Contents

Using Your Handheld Lawn and Garden Sprayer1

Frederick M. Fishel2

Introduction

Handheld lawn and garden sprayers are an efficient means to apply liquid fertilizers and pesticides in the home landscape. Although they are useful and may seem simple, they can be frustrating for homeowners. Having the right sprayer and understanding how to use it can make home gardening and landscaping more successful. It’s important to apply fertilizers and pesticides at the recommended rate because:

  • Applying less than the recommended amount of fertilizer or pesticide can result in plant damage from insufficient control of pests or nutrient deficiencies.

  • Applying more than the recommended amount of fertilizer or pesticide can result in plant damage or death from the overdose.

Types of Handheld Sprayers

Compression (pump-up) sprayers (Figures 1 and 2): these sprayers have capacities from approximately 1 quart to several gallons of diluted product. They use the pressure from compressed air to force the dilute spray through a nozzle tip mounted on a wand. These sprayers are adjustable and deliver accurate doses of fertilizer or pesticide. Their nozzle tips can be set (Figure 3) to provide a fine mist to cover a wider area or to administer coarser droplets and minimize the drift of pesticides to susceptible plants and sensitive areas.

Figure 1.

Handheld compression sprayer with a 44-ounce capacity.

Figure 2.

Handheld compression sprayer with a 2-gallon capacity.

Figure 3.

The nozzle tip can be rotated to adjust the delivery.

Steps to using the compression sprayer:

  1. Read the label (Figure 4) to determine if the product you want to use is suitable for applying through a compression sprayer. Make sure to follow all the label directions for the product’s use. Unless the label contains wording that prohibits the use, then the sprayer is acceptable.

Figure 4.

Always read the product label.

2. Fill the sprayer one-third to one-half full of clean water (Figure 5).

Figure 5.

Always use clean water when checking a sprayer.

3. Tighten the lid and pressurize the sprayer using the hand pump (Figure 6). Most compression sprayers don’t have a pressure gauge, but you can feel the tension on the plunger to make sure that pressure is remaining fairly constant.

Figure 6.

Pressurizing the compression sprayer.

4. On a hard, dry, flat surface, such as a driveway, check the output swath of the sprayer (Figure 7). If you’ll be applying the product at a specified label rate per unit area, practice on your driveway at the same walking pace you’ll use when you apply the pesticide. Check for uniformity of delivery with no gaps and a small amount of overlap. Practice setting your pace so that you can be sure you’re applying the product evenly and consistently.

If applying at a specified label diluted concentration, speed is not a factor. Products with dilution type of directions will have statements such as:

      • “Thorough uniform coverage of foliage is necessary.”

      • “Spray thoroughly, covering both sides of leaves, stems, and branches.”

      • “Spray with a solution of 2 teaspoons of product in 2 gallons of water.”

Figure 7.

Checking the output of a compression sprayer.

5. If the output appears satisfactory in your test, depressurize the sprayer, remove the lid, add the specified amount of product into the sprayer (Figure 8), and fill to capacity. Repeat step 3, and the sprayer will be ready for the application.

Figure 8.

Adding product to the compression sprayer.

6. If there is leftover spray mix in the sprayer, apply it to a site or a plant for which the product is approved (check the label) (Figure 9).

Figure 9.

Apply any leftover mix to a site or plant for which the product is approved (check the label).

Compression Sprayer Example

The label instructions say to apply the product at 1 teaspoon in 1.6 to 3.2 pints of water per 200 square feet (Figure 10). You intend to treat a small, yellow nutsedge-infested area of turfgrass. You measure the problem area and determine that it is 14 by 14 feet, or 196 square feet. Then you measure the swath width of the spray pattern on the driveway, and determine that it is 18 inches, or 1.5 feet (Figure 11). All this means that you’ll need to spray 9 slightly overlapping bands to treat the area.

Figure 10.

Label directions stating amount of product to apply per unit area.

Figure 11.

Measuring the swath width of a handheld sprayer.

Hose-end sprayers: These jar-type sprayers attach to a garden hose to deliver the spray mix, which is pressurized by the force of the running water. There are several variations of the hose-end sprayer:

  • Some come pre-filled with a product that is delivered at a fixed dilution rate. The advantage of this sprayer is that you won’t have to mix, measure, or calibrate the product because the jar is already calibrated correctly for the product that comes in it. The disadvantage is that the pre-filled jar sprayer can only be used with that product and can’t be reused.

  • Another variation of this sprayer is one that is not ready to use. This type doesn’t have a dial for calibrating. These require you to measure and pre-mix a concentrate. This sprayer can be confusing to use because there is guesswork in knowing how much of a product is actually delivered to the target site. The jar on this sprayer will have varying capacities. Usually gallon increments are marked on the side of the jar. The label will list how much product to add per gallon of water. You’ll put a measured amount of concentrate in the jar and then add water according to the directions in order to dilute the product to the proper concentration.

  • Another hose-end sprayer type has a dial for calibrating (Figure 12). Set the dial to apply product at the rate recommended on the label. Like the compression sprayer, these apply a coarse spray (Figure 13) and can be used for many of the same types of applications. The advantage of this type of hose-end sprayer is that the directions are straightforward (Figure 14).

Figure 12.

Dial hose-end sprayer.

Figure 13.

Coarse spray through a dial hose-end sprayer.

Figure 14.

For use of a commercially available dial hose-end sprayer.

Additional Information

Footnotes

This document is PI 175, one of a series of the Agronomy Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date January 2009. Revised February 2018. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

Frederick M. Fishel, professor, Department of Agronomy; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county’s UF/IFAS Extension office.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.

Best Backpack Sprayers of 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews

Last Updated: January 8, 2020

How safe are your plants from pests and weeds?

The threat to your plants is real. They find it no easier to live in a toxic and hostile environment as you do. So, whether you’re in it professionally or recreationally, you got to take care of the surroundings in which your plants grow. The first step in this regard is to buy a backpack sprayer. Using a backpack sprayer, you can dispense a regular dose of weed killing and pest destroying solutions easily and quickly.

There’s no reason why a backpack sprayer should not be a part of every plant lover’s home. So, the question is not whether you must buy a backpack sprayer. The real question is — what is the best backpack sprayer I can buy? These backpack sprayer reviews will help you find the answer. Let’s begin with our top pick – the Chapin 63985.

Comparison Table (updated in 2020)

Model Price Weight Editor Rating
Chapin 63985
(Best Overall)
Check Price 11 lbs 4.9/5
Chapin 61900
(Best Value)
Check Price 12 lbs 4.7/5
Field King Professional 190328 Check Price 13 lbs 4.4/5
Solo 425 4-Gallon Check Price 14 lbs 4.3/5
Stanley 61804 Check Price 11 lbs 4.1/5

The 5 Best Backpack Sprayers

1. Chapin 63985 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer – Best Overall

The Chapin 63985 is the best backpack sprayer on the market. It is easy to operate, comfortable to wear, and simple to maintain. Firstly, the 20-Volt Lithium-ion battery on the 63985 allows you to maintain steady pressure, constant flow rate, uniform spray pattern, and fixed droplet size effortlessly. With the motor powering the pump, spraying your fields is literally a walk in the park.

A sprayer primarily designed for prolonged use, the Chapin 63985 takes special care to ensure your comfort. The deluxe padded adjustable back straps, lumbar support, and chest support cinch reduce the strain of carrying the sprayer for long hours. Plus, the shut-off assembly comes with a padded grip to give your hands extra comfort.

One of the most thoughtful features on the 63985 is the extra-wide opening tank. Measuring 6 inches in diameter, the opening on the 63985 allows you to pour liquids into the tank without spilling. It also lets you clean the tank thoroughly and easily. Considering all these factors, the Chapin 63985 is the best backpack sprayer for home and commercial use.

The only major downside is the cost. This electric sprayer costs nearly twice as much as its manual equivalents. The electric motor also adds weight to the unit. And if you damage the sprayer, repairing the motorized version is harder and costlier than repairing the manual version. However, if you plan to use your backpack sprayer every day for a couple of hours, the comfort and ease-of-use make this model your best bet.

Pros

  • Powerful battery (can do 50+ gallons before recharging)
  • Very durable – Will last for many years
  • Motorized pump reduces effort significantly
  • Triple filtration system
  • Deluxe back straps and lumbar support improves comfort
  • Extra-wide opening makes usage and maintenance easy

Cons

  • Not an inexpensive product

2. Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer – Best Value

Our top pick may not fit your budget. So, here’s an alternative – the Chapin 61900. It’s the best backpack sprayer for the money. This model is essentially a manual version of the Chapin 63985. Unlike the Chapin 63985, which has an electric pump, the Chapin 61900 has a manual piston pump. Obviously, an electric pump reduces effort. But, does the reduction justify a nearly 100 percent increase in the price?

Well, consider this: If you spray your field twice or thrice a week, and it takes 15 to 20 minutes to do it each time, then manual pumping does not put too much strain on you. After a couple of weeks, you will get used to it, and it will become progressively easier to do the job. On the other hand, spraying your field manually for more than an hour every day will take a huge toll on you. In that case, do yourself a favor and save some money to buy the 63985. Although both models offer lumbar support, the deluxe padded straps on the 63985 are more comfortable than the padded straps on the 61900. This is another reason the 63985 is better suited for prolonged use than the 61900 is.

Another crucial difference relates to the tank’s opening. The Chapin 61900’s tank has a 4-inch opening. This is two inches smaller than the opening on the Chapin 63985’s tank. If you have large hands, cleaning the 61900’s tank will be harder than cleaning the 63985’s tank. Since we recommend cleaning the tank after every use, the extra-wide opening on the higher model makes maintenance easier.

To see what opening size works for you, go to your kitchen and select a jar with a 4-inch wide opening. If you can comfortably slide your hands in and out of the jar, cleaning the 61900 will not be a problem for you. However, if you have difficulty doing this, you may need someone with smaller hands to help you clean the 61900.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Triple filtration system
  • Pump allows left hand or right-handed operation
  • Shut-off assembly has a built-in pressure gauge and cushion grip
  • Provides lumbar support

Cons

  • Not as easy to fit as it doesn’t offer 63985’s deluxe-padded shoulder straps
  • Tank’s mouth is 2 inches smaller than the 63985’s tank opening
  • Not as durable as other models on the market

3. Field King Professional Backpack Sprayer

The Field King Professional 190328 is another great backpack sprayer worth your attention. It offers a lot of benefits the Chapin models do not. For instance, the Field King Professional has a no-leak pump design. So, you will never have to worry about spilling toxic materials on yourself while using the pump. This sprayer’s pump is connected to an internal agitator. The agitator mixes the contents of the tank as you use the pump. This ensures uniformity in the spray solution.

The next most important feature of the Field King Professional relates to the nozzles. In addition to the four nozzles that come with this model, you can attach TeeJet nozzles to expand the sprayer’s functionality. Even better, this machine can build pressure up to 150 psi. This gives you tremendous flexibility in controlling the flow rate, spray pattern, and droplet size. The shut-off assembly also has a lock-in mechanism to reduce the strain on your spraying hand.

The Field King Professional has significantly fewer parts that are prone to wear and tear. So, this model is built for longevity. Even when the equipment breaks, replacing or repairing the damaged part is easy. However, the backstrap on this model requires improvement. It isn’t as comfortable as the previously mentioned Chapin models. And there’s no lumbar support as well.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • No-leak pump design
  • Internal agitator
  • Pump handle can attach to left or right side
  • Build pressure up to 150 psi
  • Compatible with TeeJet nozzles
  • Parts are easy to replace and repair

Cons

  • Back strap could be more comfortable
  • No lumbar support
  • No pressure gauge

4. Solo 425 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer

The Solo 425 is one the best-selling backpack sprayers on Amazon. The reason it is so popular is because it balances economy and utility so well. Simple in its design, the Solo 425 has stripped all trimmings in favor of performance. For instance, the piston pump on the Solo 425 lets you build pressure up to 90 psi. The extra pressure greatly expands the ways in which you can use this sprayer.

Of course, all that pressure would be of no use if you don’t have the right nozzles. Fortunately, the Solo 425 is compatible with TeeJet nozzles. This gives you a lot of flexibility while selecting spray patterns. If you are an experienced backpack sprayer user, you can calibrate your Solo 425 to suit any requirement.

Like all the other models in this list, the Solo 425 also has interchangeable pump levers for left or right-handed operation. The spray hose is 48 inches long. This gives you extended reach while spraying hard to get areas. The Solo 425 comes with four nozzles, but you can add more nozzles from the TeeJet catalog. Another handy feature is the lock-on and lock-off feature on the shut-off valve. This means you can set the wand to spray and leave it on without manually keeping it on.

