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The Best Garden Sprayers

Finding the best garden sprayer can be difficult.

This post reviews some of the top models available and brings you a buyers guide.

We found the My 4 Sons 4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer to be the our favorite garden sprayer to date, to find out why keep reading!

Best Garden Sprayers

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Finding an excellent garden sprayer can be difficult. It’s not as simple and it sounds and you need to consider a variety of factors which we touch on later in the buyers guide. In this section of the post we review some of the outstanding garden sprayers available to date.

Below we’ve listed 6 of the best garden sprayers which you’ll find highly effective.

My 4 Sons 4-Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer

The first sprayer that we reviewed is the My Sons 4-gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer. This battery powered sprayer combines an onboard battery operated pumpwith the convenience of a backpack for ease of use.

This 4-gallon sprayer claims outstanding spray features and includes a rolling cart and a 13-gallon accessory tool bag with 3 outside pockets for storage on the go.

This battery operated power sprayer also features an extended 15-foot hose and spray pistol with an HD stainless steel wand for reaching those out of the way areas and assuring even coverage.

The My 4 sons sprayer is one of the most powerful battery operated sprayers available on the market with a whopping automatic 60 PSI pump and adjustable output that can spray up to 30 feet.

My 4 Sons Powered BackPack Sprayer Quick Features and Use:

  • Holding Capacity: 4 Gallons
  • Nozzles: Adjustable brass, flat tee jet, fine midst and Double
  • Spray Construction: Adjustable Steel Wand
  • Special Features: Battery Powered Spray with Range Up To 30 Feet, Debris Screen Filter, Heavy Duty Shoulder Straps, Automatic, Battery Powered, High-Efficiency 60PSI Pump with Adjustable Output Dial. Automatic Spray for 8 Hours On A Single Charge

Roundup PRO 190411

The Roundup Pro is the next on our list of garden sprayers. The Roundup is a versatile 3-gallon sprayer that is packed with tons of useful features.

This quality commercial grade sprayer is built to withstand the harshest chemicals resulting in an extended spray life for the built-in steel spray wand. The Roundup supports chemical concentrates that save you time and money. Using concentrates with this sprayer can save you up to ten dollars per gallon vs. ready to use containers.

The Roundup Pro’s teardrop design provides this sprayer with a low center of gravity adds to stability while in use.

Roundup PRO Quick Features and Use:

  • Holding Capacity: 3 Gallons
  • Nozzles: 5
  • Spray Construction: Chemical Resistant Stainless Steel Wand
  • Special Features: Tear Drop Shaped Tank, Chemical Resistant, Shut Off with Comfort Grip, Can Be Used With Concentrate

Field King Professional 190328

The next sprayer on our list is the Field King Professional Backpack Sprayer. The Field King professional sprayer promises to deliver an easy to use spraying session with its’ backpack pump that is designed to resist leakage.

This backpack sprayer delivers up to 150 PSI and is designed with a durable 21-inch poly wand boasting Viton seals for added leak protection. The Field King is a diaphragm backpack can be used with wettable liquids and powders for all applications.

Field King Sprayer Quick Features and Use:

  • Nozzles: 4 Included
  • Spray Construction: Adjustable Steel Wand, 21 inches
  • Special Features: Backpack Pump, Up to 150 PSI, Viton Seals for Leak Protection
  • Warranty: Standard Manufacturer Warranty (Included)

Smith Performance Sprayers R200

The next sprayer that made our list is the Smith Performance Sprayer R200. This professional grade sprayer promises to deliver the ultimate in chemical resistance and long-lasting use.

The Smith Sprayer boasts a high-efficiency battery operated pump that requires 25% fewer pumps than similar sprayers in its’ class and hand operated sprayers.

The spray wand is an impressive 21-inch stainless steel wand that is sure to provide steady even coverage during application.

Smith Performance Sprayer R200 Quick Features and Use:

Holding Capacity: 4 Gallons

Nozzles: adjustable brass, wide flat fan, narrow flat fan, and a foaming nozzle.

Spray Construction: Stainless Steel Wand, 21 inches

Special Features: Viton Seals for Maximum Chemical Resistance, High-Efficiency Pump, Easy to Replace Pump Seals

VSE Garden Sprayer On Wheels

The next review is for the Garden Sprayer on wheels. This handy sprayer on wheels is one of the most versatile and featured packed sprayers in town.

The Garden Sprayer on wheels has automatic onboard features and easy grip handle for comfort.

The Sprayer on Wheels has an easy fill tank and the built-in battery operated pump can handle up to 1 gallon per minute at 45 PSI. The sprayer can run up to 40 minutes per battery charge.

The Sprayer on Wheels comes with a 9-foot coiled hose, and lever operated handgun. This battery powered sprayer has a fully adjustable nozzle that can spray up to an amazing 10 feet vertically and 20 feet horizontally so that you never miss your target.

Garden Sprayer On Wheels Quick Features and Use:

  • Nozzle: Fully Adjustable
  • Spray Construction: Adjustable Steel Wand
  • Special Features: Battery Operated Pump, 9 Foot Coiled Hose, Big Easy-Fill TankWarranty: One Year Manufacturer Warranty Included

Chapin International 63985 Black & Decker Backpack Sprayer

The Chapin Sprayer is a Black and Decker backpack sprayer that provides up to 1.75 hours of continuous spraying using the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The backpack provides comfortable Deluxe Padded Shoulder for extended use. The Black and Decker backpack sprayer has an impressive vertical reach of up to 27 feet and a horizontal reach of 35 feet.

