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Show Us What You're Spraying: Win a $50 Visa Gift Card + Customer Highlight Blog Feature

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

We know you've been waiting for the opportunity to win big, lucky for you the Customer Highlight Contest is back and so are the prizes! You could be one of THREE lucky winners to receive a FREE $50 VISA gift card and your very own Customer Highlight blog feature. 

Want to know how to enter for a chance to win? Simply follow these steps:

1. Whether you’re spraying lawns, crops or pests, we want to see it! So go ahead and submit a photo that best showcases your work. Photos are not limited to the applications above, other spraying applications in a variety of industries are also welcome:

  • Landscaping
  • Vineyards
  • Nurseries
  • Athletic fields
  • Golf Courses
  • Greenhouses
  • Powerwashing
  • Weed Management and more!

2. Share it with us! Use our contest form to upload and submit your photo. You can do it through your computer or directly from your phone for easy access! 

Upload Photo & Enter to Win Click Here

Contest ends Monday, March 28th and winners will be announced and notified on Tuesday, March 29th. We understand time is a valuable commodity, so we will email the winners with 5 questions that can be answered and emailed back. The answers will be used on our Customer Highlight blog series which will run in the upcoming months. The $50 Visa gift card will be sent through regular postal service after email confirmation is received. Read more about the rules and restrictions here.


Ready to enter? Share your photo and you may win big!

Good luck! 

Topics: Kings Sprayer, spray equipment, Sprayer Depot, pest control, Customers, giveaway, contest, lawn spraying

Spraying for Weed Control

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Thu, Mar 03, 2016

Spring is just a few weeks away and now is the perfect time to start planning for weed control. dandelion-851883_1280.jpgHowever, before you pull out the chemicals and get your sprayer ready to go, consider the following key elements to an effective weed control application:


You may already know the type of weeds you'll be spraying this spring. Nevertheless, it's not uncommon to find a few new species that may not have been there last year. Proper identification of weeds is the first step to getting rid of those pesky invaders. Examine the area you're spraying to identify whether weeds are broadleaf, grassy or woody. Also consider whether the weeds you are spraying are cool or warm season. This will help you get started on your treatment plan. Check out this great tool, Weed Identification & Management, by our friends at the University of Wisconsin, that will make identifying weeds so much easier!


Now that you've identified the weeds you can move on to choosing the appropriate herbicide to get rid of them. Don't just spray any type of product, some herbicides work well with specific weeds while others might just be a waste of your money. It is important to always read the label before application, not only will this save you time and money but will yield the best results in controlling weeds. Not all pumps and nozzles are compatible with harsh chemicals so you'll want to double check your spray equipment to ensure that the components and parts in your sprayer can handle the chemicals.


Remember how we mentioned the importance of determining whether weeds are warm or cool season? This is where that information comes in handy. Spraying at the wrong time is just a waste of money. If you've identified weeds are cool season weeds,  then the hot weather will literally do your job for you by killing them by summer time. You can pocket those savings and move on to treating those weeds that will require chemicals.

Of course, there is a lot more that goes into controlling weeds but we know this will get you started on the right path to considering the best approach when spraying lawns.

If you are looking for the best spray equipment to help you control weeds, don't forget to check out our online inventory. Whether you need a backpack sprayer or a skid sprayer, we have different models available and can customize them for your application.

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