The biggest negative of this model is perhaps the back strap. The felt back strap is not nearly as comfortable as the back straps on other models we’ve reviewed. That’s really sad. A better back strap would have catapulted this product to the top of our list. However, Solo does sell a harness separately. So, if you find the back straps too uncomfortable, you could buy the harness.

Pros

  • Economical
  • Builds pressure up to 90 psi
  • Compatible with TeeJet nozzles
  • Shut-off mechanism has lock-on and lock-off feature

Cons

  • Back straps are not comfortable
  • No lumbar support
  • No pressure gauge

5. Stanley 61804 Backpack-Sprayer

If you are not a hardcore horticulturalist, you don’t need a heavy-duty backpack sprayer. You can get all your spraying needs met with a basic sprayer like the Stanley 61804. It has all the essentials of a good backpack sprayer must have. It has two filters: one at the mouth of the tank and one inside the shut-off assembly. So, debris will not clog the hose or wand as you use the sprayer.

The sprayer is made out of light, durable, and chemical resistant material. It is easy to maintain and operate. And you can switch the pump handle from left to right. The shut-off mechanism has a continuous spray mode. So, you don’t have to keep your hand pressed on the spray lever.

This backpack sprayer is best for people who engage in recreational horticulture. However, if you grow plants at a commercial level, you should go for one of the models mentioned above. The reason is that the nozzles on this sprayer have limited functionality. Also, the back straps on the Stanley 61804 will cause discomfort after long use.

Pros

  • Economical
  • Pump allows for left handed or right handed use
  • Continuous spray mode

Cons

  • Limited functionality
  • Uncomfortable back straps
  • Poor wand and nozzle design

Picking the Right One For Your Needs

No product is the right fit for everybody. Every customer has a set of preferences unique to him or her. I am sure that you have a certain set of factors that are important to you. So, the best product for you is the one that addresses all your requirements.

That’s why our buying guide examines the leading backpack sprayers from different angles, such as economy, comfort, and ease of use. Although the reviews above should most of your questions, I understand that they could also just create more questions. This section aims to allow you to come to good buying decisions independently right now or years down the line.

Even if you are crystal clear about what product you want, please do not skip this section. You may discover crucial information that leads to a better decision. So, let’s get to it.

Is a motorized pump worth the extra money?

An analogy is the best way to illustrate this point. Imagine a baker who whisks hundreds of eggs each day. Would it be a good idea for that baker to use a manual mixer? No. Now, consider a homemaker who whisks two eggs every other day. Would the homemaker need an electric mixer? No. So, the choice between a motorized sprayer and a manual one hinges on one simple parameter – volume of work.

If you spray for more than an hour every day, an electric motor can save you plenty of effort. The extra comfort and ease of use more than makes up for the extra dollars you pay. However, if you use your sprayer for just 15 to 20 minutes twice or three times a week, a motorized pump becomes more of a luxury than a necessity.

A motorized pump also helps maintain pressure, spray pattern, flow rate, and spray quality without much involvement from your side. Manual sprayers, on the other hand, produce fluctuations in each parameter every time you crank pump. If you’re a professional, you may need to fine-tune your application. So, you must go for an electric sprayer. If you are more of a recreational cultivator, you can get by with a manual backpack sprayer.

What is spray-pattern and spray quality?

If your backpack sprayer’s wand didn’t have a nozzle, the solution would flow out of the wand in a single stream. When you attach a nozzle, the nozzle breaks the stream into tiny droplets. Based on the nozzle design, these droplets create different shapes on the sprayed surface. We call this spray patterns.

The most common spray patterns are flat-fan, even flat-fan, extended flat-fan, full cone, hollow cone, and flood. Most users usually prefer “even flat-fan spray pattern” for single-nozzle applications. If you use a boom with multiple nozzles, you must use a flat-fan spray pattern. Normally, the name of the nozzle and the spray pattern it creates are the same.

The spray quality refers to the size of the droplet coming out of the nozzle. The droplets may be of the following sizes: very fine, fine, medium, coarse, very coarse, and extremely coarse. Usually, the product you spray on your plants will tell you what size the droplets must be. Then, you can change the pressure and nozzle to reach the required droplet size. If the droplets are too fine, it will drift, and if the droplets are too coarse, they won’t travel far enough to ensure uniform distribution. This process of adjusting the spray profile is called calibration.

What is the ideal range of psi value for a backpack sprayer?

Before we discuss the pressure range, let us understand the effects of increasing or decreasing pressure. You see, when the pressure is constant, the spray nozzle volume, measured in gallons per minute (GPM), increases with an increase in nozzle size. At the same time, if the nozzle size remains the same, the spray nozzle volume increases with increase in pressure. However, increasing the pressure reduces the droplet size. Smaller droplets are prone to drift. So, your spray might miss the intended target. To get all parameters right, you must calibrate your sprayer.

When you calibrate your sprayer, you must adjust the nozzle size and pressure to reduce drift, increase accuracy, and ensure uniform pattern. This will require some experimentation, and your backpack sprayer must have the flexibility to produces a broad pressure range. For most purposes, a pressure range of 20 to 60 psi will be enough. There are many instructional materials teaching how to calibrate your sprayer. Go through those materials before you finalize your purchase.

I have heard that diaphragm pumps are better than piston pumps. So, why are all the pumps here piston pumps?

In a backpack sprayer, the tank holding the solution is not under pressure. The pump creates the pressure needed to spray the solution in a separate chamber. To generate pressure in the chamber, the pump may use a piston or a diaphragm. A piston pump pushes air into the chamber the same way as a cycle pump pushes air into tires. A diaphragm pump, however, pushes air into the chamber as a blacksmith’s bellow does.

When the piston moves inside a cylinder, it produces friction. If the spray solution has particulate matter, the resulting friction leads to rapid wear and tear. Diaphragm pumps do not have any moving parts. So, they produce no friction. The lack of friction reduces wear and tear. In this regard, diaphragm pumps work better than piston pumps. But, if you’re using liquids, and not wettable products, the piston pump works better than diaphragm pumps.

Great, I am interested in a backpack sprayer. What are my options?

After you’re clear on how often and how long you will use the backpack sprayer, look through our list again. The list offers products that cater to different customers and user profiles. So, you will most likely find what you’re looking for in the product review section. However, if you want to explore the market, you can check out backpack sprayers from D.B. Smith, Jacto, Hudson, SPS, and Stihl. And don’t forget to check other products from Chapin and Solo.

Conclusion

In summary, the best backpack weed sprayer is the one that reduces the number of concessions you have to make. For instance, if you’re willing to compromise on the price, the Chapin 63985 is the best backpack sprayer for roundup you can buy. However, if you’re ready to forgo the benefits of an electric motor in exchange for a budget-friendly product, go for the Chapin 61900.

But, the Chapin models don’t accommodate TeeJet nozzles. If you’re looking for greater flexibility in spray patterns, the Solo 425 or the Field King Professional is a better pick. Remember, these models don’t have high-quality back straps or lumbar support. So, they are less comfortable than the Chapin models. Lastly, if all you need are the bare minimum requirements, the Stanley 61804 is the best budget buy.

Over the last few years, backpack sprayers have come a long way in terms of utility and economy. This growth has brought many products to the market. At every price range, there is a product for every type of customer. Although the number of choices is overwhelming, the right information and guidance can lead you to the right product. We hope this review makes it easier for you to buy a product that will serve you well for many years to come!

Related buying guides:

  • Piston VS Diaphragm Backpack Sprayers: What are the Differences?
  • Backpack Sprayers VS. Traditional Garden Sprayers: Which to Pick?
  • Weedeater buying guide
  • Garden sprayer buyer’s guide

Gardening can be a rewarding experience. After carefully planting your little piece of horticultural heaven, you now have a healthy green lawn, flourishing flowers, and veggies, or a bountiful orchard. But you also need to maintain your garden as well and this can be time-consuming. A backpack sprayer can help you keep your garden free from insect infestations by giving you a fast and easy way of applying herbicides, pesticides, insecticides or fertilizer.

Image Product Name Price PSI Pressure
D.B. Smith. Field King Professional S-2190328 No Leak Pump Backpack Sprayer $ 150
Chapin 63985 4-Gallon 20v Battery Backpack Sprayer $$$ 35-40
Smith Performance Sprayers NL400 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer $$$ 150
Hudson 97154 SP1 Multi-Purpose Professional Bak-Pak Sprayer $$ 70
Solo, Inc. 425 4-Gallon Professional Piston Backpack Sprayer $ 90

Our Pick for the Best Backpack Sprayer

Hudson 97154 SP1 Multi-Purpose Professional Bak-Pak Sprayer

A high-performance commercial-grade sprayer that is good value for money, the Hudson can take the hard work out of pest control and garden maintenance. Although it is a manual diaphragm pump operated spray, it is easy to use and it does not require a lot of effort to get a powerful spray and it can handle a lot of work. It is user-friendly with padded straps, and it is made from high-quality materials and components, so it guaranteed to last.

Check the price ›

A Backpack Sprayer: Making your gardening and household tasks easy.

A backpack sprayer is such a versatile tool. As well as giving you a quick and efficient way of staying on top of your gardening maintenance, a backpack sprayer can also be used for other household tasks like cleaning the exterior of your home, cleaning a car or boat, or applying a new coat of varnish on your deck. This very flexible gardening tool can also help you to apply fertilizer in confined spaces, to treat a lot of plants, or for treating particular areas of your garden.

As a portable and no-mess-no-fuss approach to gardening and household maintenance, the backpack sprayer will accurately apply fertilizer, pesticide or a cleaning agent and save you from having to touch the liquid or clean up afterward.

An important thing to remember: if you want to use the sprayer for cleaning and washing as well as applying a fertilizer or pesticide, consider purchasing an additional tank. This way you can have one tank for your pest control tasks and the other for your cleaning or fertilizing tasks, and you do not have to worry about cross-contamination.

Basic Components of a Backpack Sprayer

So how does a backpack sprayer work? A backpack sprayer is a compact hands-free unit that sits on your back and allows you to move about your garden or property and dispense your pesticide, fertilizer or water as required. The backpack comprises of five main parts, a tank, a pump, a wand, a nozzle, and shoulder straps or a harness.

Tank

These days most backpack sprayer pumps are quite lightweight as they have compact tanksthat are made from polyethylene plastic, which is durable and resistant to chemicals and is UV protected. A tank can have a spray tank capacity from 2 to 4 gallons of liquid, which is ideal for residential purposes. Although they are made to be as lightweight as possible, tanks can be heavier if they hold a higher capacity.

Pump

The pump works by drawing the liquid from the tank and sending it to the pressurizing chamber where seals and valves hold the liquid under pressure until you squeeze the pumping lever or valve on the wand, which then sends out the liquid through the nozzle in a high-powered spray.

Wand

The wand is the elongated shaft that you allows you to channel the liquid and spray it onto your desired target and it helps you to apply the liquid in hard to reach places, therefore allowing to spray up above your head or safely apply the liquid into areas that may have plants that have thorns or prickly leaves.

Nozzle

The nozzle is the most important part of the sprayer as it controls the flow and pattern of the spray. Most backpack sprayers have different types of nozzles that gives you different types of spray patterns like a narrow or wide stream, a cone, fan, direct stream or adjustable, which is very handy for when you need to spray a small area like a veggie patch or a larger area like an orchard full of trees. Most backpack sprayers have nozzles that can be adjusted from a steady jet stream to a fan spray or they may give you other spray pattern options like a high foaming nozzle. Some nozzles can deliver from 0.3 to 0.5 gallons of liquid per minute.

Taking note of what the nozzle is made out of. Plastic nozzles may make the sprayer cheaper, but they will degrade over time. Nozzles that are made from bronze or brass are more expensive but these nozzles will last longer and save you money in the long term.

Straps or Harness

As backpack sprayers are designed to be portable, they will have straps or a harness that fits over your shoulders and across your chest to help distribute the weight, so that your hands are free to use the wand and perform other tasks.

PSI Pressure

Most backpack sprayers can reach up from 15 to 95 psi of pressure, while there are some professional-grade sprayers that can give a whopping amount of pressure up to 150 psi.

As the level of pressure can change from model to model, one of the most important things to remember is to ensure that the pressure of the tank is consistent and that it will continually spray the liquid until you release the trigger or handle on the wand.

Another thing to be aware of in relation to pressure is that, depending on the unit, the pressure will gradually decrease as the tank empties and once the spray is applied.

To avoid the inconsistency in pressure, some backpack sprayers feature a built-in pressure regulator that automatically controls the pressure.

