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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Garden Sprayer

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Garden Sprayer

Oct 12th 2021

Are you looking for a sprayer that evenly disperses water across your beautiful garden? Do you want to simplify the process of caring for your plants? If so, then you need to learn all you can about choosing a garden sprayer.

Believe it or not, there are several factors you should think about when you choose a gardening sprayer. Is it portable? How long will it last? Is it made by a trusted brand? Does it have the capacity that you need?

See below for an in-depth guide on the different factors that you should consider when choosing gardening supplies, such as your gardening sprayer.

1. The Brand

First things first, before you start looking into the different models and sizes, you should consider one thing: finding a brand that you can trust. 

There are many different gardening equipment companies out there, but their efficiency varies, to say the least.

To start your search be sure to take some time to research the most trusted brands. If you already have your eyes set on a certain model, just look up the reviews for it.

You can do so by either Googling the name of the brand/model or visiting their website for customer testimonials. Be sure to ask a few questions as you read through the reviews:

  • Was the customer satisfied with the production of this garden sprayer?
  • How big was their garden? Did the sprayer handle it effectively?
  • Did the garden sprayer work as well as they had expected it to?
  • Do they still use that sprayer months/years after they purchased it?
  • Are there any consistent issues that multiple clients had with that product?

Once you have some answers, you'll have more confidence in the model that you buy.

You should also consider the purpose behind the brand. For example, WorkHorse products are intended for higher volume and more power.

2. The Type of Garden Sprayer

When browsing around for garden sprayers previously, you may have noticed that there are a few different types of garden sprayers on the market.

Each garden sprayer can, for the most part, be placed into one of three types:

  1. Tank Sprayers
  2. Backpack Sprayers
  3. Hose-End Sprayers

The names pretty much imply the differences, but let's dive into these a bit more.

Tank sprayers are primarily used for higher volumes. They're able to store larger quantities of liquid (40 gallons, for example), and place those tanks on wheels for more mobility.

Hose-end sprayers, as the name suggests, simply attach to the end of your garden hose. They apply more force to the water, which is nice but can only travel as far as the length of your garden hose.

Backpack sprayers allow you to store a certain amount of liquid inside a backpack-like bag/tank that you can carry with you as you spray it around your garden.

As you might imagine, each of these offers its own pros and cons.

Tank sprayers are more expensive, but pack more power and water storage, while still being mobile. Backpack sprayers allow you to move freely, but with limited supply.

3. The Tank's Capacity

Imagine the horror of investing in a garden sprayer, having it delivered, then going to use it and finding out it doesn't fulfill your need.

For example, if you have a larger garden, then a backpack sprayer probably won't fit your need. You'd need to consider a tank sprayer in that instance.

Always, always, always look into the capacity of the tank for the garden sprayer you wish to buy. Most product details will even give you an idea of the size of garden it's intended for.

If you're unsure, call us at 660-886-9570 and we'll point you in the right direction.

A five-gallon tank will get you through most gardens just fine. For smaller gardens, a one or two-gallon tank might suffice.

However, for the really big gardens, we recommend you consider up to 40-gallons. It's better to have excess than not enough.

4. The Maintenance

Some types of garden sprayers are more high-maintenance than others, literally. You need to make sure that you're getting as much information as you can on the maintenance they require.

For example, a tank garden sprayer that doesn't have a filter can cause you more hassle than help.

Make sure that the sprayer you invest in has a way of filtering out dirt and debris so that cleanup is as simple as washing the filter and placing it back inside.

Anything else is a waste of your time. If you're going to spend money on an item, make sure it gives you a high ROI.

5. The Longevity

Like we just said, if you're going to spend money on a garden sprayer, you may as well find one with a high return on your investment.

This goes back to learning about the brand that manufactured the sprayer. If you purchase a lesser brand for cheap, you might be turning around to buy a new one next year.

When reading the reviews, pay special attention to how long customers say they've used it. If they've purchased the same model multiple signs, it's a sign that the sprayer offers a great return!

Invest in the Perfect Garden Sprayer Today

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on the factors to consider when shopping for a garden sprayer, use them wisely.

Be sure to read this article for more information on the five top places to buy sprayer parts.

For more inquiries, please be sure to reach out to us via phone at 660-886-9570 and we will be happy to assist you further.