A garden sprayer or fogger is an essential tool for any grow room or garden. You will absolutely need one of these devices at some point in your grow. That’s true whether it's for foliar feeding or pest management.
Here at Hydrobuilder, we carry the widest selection of garden sprayers online at the lowest prices. Find your favorite brands, including Hudson, Mondi, Rainmaker, and more.
What do you need garden sprayers, foggers, and atomizers for in the grow room?
There are two main reasons you would need to use a garden sprayer during your grow. These are foliar feeding and pest control or prevention.
Using garden sprayers to foliar feed
Foliar feeding is a way of applying nutrients or pest control methods directly onto the leaves of a plant. Foliar feeding usually leads to quicker uptake. It’s the best way to remove pests, diseases, and deficiencies too. That’s because you can precisely target the bad areas.
If you are dealing with nutrient lockout, foliar feeding is a great way to provide more nutrition.
If you find your plants are not taking up moisture through the roots, you will need to foliar feed. You will need to wet the leaves lightly with a sprayer or atomizer if the humidity is too low. You can also use a humidifier!
To apply nutrients to the foliage of the plant, growers need to use a sprayer. Hobby farmers tend to use manual garden sprayers, as they generally are just spraying a few plants. These devices feature a pump, and are super simple to use.
Larger gardens generally opt for an electric garden sprayer. Those looking to save their time and energy will also go for sprayers. These are like manual atomizer sprayers but are powered by a battery source. This gets rid of much of the human work. If you have a ton of plants, you need a rechargeable battery powered garden sprayer.
Tips for foliar feeding
- Do not spray in temperatures above 80 degrees
- Spraying in humid areas is ideal
- Solutions should be more diluted than with root feeding
- A finer mist is superior, ensuring an even spread of particles
- Spray tops AND bottoms of leaves
How do you apply pesticides and fungicides?
If you see pests or diseases on your plants, quick removal is essential. The best way to remove these issues is by using an insecticide or fungicide specific to the need.
You need to correctly dose pesticide or fungicide in your sprayer and attack the source on your foliage directly.
What is the best garden sprayer?
All of the garden sprayers here at Hydrobuilder are quality products from reputable brands. With that said, however, our favorites are the Hudson, Rainmaker, and Root Lowell lines.
Choosing which yard sprayer is right for you will come down to how often you plan on using it. It also depends how many plants you have in your garden. Manual atomizer sprayers are great for those who only need to spray a couple of plants every now and then.
If you are a commercial grower an electric atomizer pest control sprayer is best for you. It’s also perfect for the hobby grower looking to cut down on labor. People will also use total release foggers because of this.
If you want to see which ones we consider the Best Garden Sprayers, check out the list in our blog.
We carry pest sprayers ranging from 32 oz all the way up to 5 gallons. If you have any questions about which sprayer is right for you, our expert growers are available at 888-815-9763 to help!