How to Choose the Best Backpack Sprayer

As well as their basic components, backpack sprayers can either by operated by one of two different types of mechanical operations, via a piston or diaphragm pump.

Piston Backpack Sprayers

Piston pumps are recognizable by the up-and-down motion and they are contained in a chamber inside the tank. They normally allow a good level of pressure, around 90 psi. When you “pump” the lever, it creates pressure which forces the liquid down into the wand so that you can spray just the right amount of liquid.

Piston sprayers can be the cheaper option, but they cannot be used for highly abrasive chemicals as the chemicals can destroy the piston.

Diaphragm Sprayers

Diaphragm sprayers can be more expensive and they work in a similar fashion to a piston pump, but they do not have the internal cylinder. The pumping of the handle moves the diaphragm to create the pressure. Diaphragm sprayers are much more resistant to chemicals and you can use powders as well as liquids. Diaphragm pumps give you quicker pressure when you need it, but they may require more maintenance.

Manual or Motorized Backpack Sprayers

In regards to their operation, there are two types of backpack sprayers: manual or motorized.

Manual

Manual backpack sprayers are the most common types of sprayers and they require you to operate the hand pump. Once you pump the handle, the pressurized liquid is forced up into the wand ready for spraying.

Manual sprayers are quite affordable, but they can give you hand fatigue if you have to use the unit for a long period of time. But these days, most manufacturers make their sprayers with high-powered pumps that make it relatively easy to use.

If you are treating smaller infestations or you have a smaller sized property, a good quality manual sprayer will get the job done effectively. Some sprayers come with an adjustable handle that you can change to left or right handed, which also makes it easier for you to work with.

Motorized Backpack Sprayers

If you are going to be treating a larger area, a motorized model with a powerful battery will get the job done quickly and it will relieve the pressure off your hands from having to constantly maintain pressure on the handle. While motorized sprayers make the job easier and quicker, they are heavier, more expensive, and require extra maintenance.

Safety and comfort

Backpack sprayers have lots of features that can help to reduce operator fatigue when using the backpack sprayer. Some have adjustable padded straps or contoured tanks that provide a better fit for the user as well. They may have a padded harness or they may have Viton rubber seals and gaskets that are chemical-resistant and can stop any leaks.

Spray Wand

A good quality spray wand is very important for user comfort and accurate application of the chemicals that you need to apply to your trees, shrubs and other things. Some manufacturers make their spray wands out of brass instead of plastic, which means they are more durable and will not break.

Durability and Easy to Repair

Most good quality sprayers have tanks that are made from high-density polyethylene with added UV protection. If you are going to be fertilizing or doing a lot of pest control, you are going to need a sprayer is not going to leak all over you. So look for industrial strength hoses and seals that are chemical and leak resistant.

Lockable Shut off Mechanism

A lockable shut-off mechanism is usually placed on the handle. This feature allows you to control the release of any liquids or chemicals and stop them from dripping when you do not want them to.

Improved Shoulder Straps and Harnesses

Shoulder straps and a good quality harness can make your gardening or home maintenance chores a lot easier. Even though most backpack sprayers are lightweight, there can be heavier when they are full of liquid. So look for a sprayer that has adjustable padded shoulder, chest and waist straps. A harness is also a good thing to have if you are working with a heavier and bulkier backpack sprayer.

5 Best Backpack Sprayer Reviews

1. D.B. Smith. Field King Professional S-2190328 No Leak Pump Backpack Sprayer

If you need to fertilize a garden or lawn or need to control pests on your fruit trees in your orchard, the Field King Professional Backpack Sprayer from D.B. Smith will help you to take control of your gardening chores in a flash. With a 4-gallon capacity, a patented pump that can provide 150 psi of spray and a pressure regulator that allows it to spray a continuous 25 psi, it makes this sprayer the ideal choice for medium-sized properties.

Whether you are killing weeds or spraying fruit trees, the Field King can rival other piston or diaphragm backpack sprayers, as the internal pressure chamber can generate spray that can reach up to 20 feet in the air, and the built-in agitator can handle all types of liquids, powders, and water-soluble solutions, while the internal paddles make sure the liquid is well mixed and ready for you to spray.

The backpack sprayer is well made with a durable plastic tank, brass internal components, and a 21-inch poly wand that is fitted with the highest quality Viton seals that are designed to resist any damage from harsh chemicals. There are 4 different nozzles to choose from depending on your spraying application needs: a foaming nozzle, 2 flat fan nozzles, and a brass adjustable nozzle. This item can also use TeeJet nozzles and replacements parts are available.

The pump action also works very efficiently to create more precise spray patterns from the poly wand and its comfort grip makes it more ergonomically friendly for when you are working in a confined space or hard to reach places. The handle can also be reversed for left or right-handed use, and as it is a built-in handle it makes the unit easy to carry and store.

Although it is one of the heavier sprayers at 13. 15 pounds, the Field King is one of the most comfortable sprayers to use: it has adjustable shoulder straps that are padded for your extra comfort and the chest cinch strap and waist belt are also padded. You do not have to worry about any leakage while you are working as the Field King Professional backpack features a no-leak pump to ensure that no chemicals will get on your clothing, and the in-line filter reduces any clogging, plus there is a lockable shut off system.

If you need to do some maintenance, the sprayer is user-friendly, as the seals can be easily changed without having to use any tools. The sprayer has a large tank and a filtration basket that can keep out any large pieces of debris while you are filling it, and the one-way valve helps to prevent any spills if the tank is inverted. Although the set-up is relatively easy, you should keep the box to make sure you assemble the sprayer correctly as the instructions on the manual are not very clear.

What we like:

  • Affordable
  • Very good design
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Very good spraying capability
  • Pump pressurizes up to 150psi
  • Smooth pump action
  • Easy to assemble
  • No leaks

What we don’t like:

  • Has to be pumped by hand
  • Can be heavy when the tank is full
  • Instructions on manual are not very clear

Check the price on Amazon ›

2. Chapin 63985 4-Gallon 20v Battery Backpack Sprayer

If you need to maintain a vineyard or rid your garden or home from an invasion of unwanted pests, the Chapin sprayer will save you time, money and effort. The sprayer has a good sized 4 gallon tank, a powerful 20-Volt BLACK+DECKER lithium-ion battery that will provide you with 1.75 hours of continuous spraying and 50 gallons of spray before you have to recharge the battery, and with a 35-40 psi of pressure, the Chapin can produce a steady stream for a maximum of 35 feet. The durable, translucent polyethylene tank comes with an extra-large 6 in. wide mouth opening that is very easy to fill and the carrying handle is built right into the cap. The cushioned grip shut-off has a built-in serviceable filter, which makes sure that no debris can clog the nozzle.

As the sprayer is powered by a strong battery, you do not have to constantly pump the unit to get the desired pressure, and the deluxe padded shoulder straps make the unit very comfortable to wear. The Chapin sprayer is compatible with common fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides.

  • Very good value for money
  • Ideal for a small to medium sized property
  • 20v battery provides 1.5 of spraying
  • Provides good coverage
  • Sprays up to 35 feet
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easy-to-fill tank
  • Quiet
  • Lid can leak if you overfill the tank
  • Need to charge the battery for 3.5 hours before use

Check the price on Amazon ›

3. Smith Performance Sprayers NL400 4-Gallon Backpack Sprayer

If you have a large garden to maintain, the Smith Performance Backpack Sprayer has a 4-gallon tank and the ability to pump out 150 psi of pressure, so with a high level of performance and comfortability, your gardening tasks will be done quickly and effectively. Smith has designed this durable sprayer from high-quality materials: a contoured tank, powerful internal piston pump design, 50 in. chemically resistant poly hose, a 21 in. poly lined stainless steel wand and stainless tank frame.

With a built-in agitator that can handle liquids, powders, and water-soluble solutions, it has a finely tuned mixing action that will make sure that your liquid is ready to be sprayed on demand, while the durable Viton seals and gaskets throughout the pump and wand ensure that you will not experience any leaks.

The highly efficient sprayer can achieve 65% higher pressure than other leading diaphragm pump backpacks, and the patented pump design means that the powerful spray can target those hard-to-reach areas and create more precise spray patterns for even coverage.

If you have to spend a few hours tending to unruly weeds and devouring pests that seek to destroy your flowers and veggies, the Smith sprayer is very comfortable to wear. It has supportive straps and a breathable, full coverage, padded ballistic nylon harness that helps to evenly distribute the weight of the unit across your shoulders and giving you that much needed lumbar support.

There are multiple nozzles that can give you different types of spray action: wide fan and flat fan, a specially patented high foaming nozzle, and an adjustable brass nozzle, and the wand can also accept TeeJet nozzles. The handle has a shut-off locking system when you do not need to use the spray and the integrated, foldable carry handle and wand makes the unit easy to store, and the handle also reverses for left or right-handed use.

  • Good value for money
  • Ideal for small to medium sized properties
  • Maintains a good level of consistent pressure
  • Pump action is smooth and powerful
  • Very responsive wand
  • No leaks
  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Good quality harness and supportive straps
  • Durable
  • Easy to set-up
  • Not motorized

Check the price on Amazon ›

4. Hudson 97154 SP1 Multi-Purpose Professional Bak-Pak Sprayer

The Hudson Bak-Pak sprayer is a great choice for taking control of pest invasions around your property as well as priming your plants to perfection with your favorite fertilizer. Hudson is well known for their high-performance products and their diaphragm pump operated spray is durable and gives a good amount of 70 psi of pressure and it is really easy to pump and spray.

The Bak-Pak sprayer is made from high-quality materials and components like the professionally sealed diaphragm pump that moves up and down in a smooth action to give you a powerful spray, and the Viton seals have an exceptional resistance to leaks and chemicals. The lever that connects the handle with the diaphragm pump is made from stainless steel and the wand and tip are both made out of brass, not plastic.

The translucent 4-gallon tank is compact and allows you to see the level of the liquid and the straps are padded and can be adjusted to fit your body size. The industrial spray hose is strong and the 20″ brass wand has an adjustable brass cone pattern nozzle as well as three plastic flat fan nozzles. If you need to quickly shut off the spray there is a locking shut-off valve within the in-line filter inside the 47″ industrial spray hose, and the sprayer is easy to clean and store.

This sprayer is designed for agrichemicals (herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers) and can also be used with stainers and sealers. If you want to use it with bleach or disinfectants, you will need to use the Hudson SP2 sprayer.

  • Good value for money
  • Good, sturdy sprayer
  • Brass wand and adjustable brass cone pattern nozzle
  • Performs very well
  • Steel pump handle
  • Easy to take apart and clean
  • Easy to pump
  • Durable
  • Not motorized

Check the price on Amazon ›

5. Solo, Inc. 425 4-Gallon Professional Piston Backpack Sprayer

The Solo, Inc. Professional Backpack Sprayer is very affordable and it is a good quality, multi-purpose sprayer that can be used for spraying disinfectants, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, concrete finishing, and wooden deck treatments. So whether you are tending to your orchard, ridding your property of unwanted pests or cleaning your deck, the Solo sprayer makes it so easy.

A powerful manually operated, piston-powered spray, the Solo sprayer can produce pressure up to 90 psi, and it is very user-friendly as the switchable pump handle can be used by left handed or right handed people. You can be assured that this well designed sprayer that can be used for most household cleaning or pest elimination tasks as the sprayer has a commercial quality 4-gallon high density, ultraviolet-resistant polyethylene tank, a heavy duty pressure cylinder, a high performance piston pump, a double filtration system, a reversible pump lever, and a 4-ft nylon reinforced 48” high pressured hose, all of which provide optimum performance for a full range of applications. This durable backpack sprayer has Viton seals that are chemical and leak resistant.

If you have a larger property with uneven terrain, the Solo sprayer provides good shoulder support with padded polyester straps on the harness and the commercial shut-off valve in the 28″ wand stops any leakage. The tank is very easy to fill as it has a large 4.25” opening and a strainer to stop any debris from falling into the tank, and there are four nozzles to choose: a hollow cone, jet stream, fan spray and an adjustable nozzle. This item comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Before filling the tank, make sure that you check that the hose and all the connections are tightened, especially if you are going to be using this sprayer a lot.

  • Affordable
  • Good quality
  • Ideal for pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and liquid disinfectants
  • Compact
  • Good spray pattern
  • Solid performance
  • 4 different nozzles
  • Can leak
  • Straps can get tangled

Check the price on Amazon ›

The Best Backpack Sprayers (Review & Buying Guide) in 2020

Things to Consider When Buying a Backpack Sprayer

Before you purchase a backpack sprayer, you should take the time to think about what you actually need from it. There are many different factors to consider when selecting the right one for your garden, such as its function, how often you plan to use it and whether you would like to use it manually or not.

