Best Garden Sprayer: Keep Your Lawn Free of Weeds
A good garden sprayer can make raising flowers and vegetables—even keeping your lawn healthy—easier than ever.
If you’re trying to grow a great lawn, vegetable garden, or flower garden, there’s little doubt you’re going to need a good sprayer. Both lawns and gardens must be fertilized properly and watered the right amount to eradicate weeds whenever they pop up. Of course, a garden sprayer is great for all those jobs. When shopping for the best garden sprayer, consider these factors.
- Handheld Options: Handheld garden sprayers are typically the smallest and least expensive, but they still get the job done quite well. That is, if it’s not a huge job that requires you to spray lots of liquids. Many of the most popular models only hold a gallon of liquid, so spraying large areas isn’t possible without repeated refilling; these models are best for smaller yards.
- Pack Design: A five-gallon sprayer weighs about 40 pounds when full, and it can be quite a handful. Sprayers with a built-in backpack are just the ticket for those who want a larger sprayer. Backpack sprayers with a base are designed to sit upright if you set them down to prevent leaks or spills. Backpack sprayers also come with well-padded straps that are comfortable and easy to adjust.
- Battery-Powered: For those tired of pumping up their sprayers in order to build up pressure, some manufacturers offer battery-powered sprayers for added convenience. Look for a model that will spray for at least three or four hours on a single battery charge, and that will allow you to spray more than 100 gallons before replacing the battery. While these units are typically substantially more expensive than pump units, the added convenience makes them well worth it for many gardeners.
Our Picks for the Best Garden Sprayers on Amazon
Top Pick Overall: Chapin 20000 Garden Sprayer
Runner Up: Field King Backpack Sprayer
Premium Pick: PetraTools 4 Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer
Also Consider: Scotts Battery Powered Pump, 2-Gal
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