A weed sprayer is a useful tool for anyone who wants to get rid of weeds in their lawn. A weed sprayer will either be pre-loaded with some sort of herbicide or will allow you to fill it up with your own.
These products have advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we’re going to discuss the different types of weed sprayers so you can decide which one is best for you and your lawn.
If you’re planning to make your own herbicide, then you will want to get a weed sprayer that isn’t pre-loaded. This also gives you the opportunity to create natural herbicides that are less damaging to the environment.
What Is a Weed Sprayer?
A weed sprayer is a product designed to kill weeds. These products make it easier for people to get rid of their weeds without having to manually uproot them or mow their lawn all the time.
Weed sprayers are often fairly large.
Some are transported on wheels, and others can be worn in a manner similar to backpacks. Weed sprayers generally have a funnel or tube through which the herbicide is sprayed, allowing you to reach large numbers of weeds in a short period of time.
It’s important to know what to look for in a weed sprayer. Some are more powerful than others, some target specific weeds, and some are bad for your lawn and for the environment at large.
Some weed sprayers have multiple purposes. This is often achieved by having different nozzles that you can attach.
Cone-shaped nozzles allow you to create a mist or a stream of your weed killing product. A foaming nozzle allows you to spray individual areas so you can see how much herbicide you’re applying.
Quality of Chemicals
Weed sprayer is designed to kill plants, and as such, the chemicals involved are generally quite unhealthy – both for you, and for your lawn.
Ideally, you want to use a weed killer that won’t damage your lawn or any other non-weed plants in your garden or yard. Some weed killers are selective and designed to keep grass and certain plants safe.
If you’re making your own weed killer, vinegar is considered a useful alternative.
As mentioned, weed sprayers are generally fairly large products. There are several different ways that they can be moved around your yard.
- Backpack sprayers are worn like a backpack. The nozzle loops around to the front and you can control where you spray.
- Handle sprayers. These are moved by a handle and can’t be worn on the back.
- Trailer sprayers. These are ideal for people who are going to be spraying a lot, using large amounts of herbicides, or who are going to need to carry large amounts of weed killer to different areas.
Some weed sprayer products are battery-powered, allowing you to get rid of weeds without having to exert additional effort.
Others are pump-powered and rely on the manual effort of your pumping to produce the pressure for spraying out the herbicide.
Older folks or those who are less physically able are probably going to want to get an electric sprayer.