  • Durability

Do you think you will be using your knapsack sprayer on a regular basis or will it only be in use a few times a year at most? Ensure that you do your research and if you know you will be getting a lot of use out of it, be sure to choose a reputable brand with good reviews, like one of the options mentioned here. Pay close attention to the pump; it must be able to handle dispensing the liquid over long periods of time. In addition, the tank needs to be crafted from high density, preferably polyethene material, able to handle UV. Always inspect other components such as hoses and seals as these will need to be able to withstand the potential damaged caused by the constant use of chemicals.

  • Function

Each backpack sprayer serves its own purpose, and some are better at certain jobs than others. For example, one that is great for dealing with vegetable may not be able to handle woody plant areas. You also need to determine what kind of solution you need to use in the tank in order to get the best result, deciding this will also help you decide what sprayer to choose. For example, diaphragm sprayers typically better for harsher chemicals than piston sprayers. Also, consider the pressure requirements and area before you make your decision.

  • Manual or Motor

There is no real benefit to choosing either a motorized or manual backpack sprayer, it all depends upon what you prefer. In general, manual sprayers are best for treating foreign infestations, whilst motorized varieties are recommended for use on larger areas of land.

  • Spray Wands and Lances

There are many kinds of lances you can select to ensure that you use your backpack sprayer as safely and efficiently as possible. In order to eliminate the leaking of dangerous chemicals, choose a spray wand that fits on properly and prevents leakage whilst still providing an accurate aim. Be sure that it is fully compatible with the nozzles and caps your sprayer came with.

  • Calibration

Things to factor in when calibrating your backpack spraying are walking speed, swath width and output per minute. This is essential to ensure you are using your equipment as efficiently as possible. Be sure to only use water when calibrating your sprayer – never do this when the tank has a chemical in it! To calibrate It properly, follow this method:

  1. Perform a pre-operation service on your sprayer and prepare it for calibration by cleaning and inspecting it thoroughly
  2. Mark out a 25m2 calibration plot in the area you need to treat using a marker, such as a peg, in every corner (the 25m2 can be any configuration – e.g. 5m x 5m, 12.5m x 2m, 25m x 1m or 16.6m x 1.5m, or any other combination, as long as it equals 25m2).
  3. Mark the tank with a permanent marker and then proceed to fill it to the line. Alternatively, fill the sprayer to a level you are aware of.
  4. Spritz the chosen plot at the same speed and pressure you plan to use when you complete the job, taking care of not missing any spots, overspray or spill any of the water. You need this to be as accurate as possible.
  5. Once you have completed spraying the area, cautiously remove the sprayer, stand on a level spot and measure the amount of water it takes to fill the sprayer back up to the original mark you made in step 3. The amount of water taken to refill the tank needs to be measured in liters.
  6. Use the formulae below to work out the amount of water applied to 1000 square meters:

Water rate/1000m2 = Litres used on calibration plot x 40

Water rate/hectare = Litres used on calibration plot x 400

  • Well Known Brands

When making your selection, keep an eye out for reputable brand names and always take a look at reviews from previous users. Well know brands often will use high quality materials and provide warranties and guarantees should something go wrong. If the worst should happen, this means the company is liable and is obligated to take care of the problem for you.

  • Health, Safety, and Comfort

Above all, your safety is the most important thing to consider when choosing any new tool. Look for sprayers that have the addition of padded straps and ergonomically designed tanks so carrying is more comfortable. Wand grips and pumps handles will also soothe tired hands and of course, will make the sprayers easier to operate.

  • Basic Components of a Backpack Sprayer

Although each knapsack sprayer has it’s own unique features, most of them will be made up of the same basic parts. These consist of the tank, the wand, the pump and of course, the spray attachment. The tank is the heaviest part of the backpack sprayer and contains the liquid pesticide or weed killer. The wand, or lance, is the long attachment which helps the operator to the control the stream of spray.

Types of Backpack Sprayers

As has been discussed previously, you can purchase both motorized and manual backpack sprayers. While there are no conceivable advantages or disadvantages between the two, there are many differences to be noted. For instance, motorized varieties are more expensive and weigh more than the manual sprayers. In addition, they also require more maintenance and aftercare.

Once you have made the decision between manual and motorized, you will next need to choose whether you would like a piston or diaphragm pump. Piston pumps use pumping to create pressure in order to spray the liquid and are most noticeable by their upwards and downwards moment when dispensing it. It can render powerful pressure as much as 90 psi.

On the other end of the spectrum is the diaphragm pump. Diaphragm pumps also use pressure to force the liquid through the tank to be dispersed. The main difference between these two pumps is that the diaphragm variety tends to be the best choice for stronger pest and weed infestations, as they are able to handle harsher chemicals. They are also able to pass tiny, abrasive particles through their system for added pest control, making them even more effective. However, these special features come with a price. Diaphragm pumps are significantly more expensive than piston pumps, so before you make your decision, weigh up your options. You might be tempted to splash out on an all singing, all dancing gadget with all the latest features, but consider whether you actually need them all first.

Safety Tips When Using a Backpack Sprayer

When used carefully and according to the safety manual, backpack sprayers are handy, helpful tools for any budding gardeners. However, if you do not take the proper caution when handling them, the consequences could be dire, not just for the environment, but for you too!

  • Before using your backpack sprayer, take a moment to thoroughly inspect all its components for any signs of damage. Ensure there are no dents in the tanks and pay close attention to the sprayer hose and attachments to make sure there are no cuts as these could lead to leakages. Always bend with your legs, not your back, and your knees.
  • A typical knapsack sprayer will carry between four and six gallons of liquid, meaning a completely filled pack could weigh as much as 35 or 50 pounds. Therefore, this can be extremely fatiguing over prolonged periods of time. Be sure you have chosen a backpack sprayer that has padded straps that are preferably adjustable and if you are sprayers for hours at a time, take time to rest.
  • This might seem like a bit of an obvious one, but we are just going to put it out there – do NOT spray in the direction of people or animals!
  • Particularly if you plan to spray for a long period of time, you might want to consider wearing protective clothing, such as chemical resistant gloves, eye goggles, and coveralls when operating your backpack sprayers, particularly if using extremely dangerous chemicals. It may even be necessary to use a respirator.
  • Never wing it! Follow instructions on the label when mixing any chemicals together for use in your sprayer and only use the amounts recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Do not use flammable liquids in your backpack sprayers such as bleach acids or any other caustic chemicals. They are not designed for these.
  • Make sure you completely clean nozzles, regulators, spray tanks, hoses, and wands after every use.

Taking Care Of Your Backpack Sprayer

Good, proper maintenance of your backpack sprayer will ensure it lasts you for as long as possible and continues to fulfill its purpose for many years to come. A poorly cared for the sprayer, however, will be lucky if it will make it until the end of the summer!

One of the most important parts of maintaining your backpack sprayer is sufficient cleaning. The tank needs to be thoroughly flushed out in order to remove any blockages or harmful chemical deposits. Your user’s manual should have the recommended tank cleaner to use for the kind of pump you have, or else, simply just use water. However, during the winter months, it will need a dose of anti-freeze in order to battle the frost. Take extra care using this, anti-freeze is an extremely dangerous and toxic compound and should be kept away from children and animals at all times.

Oiling and greasing joints are also necessary to prevent the build-up of rust that could lead to cracks and other damage such as leaks. It is also a good idea to have a stock of spare parts so you are fully prepared whenever anything needs replacing.

Best Backpack Sprayer FAQ:

Q: How far can I expect the sprayer to spray?

A: The distance a knapsack sprayer sprays will vary from model to model. The general rule of thumb is that is the area covered is wider, the length of the area will be less. So, if you select a nozzle that sprays in a wider range, such as a cone or an option, it will not spray so wide. Most backpack sprayers tend to spray between 20 and 25 feet.

Q: Can I spray water sealant through my sprayer?

A: For most models, yes you should be able. However, it’s best to check the manufacturer’s manual and also the labels on your sealant. There are certain backpack sprayers are designed to be used with water sealants, so it’s worth looking into considering one of those. As long as you select a pressure sprayer with a brass wand, it should be okay.

Q: Are these sprayers comfortable to carry?

Yes, as solo backpacks are used for long periods of time, they are designed to be as comfortable as possible for the user. Every option on the market comes with adjustable padded straps and some varieties even have the addition of lumbar supports, just like the Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer we’ve included in the list of the best backpack sprayers.

Q: Can I use weedkiller and insecticide in the same sprayer?

A: Although it’s not highly recommended, it can be done. The risks to plant life if the solutions aren’t compatible can be high, however, as long as you thoroughly clean out your pump sprayer in the proper manner, it should be fine to alternate the solutions. Use a mixture of 1:25 ammonia/water to clean out the tank and parts, and always take special care when handling any chemicals.

Q: Can I spray for weeds between crops or ornamentals?

A: Yes, you can! Don’t worry if there are weeds lurking between your flowerbeds, you can use a spray drift guard and take extra caution. You could also use a flat spray nozzle, which is helpful for killing weeds is awkward to reach places, such as by the fence.

Q: Does the sprayer require constant pumping?

A: If you select a high-quality knapsack sprayer, like one we’ve listed above, you won’t need to be pumping constantly. The pressure cylinder in the tank creates a hydraulic action – liquid from the pump compresses air into the pressure chambers which then forces it into an odd pumping pattern. This results in a constant, steady stream of spray.

Sprayers

About Sprayers

A large garden or outdoor space can be difficult to manage. Luckily, Ace Hardware has a wide selection of yard sprayers and accessories to help take care of your favorite outdoor space with ease. Find the right model to precisely apply water, pesticides, herbicides, plant food and other substances to your garden and plants in no time at all. From small sprayers to high-capacity wheeled models, we have the best sprayer to help you care for your favorite outdoor oasis.

Compression Sprayers

Compression sprayers provide spraying power on demand. Typically, concentrated powder or liquid is placed in the sprayer tank, and water is added to achieve the product’s specified dilution. The unfilled air space is pressurized by pumping a handle, allowing the sprayer to dispense a steady stream or mist, adjusted by a wand-mounted control lever.

From 48-ounce to 30-gallon capacities, Ace Hardware has compression sprayers for almost every need. Small sprayers are ideal for spot-treating flowers, applying highly-concentrated substances, and indoor use. Large backpack sprayers are fitted with straps, allowing you to free up your hands while you work.

Flat-bottomed sprayers can be placed on patios, decks and other smooth surfaces. Such sprayers, owing to their relative lack of portability, are best reserved for treating a small number of plants. The largest sprayers roll on sturdy wheels, or can be mounted to a small vehicle. Powered by 12-volt motors, these high-capacity sprayers are suitable for treating large areas.

Hand Sprayers

To mist small plants or apply powder-based substances, choose a smaller, easier-to-use hand sprayer. Some models even feature a hand pump to help you disperse the right amount of pressurized liquid easily and efficiently.

Helpful Hint: If you need to apply powdered pesticides or diatomaceous earth to your plants and delicate flowers, choose a powder-specific hand sprayer to ensure the job is done properly.

Garden Sprayer Tips and Tricks

  • Replace sprayer nozzles when they become permanently clogged or worn out. That way, your plants always receive the proper amount of liquids or powders.
  • Rinse your sprayer’s tank when switching chemicals. Dispose of chemical remnants according to local regulations, and never use a chemical sprayer to fertilize or water plants.
  • When spraying pesticides, herbicides, finely-powdered substances or other potentially hazardous materials, wear protective clothing and avoid spraying into the wind.
  • It’s easier to maintain pressure in a sprayer by pumping the handle several times during use, than to allow the pressure to completely dissipate.
  • To discover the necessary quantity of solution, measure and multiply the length and width of the space you’ll be treating first. Then, mix a quantity of product accordingly.

