Are You Taking Care of Your Garden Sprayer Equipment Properly?
As an active gardener, you must be having and using some kind of sprayer equipment. You must know that it is equipment and it should be ready to use whenever needed. Garden Sprayer is an important weapon fighting against the fungicides. It also helps you control several related plants and other diseases.
There are many types of liquids and solutions used for different purposes in a garden spraying. It could be wetted sulphur, or copper based fungicide and solutions of milk as well. Whatever may be the type of liquid content, the sprayer equipment must be in a working order every time you need to spray. Therefore, it is extremely essential that you know how to keep the equipment in good shape and maintain it properly.
Once you have finished spraying you must know that it is the best time for equipment’s service. First, rinse the equipment well with clean water. Rinse it thoroughly and empty the water in your garden. Throwing this water in to drain is not good as this also contains remanent residue dissolved in the water, which will be beneficial for your garden.
The brass nozzle of the sprayer equipment is little more sensitive to the chemical actions. It can corrode easily with specific fungicides. Some of the other chemicals present in fungicides could even choke the brass nozzle also. If this happens anytime, you should know how to open the nozzle again. A sewing machine needle is one of the most appropriate tools and you can easily unblock the nozzle for next use.
When rinsing the sprayer equipment do not stop just by doing it once rather rinse it for three times at least. Residue inside the tank and the pipes never get washed away so easily and if ignored it can create problems when you intend to use the equipment next time. It is always better washing for three times than to leave the residue inside. Fungicides and other residue also contain lime, calcium and other contents, which will form a whitish thin-layered scale inside the tank. It will subsequently convert in to a thick lining and will be a source of corrosion.
Sometime despite rinsing and cleaning repeatedly chemicals and other residue are not withered out. It remains within the tank and pipes though in minis ules. Rinsing after each use will help you remove the residue that has been deposited inside after the previous use. It will also save your plants from any harmful effects of residue.