Here's some of the helpful hints on how to get the most our of your hose-end sprayers:
PLEASE NOTE: The sprayers with the black tips shown in our how-to videos (below) are no longer available. As a result, after shooting the videos, we upgraded our sprayers to make them even faster and easier to use. Generally, the information in these videos still applies to our new sprayers. The sprayer photos on our product page shows you exactly what our new sprayers look like, and the video below shows you generally how to use them. Check ‘em out!
Q: What is a 20 gallon hose-end sprayer?
A: The 20 gallon Fertilizer hose-end sprayer with the green lid is a 32 oz.(1 quart) jar with a sprayer attachment that connects to the end of your garden hose. This sprayer has a tube inside that siphons the correct ratio of tonic out of the jar as the water passes through the sprayer to correctly dilute the tonic with 20 gallons of water (which means it works at a rate of 1.6 oz. of solution per gallon of water).
Q: What is the difference between the Weed/Herbicide sprayer and the Fertilizer sprayer? Aren't they both "20 Gallon" hose-end sprayers?
A: The 20 gallon Weed/Herbicide hose-end sprayer with the red lid sprays at the same rate as the Fertilizer 20 gallon. However, this is a special sprayer for weed-killers only. Herbicides can leave a residue in the sprayer jar, even if they're cleaned out, and you just might end up spraying a little leftover herbicide on your prize-winning flowers! And that would be tragic! That's why this handy, separate sprayer was created, with an easy-to-recognize red lid that signals caution.
Q: So what's so special about the 6 gallon Insecticide hose-end sprayer? When should I use that?
A: The 6 gallon Insecticide hose-end sprayer with the blue lid is also a 32 oz. jar, but it sprays at a rate of 5.3 oz. of solution per gallon of water. And that's just right for a lot of insecticide tonics or sprays. Of course, always double-check application directions to make sure you're spraying at the recommended rate. You wouldn't want too much of a good thing!
Q: Can I use my adjustable rate, dial-type sprayer for your tonics and if so what setting should I set it at.
A: While some dial sprayers can be used, others will be labeled that they may be damaged if used with soaps. It's usually best to use the recommended 20 gallon hose-end sprayer with the recipes rather than chance damaging your sprayer. Make sure you read the label and instructions for your sprayer before using these with my tonics. If you decide you want to take the chance, the ratio breakdown for my 20 gallon hose-end sprayer recipes is 1.6 oz. of tonic per gallon of water.
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