A commercial operator’s licence is required before a person can apply herbicides from ground equipment on land that they or their relatives do not own or occupy. This licence is issued by the Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control (ACDC) Board and is issued for a three or one year term, nominated by the applicant at time of application.
The licence places responsibility on the commercial operator to ensure that label instructions for the herbicides being used are followed, ground spray equipment is maintained in good working order, and that ground distribution records are maintained by ground or aerial distribution contractors in accordance with the Act.
The main aim of licensing commercial operators is to promote responsible chemical use. By satisfying the competencies of the licence qualification, commercial operators have shown that, among other things, they have knowledge of the equipment and herbicides that they will be using and the effects that weather conditions may have on chemical application.
Training includes the following topics:

  • Legislative requirements for herbicide application
  • Assessment of weed infestation & implementation of control measures incorporating IPM
  • Identifying the hazards of herbicide application and OH&S risk assessment
    Selection and maintenance of tools, equipment and PPE
  • Incident reporting
  • Interpreting chemical labels and SDS’s
  • Calibration
  • Weather conditions
  • Transporting, handling and storing chemicals
  • Record keeping
  • Teaching strategy: Lectures, demonstrations, student workbooks, various handouts, practical training.
    Method of assessment: Oral / written tests, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, verbal questions, practical exercises.
    Entry requirements: Participants must have sufficient LL&N skills to read and comprehend both chemical labels and SDS’s. Participants also need to have reached 17 years of age, before applying to DAF for their ACDC licence.
    Student numbers: 8 per class (nominal).
    Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions to achieve competence.
    Trainer/s: Our instructors are appropriately qualified and have recognised teac
    ing qualifications including Workplace Assessor.
    General information: All training aids and safety equipment will be provided for use as required. Student notes, good for future reference are supplied to each student and may be retained.,

    Pesticide training – PA6A – Knapsack Sprayer*

    Overview

    Anyone who uses Pesticides (approved for use in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry) in the course of their job is legally required to have a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

    In order to achieve the certificate, training is recommended. This training can be obtained via one of two routes:

    Route 1: If born after 31 December 1964

    • Foundation Module (PA1): Everyone must do this
    • Application Modules (PA2A, PA2F, PA3A, PA6A etc): The candidate chooses the most appropriate module

    Route 2: If born before 31 December 1964

    • Grandfather Rights, Unit 051 and Unit 052 (knapsack sprayer)
    • Grandfather Rights, Unit 051 and Unit 053 (boom sprayer)

    Route 2 only allows you to use pesticide on your own land. This training and assessment requires you to be able to read and understand a pesticide product label and to carry out some calculations. An alternative to this training and assessment would be to get someone with a Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides to apply pesticide for you or have another family member trained to get the Certificate.

    Who is the training for?

    Anyone who uses Pesticides (approved for use in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry) in the course of their job.

    Course Content

    • Knowledge of the sprayer and nozzles
    • Interpret product label
    • Check the sprayer
    • Calibrate the sprayer
    • Prepare and add pesticide to tank
    • Carry out an environmental risk assessment
    • Apply the pesticide
    • Spot treatments
    • Cleaning and Records

    Course Assessment

    One to one questioning and spraying of an area. Assessed by an approved City & Guilds Assessor. Duration 2 Hours.

    Growsafe Courses

    Growsafe courses teach safe, responsible and effective use of agrichemicals as prescribed by NZS8409 – the Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals.

    Peter Thomson is an agrispray trainer with over 40 years industry experience and two decades of training experience.

    Agrispray and Equipment run Growsafe courses on a regular basis, particularly from Autumn to early Spring. There are four qualification levels:

    Basic Growsafe (½ day duration)

    This course is suitable for people spraying with lower toxicity products under supervision. Methods include knapsack and spot spraying with 12 volt sprayers and conservation work with herbicide gel and pastes. Participants gain the Growsafe Basic Certificate – this meets the training requirements of Worksafe NZ.

    Book now for the next Basic Growsafe course.

    Introductory Growsafe and Approved Handler (full day duration)

    This course is suitable for farmers, growers and all users of agrichemicals and is required for the purchase of some restricted products, for wide dispersal of agrichemicals and for storage and handling. This course meets the requirements of Regional Council Rules for the Discharge of Agrichemicals. This course is a must for users who apply agrichemicals by motorised means through a boom, hand gun or airblast sprayer. Participants attain the Growsafe Introductory Certificate; the additional Approved Handler Certificate is subject to evidence of spraying experience.

    Book now for the next Introductory Growsafe course.

    Advanced Growsafe (1-2 day course plus self study and site visit)

    This is a course designed for managers and supervisors of companies employing staff that are regularly spraying in a widely dispersive manner, such as tractor or truck-mounted booms, and includes horticultural airblast methods. Suitable for where larger quantities of agrichemicals are stored.

    Book now for the next Advanced Growsafe course.

    Registered Chemical Applicator

    This course is designed for contractors who apply agrichemicals as a business, or where any spraying is done for hire or reward. A period of home study is followed by a rigorous audit of equipment, storage and safe handling procedures. Upon completion of study and with evidence of experience, the candidate may then apply to become a Registered Chemical Applicator. This qualification is required by several Regional Council Air Plans.
    Book now for the next Registered Chemical Applicator course

    Best Garden Sprayers 2020 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

    Last Updated: January 24, 2020

    There’s a truth about gardening. Either you’re pushing back the chaos, or the chaos is pushing back against you, and winning. If you want to stay on top of your garden and keep it in tip-top shape, you’re going to need a high-quality garden sprayer.

    If you’re like most of us, you’d rather be outside than on the internet looking for a good deal on a garden sprayer. It can be hard to tell from a product description alone if you’re getting a good deal or getting ripped off.

    However, we want to make it easy to find the tools that you need online. That’s why we’ve created these reviews of the best garden sprayers of 2020. You should be able to use this information to find the model that’s right for you, and you should be sure to check out our buyer’s guide if you want to get a great deal, too.

    Our 5 Favorite Choices Compared

    Model Price Weight Editor Rating
    Field King Professional 190328
    (Best Overall)
    Check Price 13 lbs 4.98/5
    Smith Performance Sprayers R200 Check Price 5 lbs 4.7/5
    Chapin International 26021XP
    (Best Value)
    Check Price 6 lbs 4.6/5
    Solo 418 One-Hand Check Price 1 lb 4.2/5
    HOMEDECISION 3L Lawn Pump Check Price 2 lbs 3.8/5

    5 Best Garden Sprayers

    1. Field King Garden Sprayer – Best Overall

    The Field King Professional 190328 is a great option for those who have heavy spraying needs and want to get the job done quickly and safely. This backpack model features a four-gallon tank, which will allow you to cover a very large area without stopping for refills. The straps are comfortable, and the included belt keeps the weight from resting entirely on your shoulders. The pump is designed to minimize leaks so that you’re not exposed to the chemicals you’re using. This model also works with liquids, powders, and water-soluble solutions, and comes with agitators that keeps them well-mixed while you work.

    This model also comes with four nozzles, including a brass adjustable, two flat fans, and one foaming nozzle. That allows you to choose the nozzle that will make your next job the easiest. Furthermore, it is compatible with many aftermarket nozzles, so you can use something you like better if those four don’t suit you. The only downside to this model is that it can be hard to store since it doesn’t fold down well. However, this model is still the best choice for people who need a high-capacity spraying solution and value the convenience of a backpack.

    Pros

    • No-leak design
    • Wet tablet/liquid ready
    • Includes four nozzles
    • Backpack design

    Cons

    • Tricky to store

    2. Smith R200 Garden Sprayer – Best 2-Gallon

    The Smith Performance Sprayers R200 is the best two-gallon sprayer on the market and is a strong contender for the model you should choose if you don’t need a backpack solution, but still, need up o two gallons of capacity per use. This model is designed to make life easier. Each pump is up to 25 percent more efficient than those on other models, which means you can get up to speed with less time and effort. It also comes with a lock-on nozzle, so if you’re constantly spraying, your hands will feel less fatigued when you’re done.

    Like the previous model, this one comes with four nozzles, though it’s a slightly different set, which arguably makes this model the best pump sprayer for weeds. It’s also far easier to store than the previous model, which is good news for people pressed for storage space. One small problem with this model is that it has unclear fill lines. If you need specific measurements, then you may want to do your mixing in a different container and then pour it into this one. This is the best overall two-gallon sprayer, and it does enough to earn second place.

    Pros

    • Four nozzles included
    • Requires less pumping
    • Includes lock-on handle
    • Easy to store

    Cons

    • Hard to see fill lines

    3. Chapin 26021XP Pump Garden Sprayer – Best Value

    If you need a two-gallon sprayer, but don’t want to pay through the roof to get it, then you should check out the Chapin International 26021XP. This model earns the title of best for the money on our list, due to its great overall value, and price that is far lower than the top two models on our list. This sprayer comes with a wide mouth, which makes adding chemicals easy, and reduces the chances of spills. It also comes with a three-stage filtration system. That keeps the internal components clear and reduces wear, extending this model’s life. It also comes with three nozzles, which is not as many as other models, but enough to give you some versatility.

    What keeps this model out of the top two is its poor overall durability. If you’re an occasional sprayer, you would probably get a few years of use from this model. However, if you’re looking for a model that you could use a couple of times per week, you would probably be disappointed with how long this model lasted. Still, there’s a lot of potential here for someone who needs to do occasional work and wants to get a good deal.

    Pros

    • Wide mouth
    • Three-stage filtration system
    • Great price
    • Three nozzles included

    Cons

    • Durability issues

    4. Solo 418 One-Hand Gardening Sprayer

    The Solo 418 One-Hand sprayer is a good discount model. It’s small and light enough that you can use it with one hand. If you don’t need two full gallons of capacity in a single-use, this model is a good choice. It’s far lighter than most competing models, and you can use it with a single hand, so it’s a low-intensity garden sprayer. It comes with a drip guard and can be used at many different tangles without jamming, so you should be able to get in and out of tight spaces without spilling any of its contents on yourself. It also costs about half of what you’d end up paying for our third-place model.

    However, that low price comes with some significant downsides. Chief among these is the fact that it only comes with one nozzle. For some people, that won’t matter, as they won’t need the different spraying modes in their garden. Others will lament the lack of fine control. This model also suffers from poor durability. It’s cheap enough that you could replace it frequently without making harming your budget, but at some point, you’ll probably want to upgrade to a model with better longevity.

    Pros

    • One-handed use
    • Drip guard
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • One nozzle
    • Poor durability

    5. HOMEDECISION Lawn Pump Garden-Sprayer

    The HOMEDECISION 3L Lawn Pump is a decent lightweight option that won’t be hard to carry around but also provides the option to have a sprayer attachment. This model’s sprayer comes with an adjustable nozzle, which allows you to spray in a concentrated, long-distance stream, or a diffuse mist that will land within a few feet of the nozzle. That gives you the option to work with weed killer, bug spray, or liquid fertilizer with equal efficacy. It also weighs less than three pounds, which means anyone should be able to use it.

    However, it suffers from some significant design problems. The pump handle is also the carrying handle, and it extends when you use it as a carrying handle, which can make the whole device cumbersome. The nozzle also tends to drip, which can lead to you accidentally getting the contents on yourself. Finally, it lacks instructions, so you can’t learn anything about this model that you can figure out on your own. It’s not too complex, but everything should include a user manual. Overall, this model is cheap, but it doesn’t work very well and is frustrating to use, so it only earns last place on our list.

    Pros

    • Adjustable nozzle
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Drippy nozzle
    • Lacks instructions
    • Odd design problems

    Buyer’s Guide

    Hopefully, our reviews have already led you to a model that you think you’ll love. Of course, there’s a lot to consider when shopping for a garden sprayer, so don’t feel bad if you haven’t been able to make that decision just yet. This buyer’s guide is designed to help you understand some of the thinking that went into our reviews, while also helping you learn about garden sprayers in general so that you can know everything you need to know about these models before you buy. It’s also a good resource for people who want to get a good deal on their next purchase, as we walk you through how to find the models that are right for you and get one of those for as little as possible.

    Transportation methods

    If you’re in the market for a new garden sprayer, you may not know that you have an option between three transportation methods for your sprayer. Each type varies in key areas, so understanding the differences between them is an important first step in finding the model that is right for you.

    Handheld

    Handheld sprayers are ones that you carry around without any assistance. They typically have a handle on the top that you use to move them around, or they’re small enough that you don’t need a handle to carry them around. They tend to be the cheapest models, by far, so if you’re looking to save some money, this is a good category in which to shop.

    Backpack

    Backpack models are the way to go when a handheld sprayer isn’t going to have enough capacity. They’re the best choice for people who will be spraying large areas for at least half an hour at a time. The best backpacks evenly distribute the weight, making it feel like less of a strain. They also tend to come with a lot of options when it comes to nozzles.

    Wheeled

    Wheeled garden sprayers should be your go-to if you’re going to be covering a very large area and need to work for long periods without refilling. Their tanks are large enough that you wouldn’t want to have them on their back, and they also produce the best pressure out of all models. However, they’re overkill if you’re going to be treating a small area or need to spray infrequently.

    Capacity

    How much capacity you need depends on how much area you need to cover at once, and how much spraying your task requires. For example, treating the occasional weed in a home garden probably calls for a handheld sprayer. If you’re working on a multi-acre lot, you may want to get a backpack model, so that you can do the whole thing without stopping. Or, if you’re going to be working in a multi-acre lot multiple times per week, you’ll probably want a wheeled model, so that you put less stress on your body and don’t have to refill often.

