A Guide to Weed Killer Sprayers and Sprays

Lawn weeds should be extracted as soon as possible since they compete with plants for nutrients, light, and water. On top of that, they foster pests and diseases. You can easily address this problem with the help of a weed-killer sprayer. 

However, you might not know which type will be perfect for the situation at hand.

If you are planning to buy one, you should be familiar with the different types available on the market. Don’t worry as we have a quick primer on the different types of sprayers that you can buy right now. 

We will walk you through each one and explain what they are most suitable for.


If you have a big yard, a backpack sprayer will make it seem like a breeze to cover the whole area. It is often cheaper than handhelds, but it is still capable of holding more products at a given time. 

This will let you complete the job at hand while preventing any need to refill and mix. You can get them battery-powered or pump-powered.


This is the most common product on the market right now. It is usually a hand pump that lets you build pressure and enjoy the constant flow. 

There are certain products equipped with a shoulder strap for support, though the smaller units typically come with a lock handle that will let you carry it. 

This type is ideal if you want to spray product around driveways, borders, and fence lines.


If you are looking for something lightweight, this is the right choice for you. Hose-end sprayers are often the most affordable options, although keep in mind that they cover the smallest area. 

You will need a garden hose hookup, but you will find mixing products easy since there are measurement lines.


A bigger lawn will do well with a tow-behind sprayer. You can find units with capacities from 5 to 15 gallons, although there are models that can hold as much as 60 gallons too.

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