Backpack Sprayers

If you have a passion for lawn care and want to apply liquid products  (fertilizer, herbicides, iron, and more) the right way,  then investing in a quality backpack sprayer will take your lawn game to a whole new level.

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Chapin 61800 4 Gallon Backpack Sprayer

I’m a big fan of Chapin International’s line of lawn care tools, and this sprayer has a number of features which make it a great investment.

There’s a high-quality filtration system in the tank that helps avoid the frustration of clogs and will help your sprayer last a long time, the padded shoulder straps are high-quality and make this sprayer comfortable to wear, and the opening at the top of the tank is wide enough to make pouring your fertilizer and herbicide in a breeze. Some have reported theirs leaked after a year or so – mine held up great, so I’m happy to recommend it.

PetraTools 4 Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer

If you’re looking for a large, professional-quality and battery-powered sprayer then PetraTools is the way to go.

This unit is high quality and the battery lasts a long time. The spray is really excellent and very even with this sprayer, and the entire product just feels high quality.

Makes application of liquid fertilizer and/or herbicides a breeze, and I love all of the different application tips that are included. Worth it if it’s in your budget.

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Field King Max 190348 Backpack Sprayer

This budget-friendly option includes 4 nozzles for different application types and the tank is high quality.

There’s virtually no risk of leaking with this sprayer.

I like that the shut-off is lockable and that there’s an in-line filter to avoid clogs. Depending upon what you use your sprayer for this is important.

My Tips for Success When Spraying

There are a few basic tips that I’d like to share in case you’re brand new to spraying your lawn.

Lawn Spraying Tips
  • Do some practicing with water in your sprayer before you try to apply fertilizer or herbicide. This will allow you to learn how quickly to walk, and get a feel for your sprayer’s coverage with different nozzles/tips.
  • If you find you’re struggling to know what you have and have not sprayed, when you mix your herbicide or fertilizer, try mixing in a dye (like this one on Amazon) so it’s obvious where you have and have not sprayed. This can be really helpful for beginners.
  • Always spray on a calm day. Wind is not your friend.
  • Be aware of your hardscapes and learn to carefully spray the edges of your lawn so you don’t stain walkways, edging, or sidewalks.
  • Wear PPE – long pants and sleeves, closed-toe shoes, gloves, eye protection, and a mask.
  • Properly dispose of any remaining liquid by taking it to your local household hazardous waste disposal facility.

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