    However, there are a range of available device available within each category. You can find handheld models that hold a few gallons of liquid, or less than half a gallon. You can find backpack models that hold four gallons, or less, which means that there’s some overlap between the two categories. Generally speaking, if it’s close, capacity-wise, the comfort of a backpack model means that going with one of those over a handheld model is a good choice.

    Nozzles

    It’s also important that you consider the kinds of nozzles that will come with your new garden sprayer. The more nozzles you have, the more tasks you can do, which greatly increases the value you get out of your purchase. However, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend a lot of extra money on nozzles you’re not going to use.

    The biggest difference from one nozzle to the next is the area that it can cover in a single pass. Models that come with multiple nozzles tend to come with three or four, with one very narrow, direct nozzle, which is good for spraying herbicides on weeds. At the other extreme will be a nozzle which is primarily used for spraying pesticide and features a very broad application. The nozzles in the middle will be neither as wide or as narrow as the first two, and that means that they often form a happy medium point between specific application and application speed.

    Pumping power

    There are two major pump types, and they differ greatly in price and what you can do with them.

    The first type is the diaphragm pump. The diaphragm pump is the more durable of the two types, and you should expect minimal budging or breaches due to pressure in this pump type. They have the widest range of accepted materials, and can take liquids, water-soluble solutions, but can also handle wettable powders. These powders don’t ever full dissolve, but instead, stay solid while they sit in the water. Those solids will wear down other pump types very quickly.

    The second type is the piston pump. The piston pump is far cheaper and is consequently the kind that’s most frequently found on handheld sprayers. It doesn’t do well with wettable powders, so if you’re looking to use those chemicals, you’ll probably want to invest in a model with a diaphragm pump. However, these pumps do great with water-soluble chemicals and liquids, so you can spray to your heart’s content when using those.

    Which garden sprayer is right for you?

    Sometimes when people shop online, they get too focused on how much something costs. However, we all know that buying the cheapest available model can lead to problems down the road. Sometimes those models don’t work well, or breakdown prematurely.

    If you want better value than that, it’s important to think about the experience that you’re looking to have. Figure out what you would need to be able to do with your garden sprayer, and then figure out which features would best make that happen. Then, you can create a list of all the models that have those features.

    Then, it’s a good idea to choose the cheapest model off that list. It has all the features you need to have a great experience. But, you’re also getting those features for the lowest price, so you’re getting the best value for your money, without spending extra on features that you’re unlikely to use.

    The Field King Professional 190328 is the best overall garden sprayer due to its backpack design, inclusion of four nozzles, and no-leak design. The Smith Performance Sprayers R200 also comes with four nozzles, a lock-on handle, and easy pumping, which makes it the best pump sprayer for weeds, but hard-to-see fill lines keep it out of first place. The Chapin International 26021XP comes with a wide mouth for easy filling, three nozzles, and a great filtration system, and since you can get it for a low price, it’s the best value for the money on our list. The Solo 418 One-Hand sprayer is cheap, can be used with one hand and comes with a drip guard, but its lack of interchangeable nozzles and poor durability means that it only earns a fourth place. The HOMEDECISION 3L Lawn Pump includes an adjustable nozzle and is relatively lightweight, but its dipping, odd design problems and lack of instructions cause it to drop to fifth place on our list.

    We hope that our reviews and buyer’s guide have helped you understand the world of garden sprayers. Armed with this information, you should be able to find the model that works best for you.

    Backpack Sprayers VS. Traditional Garden Sprayers: Which to Pick?

    23 Free Storage Shed Plans With Step-by-Step DIY Guides

    Last Updated: Jan 1st, 2020

    Any gardener should have a sprayer. In fact, the best garden sprayer is what you need to get in control of weed in your garden, finally. Besides, sprayers make applying fertilizers and watering your indoor plants a cinch.

    Farming or gardening can be remunerated with the correct tool and gear. The precautious watchfulness to battle plant ailments and nuisances require to be calculative however not overpowering.

    In any case, this is plausible with the best garden sprayers in your gathering. It is a cutting edge gardener’s savvy system for less manual work.

    Best Garden Sprayers Reviewed

    Upscale of fauna upkeep and viniculture exercises appealing to enjoy. Nowadays, changed garden sprayer models have substitute material development, structures, and highlights.

    An open door for a fitting pick. A portion of this hardware can scatter fluid by methods for weight yet there is a mess of assortments to think about.

    Choices range from battery to wheeled, gasoline, and pump action, as well as handheld sprayers. Any model worth your money should have the right capacity, and an ergonomic design to make handling easy.

    Choose one with an integrated filter to prevent debris from jamming the nozzle. And, speaking of nozzles, you’re better off with a garden sprayer that can is compatible with a variety of nozzles.

    That way, you can use your sprayer for more than tasks – which takes us to the purpose of this write-up.

    4 Best Garden Sprayers

    Last update on 2020-02-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Irrespective of what you’re looking for, our garden sprayer reviews will help you pinpoint the best model for your needs. Take a look.

    1. Chapin 20000 Garden Sprayer

    Standing tall at the top of our best garden sprayers 2018 reviews is the Chapin 20000. A bestseller sprayer, it features the exclusive SureSpray anti-clog filter to prevents clog in the one-gallon tank.

    The result is a nice, steady mist that spreads evenly. On top of that, it comes with a strategically placed shut off function for hours of spraying and a funnel top for mess-free mixing and pouring. And then there is the ergonomic handle for easy carrying and pumping.

    Meanwhile, the 28-inch hose allows access to hard to reach areas while the adjustable nozzle lets you fiddle with the mist pattern for better results. What’s more? The translucent tank ensures that you’ll never get the fluid level and the mixing ratio wrong.

    The Chapin 20000 is a top-notch sprayer that has got thousands of gardeners buzzing about it. And, it’s really cheap. In fact, it is one of the most affordable garden sprayers on this list! Awesome!

    2. Chapin 20541 garden sprayer

    This is a one-gallon translucent tank that has a wide funnel top to make it easy cleaning and filling. The can is compatible with most common fertilizers and pesticides and features an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to pump and carry around. The filter is anti-clog and is easy to take apart to clean, the adjustable spray nozzle has a good flow rate and makes it easy to spray each corner of the garden with ease.

    The wide-mouth funnel opening featured in this sprayer helps to pour and mix chemicals in the sprayer and minimize spills. Cleaning up is much easier when using a sprayer with a wide mouth. Twist the adjustable cone nozzle to create a mist spray or a stream spray depending on what you need at the time. The coarse stream is perfect if you are targeting one area while the mist spray is perfect for leaves. This is a good home sprayer choice for lawn care.

    Pros:

    • This is a good sprayer for spot spraying.
    • Mixing insecticides is easy because of its wide mouth.
    • It has a piston pump style.

    Cons:

    • It leaks between the pump and sprayer in some cases.

    3. Smith Performance Sprayers R200

    This multiple nozzle garden sprayer is made from stainless steel and the filter is easy to access because it has more surface area than many other sprayers. The pump seals can be changed without tools and all the parts can withstand contact with harsh chemicals. This has been built to last even if is being transported from one point to another in rugged terrain. The can will remain strong and serve for a long time.

    The exclusive poly lining and the high-quality Viton seals will resist any chemicals making it ideal for use with any type of pesticide or weed killer. A lock-on feature has been added to this sprayer to make it easy to use that is by reducing fatigue on the hands. This is an ideal sprayer for landscapers because comfort is guaranteed while working. The shape of this sprayer is teardrop to create a lower center of gravity and keep a stable base unlikely to tip over.

    Pros:

    • The parts are easy to take apart and clean. No tools are needed.
    • Clogging is minimized because of the filter.
    • The pump is highly efficient.

    Cons:

    • Liquid drips after the trigger are released.

    4. Roundup 190473 Multi-Purpose Sprayer

    The 190473 by Roundup is a beast in every sense of the word. It comes with an internal piston pump that can deliver a mind-bending 150 PSI pressure. With such a performance, this thing can handle virtually any spraying task, small or large.

    And as you’d hoped for a model of its stature, the internal no leak pump is safe to use with harsh chemicals.

    Also, it features a long-lasting, durable 21-inch wand compete with premium seals. Besides, you can use it with liquids and powders. The best part? It can do the work of both a diaphragm and piston backpack.

    Despite its small size and capacity, this sprayer can still do a lot. It uses a highly responsive mechanism to spew liquid with a few pumps. Don’t have enough storage space? Not a problem! The Roundup 190473 has a fold-away pump for convenient storage.

    Plus, you can change the seals in minutes with no additional tools required. And oh, this unit comes with four nozzles. You can even use it with a collection of other nozzles making it a versatile unit.

    5. Roundup 190314 Backpack Sprayer

    Reasonably large, simple to use, and functional, the Roundup 190314 is an all-around hand-held sprayer that will take it all. It features a chemical resistance body, allowing you to use it with the harshest of pesticides, fungicides and more.

    And the beauty of it is that it accurately mixes chemicals in its 4-ounce tank. All you need to do is to use the integrated dial to set the mixing ratio and let the sprayer take it from there.

    That way, you don’t have to mix water and solution beforehand whether you’re cleaning, disinfecting or de-greasing.

    The Roundup 190314 has a broad, easy-to-fill mouth to reduce spills. It also supports a foaming attachment with a fan spray for optimal cleaning area. Fans praise the intuitive handle that feels natural to your hand while proving maximum control.

    Others like the exceptional design and materials that can stand up to the beatings of frequent use and give you the durability you can depend on.

    We reckon that the Roundup 190314 foam gun is an excellent alternative to the loud, expensive pressure washer. Did we tell you that this sprayer comes with a lifetime warranty? Yes! That’s how much its makers trust in it and what it can do!

    6. D.B. Smith Field King Professional Pump

    The Field King by D.B. Smith is the best garden sprayer if you’re looking for flexibility. Not only will it serve you for lawns but also for commercial sanitizing, cleaning and applying harsh chemicals.

    Besides, it can accommodate five nozzle heads from high to low volume, adjustable and foaming nozzle. And that’s not even the best part. This sprayer is available in one, two and three-gallon capacities to suit your needs (and budget) even better.

    The Field King doesn’t fall short when it comes to what it can do. It features a brand-exclusive teardrop tank with a lower center of gravity for stability. This unit vents automatically at 60 PSI to reduce over compression.

    In the meantime, the lockable shut-off helps reduce hand fatigue while the nickel-plated brass poppet brings forth unique strength and precision.

    There’s also the pressure release valve that allows you to remove the pump without messy chemical sprays on your clothes.

    Moreover, the Field King features a 21-inch poly wand complemented by Viton seals throughout the pump and shut off function to unrivaled resistance to chemicals.

    With proper care, this sprayer will last for months upon months. Revivers say that the Contractor can serve you for more than five years! Now, that’s what we call giving value for your money.

    The Bestselling Garden Sprayers Yet!

    Bestseller No. 1$21.99 Buy on Amazon Bestseller No. 2 $17.99 Buy on Amazon Bestseller No. 3 $26.99 Buy on Amazon SaleBestseller No. 4 $25.99 Buy on Amazon

    Last update on 2020-02-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    7. CoreGear Classic Spray Bottle

    Our best garden sprayers list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the CoreGear. One of the most-sought-after backpack sprayer bottles, this unit is great for indoor plants and small gardens.

    Compact and ideal for DIY enthusiasts, it packs a 1.5 litter capacity to allow you to carry it with you anywhere.

    The CoreGear won’t leak even with frequent use and has a built-in strainer basket to sieve any debris.

    The ergonomic grips make it easy to control this sprayer while the nozzle is great for a variety of applications. Other notable highlights include the ability to adjust the nozzle to a 20-inch fine stream and the broad mouth enough to accommodate ice cubes.

    Grab the CoreGear, your summer festivals, sports events, amusement park visits will never be the same again. We promise! And oh, this sprayer is available in a selection of eight colors.

    8. D.B Smith Contractor Sprayer

    This model by D.B Smith is one of the best 1-gallon sprayers on this roundup. Boasting a pressure sprayer design, it features a telescoping wand with an adjustable length of 12 to 23 inches.

    The idea behind the construction is to give you comfortable ground-level spraying without straining your back. The modifiable nozzle (with an integrated drip guard) also allows you to spray from any angle.

    The Contractor is all about ease of use. It comes with a high-efficiency piston pump reinforced with Viton seals to ensure that harsh chemicals don’t get to other parts of the sprayer. In essence, this means that you can use the sprayer for chemicals such as peroxide.

