Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Garden Pump Sprayer [Review]

Even though we are in the midst of cold winter months, I have already begun thinking about my garden and my strategy for taking care of the yard and the plants. After years of not weeding (by hand or with weed killers), our front yard became overrun with weeds. Last summer, I focused my efforts on pulling weeds out by hand. Yes, there are all natural and homemade weed killer recipes that I could make, but there is just something about pulling a dandelion with the whole root out of the ground. This year, I need to make sure the weeds do not take over more of the yard. I plan on making homemade weed killer recipes and using my new garden pump sprayer for quick and easy weed removal.

2 Gallon Garder Sprayer      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Pre-assembled, easy to use
Container made out of plastic
Builds pressure fast

Adjustable tip for broad/focused spray

One of the first things I noticed is that the garden pump sprayer comes pre-assembled. This means that I can take the sprayer out of the box and immediately use it. My husband was able to pump the handle a few times and the pressure was already starting to build. This garden sprayer pump is easy and quick to use.

The container is made from a thick plastic. The whole garden sprayer is made from plastic, which I do not prefer, but it does make the sprayer lighter to carry around. The 2 gallon size would be perfect to cover the weeds in our 1/2 acre yard. I like that I can mix up a batch of natural weed killer, pour it into the 2 gallon pump sprayer and get right to work. The 2 gallon capacity is just right for me. Anything more would be too heavy for me to carry around.

Although I have not been able to go outside to use the garden pump sprayer since we are in the middle of the winter, I think it will be very easy and portable to use in the yard. The extender wand will be perfect for targeting just the weed or the specific spot I need to treat. I really like that the tip adjusts for a broad spray or a focused spray.

I see myself using the garden pump sprayer primarily for killing weeds with homemade weed killer and homemade natural insecticides/pesticides for the garden. Here is my favorite weed killer recipe.

Non-Toxic Weed Killer Recipe
Fill garden pump sprayer with 1 gallon of vinegar (can purchase conventional). Spray weeds or grass growing where you do not want it to grow. Be careful about spraying what you want to keep as vinegar will kill what it touches.

--> Salt is another powerful weed killer. Dissolve one cup of salt in a gallon of water and add to the vinegar.

--> For a more powerful weed killer, let the pump sprayer sit in the sunlight for at least one hour to get hot. Hot vinegar = dead weeds!

The 2 gallon garden pump sprayer will be my favorite garden accessory this summer. The ability to make my own eco-friendly weed killer and spray it exactly where I need to is invaluable.

Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.

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