GARDEN SPRAYER: AN IMPORTANT TOOL FOR GARDENERS PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 October 2012 03:38

A garden sprayer is an invaluable tool in any gardener’s tool shed.  It provides easy and efficient method of delivering the right amount of material to the right pot or plant.  It helps measure the amount of materials required or needed to take care of a lot, which optimizes gardening or farming efficiency and minimizes material wastage. It allows application of gardening materials at more controlled quantities. This way, this simple tool prevents over-spraying, which is common in using long-reaching hoses and spray wands. A garden sprayer also features convenient spray adjustment option, allowing you to use it for coarse or drenching, fine mist or long-range pinpointed stream spray applications.

Garden sprayer sizes vary greatly from 1 quart to 4 gallons, so it is important that before you choose or purchase a garden sprayer, you must identify the problem first.  This is because some areas can be spot treated with small amount of pesticide, and others may need a larger capacity sprayer.  Only then will you be able to find a spray model that will fit your gardening needs.  It is recommended for gardeners to have at least two sprayers, one for herbicide and one for pesticide, because the residue from many herbicides is difficult to remove completely from the inside of a sprayer tank.  The leftover residue can be potentially harmful to other areas if the sprayer is used there.

 

There are many types of sprayers to choose from. The simplest and least expensive of all is the horse-end sprayers. It looks like a regular garden sprayer, but it has an attached sprayer jar. The force of the water through the hose pulls the material up from the jar and mixes and dilutes it with the water.  Another type of sprayer is the compression or tank sprayers. These are the most common type of spray equipment. It provides a precise, on-target, non-drift spray good for soil and lawn pests.  It is powerful and efficient and it delivers liquid under pressure; however, this fact also makes them potentially dangerous.  Other types are backpack sprayers, powered sprayers and dusters.

 

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