    Other than that, the tank won’t crack, thanks to the high-density UV resistant polyethylene tank. Of course, the heavy-duty construction translates to years of consistent performance.

    The Contractor sports a 1-gallon tank. While it’s not the biggest hand-held sprayer on the market, it is highly portable.

    More to the point, it supports one-handed operation, making it an excellent choice for livestock spraying. It will also serve you well for watering indoor plants.

    9. Chapin International 61500 Backpack Sprayer

    This is a four-gallon garden sprayer with a 48-inch hose. Compatible with most common weed killers, pesticides and fertilizers, this sprayer gives an amazing performance with the 2-stage filtration system. One filter is at the top and the other one at shut-off. Two nozzles work together to give a misty spray; an adjustable poly cone and a fan tip. Padded shoulder straps are incorporated to make it easy and comfortable to wear like a backpack for long hours.

    Reinforced PVC has been used to make this sprayer ensure its durability and is clear to enable the user to see easily if a refill is needed. This sprayer unlike metal or steel made sprayers will not rust and will not contaminate your garden or the fertilizer you are spraying. You can easily assemble the filters of this sprayer and it will block any dirt or debris from getting in the sprayer keeping the content free of contaminants.

    Pros:

    • The nozzle easily adjusts from coarse steam to fine mist.
    • The filter is easy to assemble and the shut-off assembly can be taken apart.
    • The straps have padding to make it comfortable.

    Cons:

    • It is not motorized.

    10. TABOR TOOLS N-50 Garden Sprayer

    Starting our best garden sprayers’ roundup is the N-50 by TABOR TOOLS. Featuring a 1.3liter capacity, it is a practical pump action sprayer for indoor and outdoor use.

    It has an air-tight, rust resistant and leak-proof design complete with hardwearing o-ring seals.

    The N-50 is highly versatile. More specifically, it is compatible with almost every other weed killers, fungicides, liquid fertilizers, and pesticides. Gardeners hail the adjustable spray that allows misting or soaking your flower beds in a breeze.

    Meanwhile, the tank drains to the last drop with zero residual liquid. By extension, this translates to effortless cleaning. You’ll love the ergonomic handle, the long hose for easy access to hard-to-reach areas and the trigger lock wand for painless spraying.

    Don’t worry if you have a large area to spray. The N-50 features broad shoulder straps that contour to the shape of your back for comfortable hanging.

    That way, you can haul the sprayer for hours. And when you need to take a pause, just activate the shut-off valve, continently located on the handle. Brilliant!

    Best Garden Sprayers – Buying Guide

    Maintenance

    A garden sprayer easy to clean will spare you time. Certification zero sullying of your fungicides, bug sprays, and different arrangements.

    Maybe you will think that it’s required too to submit to some vermin murdering item utilization direction about sterility rules.

    Tank Capacity

    As much as, this will generally rely upon your application requests and garden estimate. Guarantee your tank limit is reasonable to bear amid the minutes of a splash.

    In any case, on the off chance that your garden or homestead is perfect for wheeled units, a vast tank limit would be generally suitable.

    Furthermore, in the event that you would love less refill normality, a huge limit of your garden sprayer, the tank may end up being less tedious all the while.

    Yet, for little sums or territories of straying, handheld models are a brisk choice, including those simple to carry on your back.

    Flexibility

    OK like a garden sprayer with a customizable spout? For intense ranchers, this is useful while moving showering positions on the verdant manor or what most would like to call ‘hard to reach faunae parts’.

    This is a mindful less dull viewpoint to consider, regardless, current garden sprayers accompany other differing highlights significant. Likewise, test best handheld garden sprayer for adaptability.

    Body Construction

    What material is your garden sprayer made of? This is basic for zero glitches, elevated execution, and life span.

    In the event that you are wagering on an enduring however light-weight plan, plastic material may slice the cake rather than steel-made structures.

    In any case, we propose steel made best garden sprayer in the event that you are considering guaranteed sturdiness, but you should exchange this with some additional vitality for their loads.

    Plastic sprayers that aren’t mechanized under strict upkeep can similarly keep going you long.

    FAQs – Garden Sprayers

    How long does a sprayer take while you are spraying before losing its pressure? This depends on the type of garden sprayer you are using some can go for up to 10 seconds with the same pressure while others especially commercial sprayers can take longer. How far will my garden sprayer spray? Most garden sprayers reach up to ten feet far from where you are standing. Every sprayer is different so make sure you read the manufacturer instructions on how to get your sprayer working at its best. How do I store and clean my sprayer? Ensure you release pressure before you open or clean the sprayer, after emptying the contents, pour in some water and dishwashing soap then you can cover and shake the can. Spray the water out a few times to clean the nozzle. What do I do when the hose connection is leaking? Always make sure that the gasket is tight. Try cleaning and reattaching the gasket. If the leak is at the cap, clean the cap but if it is still leaking, replace the ring. A little petroleum jelly on the gasket can seal it and correct any leaks. My tank does not get pressure when I am pumping, what do I do? The plunger cup may need to be lubricated. Make sure you use petroleum jelly but not oil. Will a plastic can last? Most garden sprayers are made from durable plastic and the material is resistant to the chemical used to spray and kill weeds. Yes, a plastic garden sprayer can last long. Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on its maintenance and care. Are backpack garden sprayers comfortable to carry? Backpack sprayers are designed to be comfortable to carry and use. Choose one with padded straps if you are going to be carrying it for a long time. The handles are also conveniently placed to ensure that your wrist does not get fatigued when you are spraying. How do I choose the spray nozzle to use? Flat nozzles are for spraying paths and garden beds while a cone nozzle can be used as a spot sprayer for bushes and small trees. The other nozzles are used to change the style of spraying. Some manufacturers offer additional nozzles to get to those hard to reach areas in the garden and some for hedges.

    Conclusion – Wrapping It Up!

    We hope that you’ve found our garden sprayers’ reviews helpful. Most importantly we trust that you’ve already found what you were looking for.

    Don’t worry; we will keep updating this list to make it as relevant as possible.

    So, if we see any garden sprayer worth being on this list, you will be the first one to know.

    if you are a gardener whether by hobby or trade, having a quality garden sprayer is a must-have. The Best Garden Sprayer can be used for so much more than just spraying your garden. Use them for the lawn, flower beds, and even on the driveway when you want to get rid of pesky weeds growing in the cracks.

    There are so many different styles, shapes, and sizes of garden sprayers that it might be a bit overwhelming to choose the one that fits your needs. We’ve decided to do the legwork for you and scour Amazon for the garden sprayers that have the highest star ratings and best reviews.

    We’ve included brands like Planted Perfect and Chapin International. You’ll see a variety of features and price ranges to choose from.

    Whether you want to keep your vegetable garden watered and free from weeds or you need a way to moisten your flower beds, we are confident that you’ll find a sprayer on our top 10 list.

    Are you ready to get to the list? Awesome! Let’s hop to it.

    10. Planted Perfect Pressure Sprayer

    This handy little garden sprayer comes in 1 and 2-liter sizes. Now, that’s affordable!

    We like this sprayer because of it’s multi-purpose misting mechanism. Use this sprayer in your garden, for automotive, pest control, and so much more.

    You’ll love the easy-to-adjust durable brass nozzle that makes this perfect for spraying over veggies, cleaning, and oils.

    Did you know that when you purchase this garden sprayer the company will plant a tree? How cool!

    Check out what the company has to say, “Splash. That is the sound of water washing over your plants. You are drowning them, washing away your flowers and herbs. It is not your fault. You do not have the right tools for the job. You NEED a fine misting, precise water sprayer, something that soothes rather than soaks plants. So here is a new all-purpose sprayer for you. Water plants, spray fertilizers and pesticides, clean up and even degrease auto parts if needed”.

    Pros

    • Built to last, rust-proof, chemical resistant material
    • Comfortable to use and very lightweight
    • 100% money back guarantee

    Cons

    • Some user complaints about the nozzle breaking
    • Another user claims the plastic developed a hole in less than 4-months time

    9. Field King Professional

    It has been equipped with an internal no-leak design and is much safer to use with chemicals because they won’t drip down your back. This garden sprayer is meant to be worn like a backpack.

    You’ll appreciate the durable 21-inch poly wand that has been made with the highest quality Viton seals which can be used with wettable powders and liquids.

    The sprayer comes with internal paddles, an internal pressure chamber, and can be repaired in minutes without using any tools.

    Pros

    • Internal components are made with durable brass material
    • The highest quality of Viton seals are used for maximum chemical resistance
    • Equipped with a 4-nozzle system

    Cons

    • When sprayer is filled to maximum capacity it can be quite heavy to wear on the back.

    8. Chapin 61900 4-Gallon Sprayer

    With over 900 customer reviews, this amazing garden sprayer has received a 4-star Amazon rating. The Chapin 4-gallon tree and turf sprayer comes equipped with a translucent tank with a 4-inch mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning.

    This sprayer is compatible with most common fertilizers and weed killers and pesticides.

    Here is a word from the company, “With Chapin professional and commercial-duty sprayers, your results are more precise and efficient. Applying product with greater precision reduces waste, and prevents over-application. Larger openings allow for quicker refills, and increased comfort reduces fatigue on large jobs”.

    Pros

    • Equipped with a 3-stage filtration system with in-tank removable/cleanable filter
    • Comes with a cushion grip shut-off with three nozzles
    • Designed with padded shoulder straps for hours of comfortable use

    Cons

    • Some complaints of the sprayer being hard to pump
    • A user claims the plastic threaded parts are not made of quality materials

    7. Smith Sprayer Lawns and Gardens

    You can use it in the garden, on the lawn, and many other places. It is super easy to use and only requires a 1-step assembly.

    Easily fill, pressurize, and spray this awesome little tank. It can also be used to pressure clean decks, siding, and concrete.

    You can freely use bleach and other harsh chemicals when cleaning bricks, tubs, showers, and more.

    Pros

    • Built with a comfort-grip shut-off that also locks for continuous spraying
    • Replaceable Viton seals and gaskets throughout the pump and wand for chemical resistance and sprayer longevity
    • Comes with poly adjustable nozzle

    Cons

    • Some users have complained about the quality of the material is poor
    • Other buyers have said that customer service is not very good

    6. Roundup 190260 Lawn and Garden

    It is meant to meet all of your home and garden needs by helping you to control insect invasions, weeds, and also cleaning decks and siding.

    The pressure release cap is safe to use and send vapors and liquids down and away before the top is opened.

    You’ll love the highly-efficient pump that requires 25% fewer strokes which saves you time and money.

    Pros

    • Equipped with a premium shut-off with comfort grip and lock-on feature for continuous spraying
    • Includes 3 nozzles for all of your spraying needs
    • Designed with a durable metal wand with comfort grip

    Cons

    • Complaints of the plastic being “cheaply made”
    • Reports of fluid shooting out of the handle during pumping

    5. Chapin 1002 48-Ounce Hand Sprayer

    If you are looking for something small and simple to use in your garden or on your flower beds, this Chapin handheld sprayer is for you.

    This little bottle holds about 48 ounces of liquid. It is a poly bottle made with a wide mouth hole for easy filling.

    You’ll like the fact that it is compatible with most common fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides.

    Pros

    • Adjustable nozzle for fine mists to a coarse stream
    • Equipped with an anti-clog filter
    • Designed with an ergonomic handle for comfort and ease during use

    Cons

    • some users complained that the pump “failed” and would not build pressure
    • Sometimes the trigger sticks

    4. Heavy Duty Hand Sprayer

    We included this garden nose handle for all the folks who are looking for a simple nozzle to attach to their hose. It is made from heavy-duty material, is very easy to install, and even easier to use.

    Check out what the manufacturer has to say about the no drip, high pressure, and multi-purpose mechanisms, “The Power Is In Your Hands. This Nozzle Sprayer Can Be As Powerful As You Want It To Be. Use The Adjustable Flow Thumb Lever To Fine Tune The Water Pressure To Your Needs. Simply Adjust The Thumb Lever To Achieve a High-Pressure Or Low-Pressure Flow. It’s Easy To Use And Is The Perfect Garden Tool For Anyone In The Family”.

    We really like that you can adjust the water flow with the easy-to-use control knob. Make the water flow spray at high or low pressure, depending on what you are spraying. There 10 convenient spray options available.

    Pros

    • Made from solid metal and a baked enamel finish
    • Fitted with a soft, ergonomic rubber comfort grip
    • 100% satisfaction guarantee
    • Amazing customer service

    Cons

    • Some users reported that the nozzle didn’t last very long

    3. TABOR TOOLS Pressure Sprayer

    This wonderful lawn and garden sprayer comes in 2 different sizes: 1.3-gallon and 2.0-gallon.

