It’s been awhile since I’ve added any new posts to this blog, but with the purchase of my new garden sprayer I’m inspired to write. You see, I just purchased a stainless steel garden sprayer. Why? Well, because I got tired of wasting money on the annual purchase of a new garden sprayer only to find out I’d have to buy another one the following year.
The first year I bought a garden sprayer,I bought the cheapest one I could find because I didn’t quite know what I was doing. It didn’t last the entire season. Next year I went to a local garden shop and purchased an upscale model. I was happy the upscale sprayer as it made it through the entire season, but the following season I had to purchase yet another one. Last year I bought an Echo (I don’t remember the brands of the other ones I purchased). I just knew this Echo would last a few years, but I was wrong.
Researching Durable Garden Sprayers
Instead of spending more money on a one-season sprayer, I decided to do a little research. I lurked around a few garden forums to see what the more experienced gardeners purchased. I soon found the trick to long-lasting garden sprayers is to purchase a stainless steel sprayer. The names Chapin, Hudson Bugwiser and B&G were bandied about in the forums.
Armed with names to research, I ended up buying the Chapin 2-gallon stainless steel sprayer (affiliate link). I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a sprayer for some cost well over $200. The more expensive sprayers were used not only for gardens, but for bug extermination. Since my needs were more environmentally friendly, simple and non-toxic, the 2-gallon Chapin satisfied my needs.
Working with the Chapin Garden Sprayer
The one downside to the Chapin garden sprayer is that it doesn’t have a pressure release valve. I knew this before I purchased it, but figured I’d be able to learn how to get around this inconvenience. I really wanted something that would last for several years. If a durable garden sprayer came at the cost of a pressure release valve, so be it.
I haven’t had a chance as yet to put it to a true test. After completing the minor assembly requirements, I filled it halfway with water to see how it works. I pumped it up to build pressure and was able to spray a few plants. So far so good.
I won’t truly be able to give a full review of my new Chapin garden sprayer until I’ve used it for a few weeks or months. My purpose for buying the sprayer is to spray my plants with bokashi tea and the occasional diluted mixture of diatomaceous earth and water. If it can accomplish those tasks with little to no problem, I’ll be a happy camper.
I’ll provide a better update in the weeks/months to come. I’m hoping that several years from now I can look back at this post and smile knowing that my Chapin sprayer had served me well over the years.