Chapin Black+Decker Backpack Sprayer Quick Features and Use:

  • Capacity: 4 gallonsNozzles: 3, Fully Adjustable
  • Spray Construction: Adjustable Steel Wand
  • Special Features: Battery Operated Backpack, Pump, 9 Hose,Easy-Fill Tank

Garden Sprayer Buyers Guide

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Now that we’ve reviewed some of the best garden sprayers that this year has to offer you should be able to have an easier time when you get ready to make your next purchase.

Continue reading to learn more about how to buy your next sprayer with confidence using the 2018 buyers guide below.

Consider Your Needs

As you can see from the reviews, there are many available options out there when it comes to reliable garden sprayers. In order to choose the garden sprayer that is going to deliver the results that you’re looking for, there are several important factors to consider.

Important factors that you want to consider when you’re getting ready to buy are the amount of time your project will take to complete, how large the project is overall, the features and accessories that you’d like to have and how much sprayer you can actually afford.

It is important to assess the size of your upcoming projects to help you determine how to choose the best sprayer to complete the project in the least amount of time.

Knowing how long the project is expected to take will determine whether you should consider a battery operated or automatic sprayer versus a hand pump operated sprayer.

Projects that are expected to take a long time will likely do better with battery operated pumps and backpack pumps. The reason for this is a battery operated backpack pump allows for continued uninterrupted spray and faster coverage.

Hand operated sprayers are better for small quick projects in order to avoid long project times and becoming overtired during use.

The size of your project is another important factor to consider as this is also going to play a major role in the type of sprayer that you’ll need to buy in order achieve the best coverage results.

Garden Sprayers At A Glance

Garden sprayers can be used to serve many functions for your outdoor landscaping needs. Sprayers can be used to treat an area with herbicides in order to encourage growth and flourishing of plants. Sprayers can also be used to treat problem areas and to rid your lawn and landscape of intrusions such as weeds, overgrowth, and unwanted pests.

It is recommended that you have more than one sprayer on hand to tackle the varying needs of your landscape and to avoid cross chemical contamination. For example, you wouldn’t want to use a pesticide sprayer to spray an area that has edible plants in your landscaping.

Be sure to consider what kind of issue you plan to resolve or treat when purchasing your garden sprayer.

Herbicide Sprayers

Designed for delivering herbicides to landscapes, plants, and other foliage.

Pesticide Sprayers

Designed for delivering pesticides in order to treat a landscaping problem such as overgrowth, pests, or other issues. For more information see pesticide application.

BackPack Sprayers

These sprayers combine the convenience and comfort of a backpack with the features of your sprayer. Backpack sprayers are designed to be worn like a regular backpack while using your sprayer. Some backpacks add automation into the mix for comfort and speed.

Wheeled Sprayers

These pull behind sprayers are on wheels and are designed for spraying and covering large areas. The chemicals being applied are contained in the well of this sprayer on wheels and can also be combined with automation in order to treat a large application area.

Note

Automatic or battery operated pumps cover a larger area and can provide consistent operation versus hand-held pumps that can only operate for as long as the user is able to manually pump. Battery operated and automatic sprayers come in backpack and other forms. Pairing automatic sprayers with backpack type features is a good idea for larger projects. Because they will take more time to complete. Hand Operated Pumps-provide manual operation for your garden spraying projects. Hand operated pumps are best used for projects that will take a shorter amount of time and cover a smaller area.

Chemical Resistance is Critical. It is important to choose pumps that are designed to be extremely chemically resistant as garden sprayers are designed to manage the application of various chemical types. As we discussed above sprayers may be used for the application of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals.

Chemically Resistant sprayers are a great way to extend the life of your sprayer by assuring that your sprayer performance isn’t degraded by the different chemicals that pass through your sprayer. In order to prevent cross-contamination and undesired results, it is recommended that you keep more than one sprayer on hand for herbicide applications and another on hand for pesticide applications. Label the two to avoid any mishaps.

Special Notes for California Residents and Other States

California residents are sure to consult your local rules and regulations when choosing chemicals and operating your sprayer in order to assure compliance with Proposition 65.

Due to the nature of the chemicals that can be used in garden sprayers, it is critical to assure that you are in compliance with all local laws. Especially regulations regarding chemical spray applications in your area or region.

While California is one of the most prominent states that have specific regulations for lawn and landscaping equipment that may use or come into contact with chemicals, residents of other states should also check your local rules and regulations regarding chemicals used in your sprayer to assure that you aren’t breaking any rules or laws.

FAQ’s

How do I choose between a battery operated and hand operated sprayer? Remember, consider the size of your project and the amount of time that it will take to complete. Smaller projects are easy to complete with hand pumps. Larger and ongoing projects will do better with battery operated sprayer.

What is the main difference between herbicides and pesticides? Herbicides encourage growth of plants, flowers, weeds, and foliage. Pesticides are designed to discourage the growth of plants, flowers, weeds, and foliage.

How do I choose between a backpack or a hand operated sprayer?

Choose the sprayer type that is going to provide the most comfort while using with the best application method. For large projects that cover a wider distance, you may want to consider a backpack sprayer for ease of use.Try out several sprayers to get a feel for comfort before making your final selection.

Final Thoughts

So now we’ve gone over some great sprayers and the buyers guide. You should feel ready ready to go out and purchase your next sprayer. Remember to refer to this guide when making your sprayer selection and keep in mind important factors like sprayer construction, automation, and remaining in compliance with local regulations and laws. Speaking of spraying, if you’re looking for something to spray your grass with water why not check out our lawn sprinkler buyers guide.