    You’ll love this multifunctional compression sprayer for indoor and outdoor use. The sturdy sprayer is compatible with most commercial fertilizers, weed killers, and fungicides.

    You can even use this sprayer with mild pesticides.

    The bottle is transparent so you can always see how much solution/water that you have left.

    Pros

    • Very easy to fill and use
    • Comes with a practical spraying wand
    • The company guarantees your satisfaction and will promptly fix or replace any issues you may have with the garden sprayer

    Cons

    • Some questions have been raised whether the seals are actually Viton or not
    • Isn’t equipped with a spray pattern adjustment

    2. Solo 418 One-Hand Pressure Sprayer

    It has been designed with an ergonomic grip for ease of use and superior comfort.

    You’ll love the chemical resistant seals that provide extended use of the sprayer, even with harsh chemicals. The multi-directional nozzle allows for spraying from all positions.

    Bask in the convenience of the unique drift/drip guard that provides added control for easy spot treatment. Yes, you can use this garden sprayer on your carpets and upholstery!

    Check out what the manufacturer has to say, “The Solo 418 One-Hand Pressure Sprayer is the quality you would expect from all Solo products. It comes standard with Viton gasket and O-rings to withstand the use of harsh chemicals. Continuous spraying ability with the comfortable lock-on trigger reduces hand fatigue. Multi-angle spray nozzle accommodates a vast variety of spraying angles and allows you to spray effectively underneath the leaves. Convenient drift/drip guard facilitates a more controlled spraying application”.

    Pros

    • Designed with a locking trigger as to reduce user fatigue
    • Equipped with a pressure relief valve that releases excess pressure
    • Affordable

    Cons

    • Some complaints that the sprayer doesn’t last very long

    1. Chapin International Garden Sprayer

    This gardener sprayer by Chapin International comes in many different sizes. We love that you have options.

    The 1-gallon funnel top and translucent tank make for easy filling and cleaning. This also makes the sprayer very user-friendly.

    You’ll like to know that this model is compatible with many common liquid fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides.

    Check out what the manufacturer has to say, “Chapin’s lawn and garden sprayer comes equipped with a comfortable shut off designed for hours of spraying. This is great for longer spray applications. Maximize your sprayers potential with this unit, instructions for the shut off are in the manual or call Chapin’s in-house customer service number”.

    Pros

    • Equipped with a sure spray anti-clog filter
    • Allows you to spray concentrate and saves you money
    • Designed with an ergonomic handle for easy pumping and carrying

    Cons

    • Some users claim that the sprayer needs to be taken care of very well as the material is very cheap and needs to be serviced, often

    Useful Hacks For Reducing Weeds In Your Garden

    If you are someone in the market for garden sprayers, that means you’re serious about keeping your landscape looking good. If you’re struggling with keeping weeds at bay, here are a few tips:

    Mulch

    Mulch helps to ward off weeds, locks in moisture, regulates temperatures, limits evaporation, and minimizes the splash on your plants by keeping them clean and diminishing fungi. It also acts as natural compost which returns humus back into the soil. You can use several substances for mulch such as wood chips, grass, pine needles, leaves, straw, and hay.

    Vinegar

    Vinegar works well to kill off weeds, but they can also damage your plants. Be careful not to get it on your vegetation—cover your flowers and plants with a dog cone before spraying. The vinegar will combat against the roots and kill them down to the source. Also, you might have to spritz the weeds more than once to make sure they’re gone.

    Cardboard

    Cardboard works as a natural barrier because it’s tough and prevents weeds from growing through. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to tear, and it doesn’t allow water to come through easily. Furthermore, cardboard attracts earthworms and fungi, which surprisingly is beneficial for plants.

    Newspaper

    Putting a thick coating of newspaper on top of your garden soil and add mulch on top to keep it in place. Before you put the paper down, prep your garden, put your compost and worm castings down, then put in a soaker hose prior to putting the newspaper down. Doing this process ensures that your flowers and plants get watered, but keep the weed seeds out. Lastly, create a tiny hole in the paper where you can plant a seed. By the time the plant grows, it’ll be decomposed and have additional humus in the soil.

    Plant Your Vegetation In Blocks

    Planting in blocks helps to shade out weeds and reduces them significantly. However, if you plant them in thin rows, only a small area gets shaded—blocking is the best practice.

    Best Practices For Killing Weeds

    Now that you know more about how to rid your garden of weeds, here are a few tips and tricks to prevent them from taking over your plants:

    Pull weeds up with they are small to prevent them from spreading. Catching them early will help you keep the problem at bay.

    It’s better to pull weeds when the soil is damp. They can be sort of tough, so having softer ground makes it easier to uproot them.

    Pulling roots on a regular basis will keep from having to do a lengthy pulling project if the problem gets out of hand. It might seem like a chore to pull weeds every other day, but that only takes a few minutes, and it’s worth the effort.

    Pull up the entire root from the ground. If you only remove half of it, there’s a chance it’ll continue to grow and spread.

    If you live on a farm, weeds can be used to feed ducks, chickens, and other livestock. It’s best to benefit from them if possible.

    Why We Chose Chapin International Garden Sprayer As Our Top Choice…

    We are thoroughly impressed by all of the garden sprayer models we have listed. All of them have high star ratings and stellar reviews. However, we had to choose one for our top spot, so we decided to go with Chapin International Garden Sprayer.

    This sprayer serves a multitude of purposes that extend beyond the garden making it multifunctional. We like that. The item is affordable and very easy to use. It’s a huge plus that the spray nozzle is designed to be anti-clog.

    Which garden sprayer do you plan to purchase, today? If you are like us and wish to bring the Chapin International Garden Sprayer home with you. click on the yellow Amazon button and add it to your cart.

    You won’t be sorry.

    5 Best Weed Killer Sprayers [2020] – Pest Control

    Who allows weed to grow near their plants or flowers? Nobody wants to see weeds growing near their plants or beautiful flowers! Our list of best weed killer sprayers will help you in the fight with all unwanted weeds.

    Weeds are unwanted and not needed plants in our farms, gardens or any other part of our homes. Weeds can be harmful and pose a threat to the well-being and growth of our plants, so there is always an urgent need to get rid of them.

    Top 5 Best Garden Pest Control Sprayers

    1. Chapin 20000 Garden Sprayer – Most Popular Pest Control Sprayer

    TheChaplin 20000Garden sprayer is easy to use a handheld sprayer. This pest control sprayer is lightweight and very convenient for carrying around. It measures 15 inches in height, comes with a tank of about 4 Liters in volume and has a pressure range of 35 to 45 psi. The pump works deftly, and it may only require about 10-16 strokes to get fully pressurized.

    The built-in spray adjuster serves as a major advantage that saves you the stress of having to change spray heads occasionally. The body is made of polyethylene plastic, and it is very thick and hardly incurs a puncture.

    This weed killer sprayer is ideal for small farms and garden. Despite its proven reliability, if you have a large or medium-sized garden, the Chaplin 20000 Garden Sprayer may not be the best option for you.

    SHOP NOW

    2. Field King Professional Pump – Amazon’s Choice

    Remember your primary school days, that is how you use this weed killer sprayer because it comes in the form of a backpack. With a 1.27 meters long hose and a 0.54 meters long watering wand. As well, it is highly recommended for weeding large areas.

    This pump pest control sprayer is an advantage over the spray bottles as it saves you the stress of pressing a trigger. It has a capacity of up to 150 PSI and a volume of 4 gallons. The nozzle is adjustable and can be set at various stages. Ranging from high to low.SHOP NOW

    3. Solo 418 Pressure – Cheap Budget Weed Killer Sprayer

    This is another light-weight and easy to use one hand sprayer with a 1 Liter volume. It comes with a pressure relief valve that helps release built-up pressures.

    The Solo 418 pressure sprayer has a multi-directional sprayer nozzle that suits different spray patterns whether upside down or sideways. There will be no need for you to press the trigger continually as it comes with a locking trigger.

    The lock trigger can be very useful when you have to weed for a long time. It also features a drip guard that ensures spot treatment control. It’s made with Vitron seals which makes this product very durable. The Solo 418 weed killer is very cheap.

    SHOP NOW

    4. Könnig Lawn and Garden Sprayer

    The Könnig Lawn and garden sprayer is a perfect sprayer for all-round utility purposes. It measures 22.5” x 7.5” x 7.2”. You can handheld or hung it as a backpack. It has a 1.27-meter hose and a 0.3-meter spray wand.

    The sprayer tank is made from polyethylene plastic that makes it hard for it to be damaged. It features a 2-way filtration composition which helps to reduce clogging. This professional home pest control weed killer sprayer has an efficient spray delivery system.

    The adjustable spray tip allows you to change spray patterns between coarse, drenching spray and stream. It is ideal for both small and large scale weeding.

    SHOP NOW

    5. Roundup 190473 Multi-Purpose Sprayer

    As the name implies “Multi-Purpose weed killer Sprayer,” this is precisely what this weed killer sprayer is. It is a 1-gallon sized pest control sprayer and serves not only the purpose of a herbicide sprayer for killing weeds but can also be used as an insecticide sprayer as well.

    Its simple design makes it comfortable for carrying around. Not much pressure is needed to be exerted on the pump. The Roundup 190473 Multi-Purpose sprayer has a nozzle that can either stream spray, fan spray or cone spray. All you have to do is to rotate it to your desired pattern. It also has a lock-on feature for constant spraying.

    SHOP NOW

    Weed plants also make our gardens and farms look unkempt, and if allowed to grow for an extended period it may become an eyesore. Weed killers are chemical substances used in killing and preventing of the growth of these plants. They are highly effective in destroying weeds as they mostly contain strong herbicides like Benefin, Glyphosate, Clethodim, and others.

    Weedkiller sprayers are modern equipment suitable for use in destroying plants in our environment. Every farmer or gardener is advised to have a weed killer sprayer. With the best weed killer sprayer, you can always keep your farms and gardens neat and free of weeds.

    What to consider before buying a weed killer sprayer?

    Making a choice is sometimes difficult, there are many weed killer sprayers available in the market, but in choosing one to buy, you will have to consider mainly;

    • The capacity of the weed killer sprayer: What size sprayer do you need? This primarily depends on the size of your farm or garden. If you have a large farm, you wouldn’t want to go for a 1 – 2-liter sprayer, you are sure to go for a bigger one and vice versa.
    • The usability of the weed killer sprayer: How comfortable and convenient to use is the sprayer? There are weed killer sprayers that use batteries or gasoline, but the most are handheld sprayers. Some weed killer sprayers are heavy whereas some are lightweight. Whichever one you are going for, you should buy a weed killer sprayer that is simple to use and easy to carry around when weeding.
    • The durability of the weed killer sprayer: How long does the sprayer last? No one wants to buy a sprayer that will end up in the waste bin after a season or two. When choosing which weed killer sprayer to buy, make sure it is of high material quality, long-lasting and can resist basic wear and tear.

    Don’t forget about work safety!

    There are also some health safety bits of advice to adhere. Weed killer sprayers contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to human health. Some safety tips to note when using a weed killer sprayer includes;

    • Avoid contact with the skin or eyes. In case of contact with any of chemicals wash off immediately (with a large amount of cold water for at least 5 minutes) and if irritation continues, see a doctor.
    • Avoid inhalation, if you are to weed using a weed killer sprayer for a long time, do yourself good by using a nose mask.
    • Always wash your hands with disinfectant after using a weed killer sprayer.

    Everyone likes quality and wants to buy a product that is worth it. No one wants to spend their money and not get what they need. As said earlier, there are a lot of good weed killer sprayers in the market that you can buy.

    The product labels are sure to promise you 100% efficiency, but we all have in one case, or the other bought something that did not meet our satisfaction.

    Wrap Up!

    Pest control sprayers are important equipment as their usefulness cannot be questioned. Even though most weed killer sprayers can be used for other purposes, it is advisable to limit its use to just applying weed killers. If you will need a sprayer for some other purpose, it’s better to get a new one.

    All the weed killer sprayers mentioned above can serve beneficial purposes but which to buy solely depends on the size of the area you have to weed. If you have a large lawn, garden or farm, you should go for a bigger weed killer sprayer like the pump sprayer. If it is just a small area, the handheld pest control sprayers will be up to the task.

    Purchasing the best weed killer sprayer is one thing, having to maintain it correctly is another. Most weed killer sprayers are strong and durable, but that does not mean they cannot be damaged if mishandled or misused.

    You are to ensure that your weed killer sprayer is always handled correctly. Read the user’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s instruction. Always ensure to clean your pest control sprayer after using it and lastly keep it in a safe place.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *