Dealing with Drift Using a Lawn Sprayer

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Dealing with drift using a lawn sprayer is simple with these tips, get expert advice on lawn care and maintenance in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Travis Steglich

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Okay, now that we've got our pesticide loaded up and we've got our spray pattern down and that kind of a thing. We need to talk about where you're going to put your chemicals. One of the things we're going to worry about is drift. You want your chemicals to go down in the area that you're trying to get the pest out of, whether it's weed control or its insecticides or it's just the stain that you're putting down on your deck. You want it to land where it needs to be. It's not going to do you any good if it blows across the fence and ends up in your neighbor?s swimming pool. So we're going to go out here in the wind and I'm going to attempt, I've got good pressure, I'm going to attempt to demonstrate what happens when the wind gets a hold of the spray that's coming out of your hand sprayer. I hope that you can see that when I hold the spray up that it goes out and it just takes off. It's slanting 20, 30 feet down there if then. It's getting away from me. Even when I'm down here on the ground spraying right in front of me and directing the spray at the ground it's still a lot of it going 10 or 12 feet. I can see it down there on the leaves on the grass. Your pesticides, you put them on for a reason and your applying whatever product it is, whether it's a disinfectant or a stain or a pesticide, you're putting it on for a reason and if they're not going where you want them you're not doing any good. As a matter of fact you could be doing a lot of harm.