Whether it’s banishing leafy invaders, controlling pests or even applying a liquid fertiliser – at one point or another, all gardeners will need a weed sprayer.
Choosing the perfect weed sprayer usually depends on multiple variables – how many plants do you intend on exterminating, what kind of product do you intend on using, and will it need to be mixed with water or not?
When utilised appropriately, general garden and weed sprayers allow users to:
- Measure the exact amount of material required for the task at hand
- Adjust the spray precisely from coarse, drenching coverage to a very fine mist, and even to a long range pinpointed stream
- Start and stop the spray quickly if required
- Prevent overspray by using the right type of spray wand to precisely apply material
- Spray up or down as well as underneath leaves, which is usually where most insects and plant diseases can be found
- Buy concentrated lawn and garden treatment materials, which in many cases are more cost effective than the pre-mixed versions
Four Common Types of Garden And Weed Sprayers
When choosing a weed sprayer for use around the home, there are a few factors that gardeners need to consider first. These generally include the size and capacity of the sprayer, it’s total weight when full, and it’s durability when exposed to corrosive liquids or UV rays – so what are your options?
Hose End Sprayer – A hose-end sprayer is a device usually attached to the end of a standard garden hose. It includes a container for the product (whether a liquid concentrate, granules, or powder), a sprayer head that you set to allow the correct proportion of product to be diluted with water to make the solution; and a nozzle to deliver the product to your plant.
Trigger Sprayer – Simple, inexpensive and often used as a mister, trigger sprayers are made up of a simple plastic squeeze-pump handle mounted on a plastic bottle. Trigger sprayers work well if you only have a handful of plants that need a product application without regular attention. Combine the right proportions of the product with water in the sprayer and apply.
Pump Sprayer – Also referred to as compression sprayers or tank sprayers, this form of weed sprayer is amongst the most commonly used in the garden. It’s composed of three parts: a tank that holds the product mix, a pump to provide the right amount of pressure, and a nozzle / wand to apply your selected product to your plants.
Slide Sprayer – Otherwise known as trombone sprayers and not as common as the above, slide sprayers can produce the farthest-reaching stream of the entire sprayer family. However, they do require continual pumping, and the stream is not constant. Because of its reach, it’s often used to spray fruit and citrus trees.
Are You Looking For A Safer Way To Spray?
If you’ve been on the hunt for a pet friendly weed killer and ultimately a healthy way to spray, then the good news is that Bioweed may be just the product you’ve been looking for.
Bioweed is an organic, non selective weed killer that works fast on contact with the weed, in order to rapidly desiccate and burn even the most stubborn of plants. It can be used anywhere around the house including garden beds, veggie patches, paths and driveways, and is safe to use around children, animals and even native wildlife.
The best part? Bioweed is the brainchild of well established agricultural leaders Greenpro, and is backed by over twenty years of research and development. Owned and manufactured in Australia, the primary ingredient of Bioweed is actually sustainably sourced pine oil, and is even approved by NASAA, ACO and APVMA for use around organic farms and food production.
Just a handful of the key takeaways from using a Bioweed include:
- Visible symptoms on some weed species after just one hour
- Organic certification
- Controls a wide range of common weeds and grasses
- Non residual herbicide, breaking down in the soil within 72 hours
- Kills both weeds AND their seeds
- Safe to use around children, pets, vegetables and gardens
- 100% synthetic chemical free and glyphosate free
- Owned and produced in Australia
If you are on the hunt for chemical free home gardening solutions or even just want some further advice from the professionals, check out other tips and tricks in our online advice forum, or contact us for any further queries.