Tending to the lawn means more than turning on a sprinkler or spreading fertilizer. Plants must be protected from diseases and insects, too, and that often means spraying them with chemicals to remove these issues. If the affected plant is just a tree, delivering a comprehensive spray to treat diseases and insects can be problematic unless you have a boom truck handy. The Ortho Dial ‘N Spray Multi-Use Hose-End Sprayer out of Scotts automatically dilutes concentrated substances in the reservoir and produces the ensuing spray up to 25 feet.
The Dial ‘N Spray improves on earlier long-distance sprayers that necessitated placing a finger over a hole to achieve appropriate spray pressure. This product has a dial for setting the amount of concentrate to deliver per gallon of water traveling through the garden hose and outside the spray end. The dial offers 14 settings ranging from 1 teaspoon to 8 ounces a 1 gallon of water, permitting the sprayer to accommodate a variety of substances. Simply set the dial up according to the package directions for the concentrate.
Employing the Sprayer
To achieve long-distance jet or — — spray, remove the nozzle tip. The reservoir can hold up to 32 oz of concentrate and you can pour any unused concentrate back into its original container. Wash the sprayer thoroughly following each use. In areas with lower water pressure, the spray may not achieve the 25-foot mark. For trees taller than 25 feet, consider using a different sprayer, applying systemic products or calling in a specialist.