Stardew Valley Sprinkler Layouts ideas (Best Tricks!)

Check out more Stardew Valley Sprinkler Setup ideas at the bottom of this page, from Stardew Valley Quality Sprinkler Layout ideas to Iridium Sprinkler Layout ideas!

When you play Stardew Valley, it is important to make sure your crops are watered, as if you don't do so, they won't be able to grow. As you begin the game, you will be given the watering can that you can use to water one single crop. Even though this method takes a lot of energy, it works just fine in the first season since you don't have many crops to tend to. As the game progresses, you can plant more and more crops to your liking. When you start to consume food to have more energy, so that you can tend more crops, then you upgrade the watering can so that it waters multiple crops instead of just one, and all is well until one day that you begin to wonder whether there is a better way to water crops. Introducing... sprinklers!

Basic or Standard sprinkler

To start with, you don't need to craft the very first one at Farming level 2 as this tends to be a waste of resources. Copper bars are so important in the beginning. You will need them to make the Silo, the copper tool upgrades, the mayonnaise machines, and the tappers, all of which are needed for your early game progress. Later on, you'll need them to make the keg, which is super profitable. It's good to save your copper bars for those instead. Even if you did have too many bars, they only water 4 crops (top, bottom, left and right tiles) and end up being awkward, as you need to place them on different lines and columns if you want to water all crops.

Quality sprinkler layout

(Quality sprinkler layout example)

One of the best sprinklers is this one that waters 8 crops in a 3x3 square. I have noticed many players swear by the Iridium Sprinkler, but I think they are making a mistake by skipping the Farming level 6 version. Firstly, it is hard to craft the iridium version, whereas this one is of a similar difficulty level to craft as the basic version.

A gold bar replaces the copper bar, which you'll get in the mines and won't be able to use because your tools and wallet aren't ready for the tool upgrades yet. You'll also get a lot of refined quartz. During the early game, when I had to visit Clint for copper ores since there were too many uses for them, I found myself making a few quality sprinklers without even trying. I had no other use for gold ores. Besides watering twice as many crops as the basic version, it also targets every tile in the square surrounding it, so you can make a nice, neat and clean layout.

Also! In the event that you find yourself replacing them with iridium sprinklers eventually, your investment here won’t be lost. On needing to upgrade, these can be sold back for 450 gold each, a very good deal if I don't say so meself - especially considering the resources needed to craft them. Instead of skipping them, definitely opt to make a whole load of them, and sell them on later around year 2 or 3 when you are able to get your hands on iridium.

Iridum sprinkler layout

(Iridium sprinkler layout example)

It doesn't get better than this model! There really isn't anything negative to say about the Iridium sprinklers. They are the perfect tool and solution for crop watering! Iridium sprinklers water 24 crops per 5x5 square, so you have eight squares between each sprinkler. They are likely to help you generate huge profits in the game if you put them together with kegs and maybe pigs. They will increase your crop production exponentially, so they are probably the must have item in the game that will help you generate huge profits.

There is, however, the only problem is that it is hard to get the resources needed to accomplish this. Getting a gold bar is pretty easy, and getting a battery pack is fairly easy, just install several lightning rods around the farm. However, to get an iridium bar, you would need to visit the Skull Cavern in the desert in order to obtain it. You will need to complete the 120 levels of the mine in order to accomplish this goal, as well as repair the vault at the community center, which will cost a considerable amount of gold. There is a rather good chance that this won't happen in your first year, as it takes a very long time for the mine to be completed and you won't have tens of thousands of gold lying around if you keep upgrading your farm in the early days.

As soon as you have taken care of that and entered the Skull Cavern, you must also make sure that you are able to survive it. You will need good equipment because the monsters in the Skull Cavern are very powerful and will hit you hard. You might also need bombs and staircases to reach the later levels, which are also expensive, as they are more abundant in Iridium in the later levels. Last but not least, if you hate mining and fighting monsters, another alternative way to get the sprinklers is if you spend the 10 000 gold each Friday in the sewers to buy one from Krobus. It is an expensive method, but if you find yourself sitting on some stores of gold in the late game, it is an appealing one to consider.

Stardew Sprinkler FAQ

My sprinkler is not working!

With sprinklers in Stardew Valley, they can be a little awkward in that they need to wait for the new day to begin in order to start working. Once you have placed it on the field, try waiting until the following am to see if your sprinkler has sprung in to action. Yes, sprinklers get tired too, apparently lol, diva sprinklers!

How can I move my sprinklers?

In order to do this, hit the sprinkler in question with your axe or your pickaxe, to be able to place it in your inventory.

Can I recycle my sprinklers?

Unfortunately not, but another solution is to throw them into the box to get some money. The basic one sells for 100 gold, the quality one for 450 gold and the iridium one for 1000 gold. The upgrade from quality to iridium sprinklers can make for a nice little earner!

Stardew Valley Sprinkler Layouts ideas

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