers every Friday.


We hope now you understand everything about stardew valley sprinklers. Once you start your farm, we are sure this article will come in handy for you. As you will definitely need a way to grow your crops at a faster rate. And sprinklers are the best way to water your crops.

In the end, we would like to say that, make sure to learn how to get the resources that are required to craft these sprinklers. Because if you do not have enough resources unlocking the sprinklers will not be of any use to you or your farm. 

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