Summary:A weed sprayer is a convenient way to apply chemicals to get rid of pesky, growing weeds. You can find them in a variety...
A weed sprayer is a convenient way to apply chemicals to get rid of pesky, growing weeds.
You can find them in a variety of sizes, depending on the size of your yard or garden. They are easy to use and work quickly to kill weeds in just one application. However, not all weed sprayers are made equal, and it's important to understand what you're buying before you make your purchase. Here are some things to consider when shopping for a weed sprayer:
The type of weed killer you choose will be the most important factor in how well your weed sprayer works. Different weed killers have different ingredients and will react differently to weather conditions, temperature, and other factors. Some will be non-selective and will kill all weeds in your yard, including the ones you want to keep. Others will have a selective formula and will only target specific types of weeds in your lawn or garden.
Some weed sprays require additional applications to kill stubborn, hardy, perennial weeds that survive season after season. It's best to spray them with a lower concentration of weed killer the second time around rather than trying to blast through the weeds with a higher dose that can have other negative effects on your lawn or garden.
If you're using a pre-emergent weed killer, be sure to follow the instructions carefully for applying it. The timing is important, as it usually takes a few days for the chemical to be absorbed and begin working. After the treatment, you should not cut your lawn for three to seven days to allow the weed killer to fully do its job.
You may also find yourself needing a sprayer for other gardening jobs, such as applying soil fertilizers or insecticides, or for cleaning the gutters on your house. In these cases, you'll probably need a backpack sprayer, which has a large tank that holds the chemicals in proper ratios and then sprays them out at high pressure when you press a button on the handle. These models often have long wands and nozzles that can reach even the farthest corners of your property.
You can also get handheld weed sprayers, which are good for smaller yards or gardens. These are similar to a water mister and have plastic bottles, pumps, and nozzles. They are easy to use, and you can easily carry them around your garden, orchard, or greenhouse. They can also be a bit more affordable than the larger sprayers, making them a great choice for home growers on a budget. However, they typically do not have the capacity of the larger models and will need to be refilled frequently. They are also not suitable for acidic or corrosive solutions, so be careful when choosing these sprayers. It's a good idea to test out a few different types of weed sprayers before you make your final decision. This will help you decide which one has the right features for your needs and fits comfortably on your back.