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Chapin Makes Lawn Care Easy

get in the know for MRO | Posted: 8/12/2022

While landscaping in the spring is key for a healthy and beautiful outdoor space, it’s important to stay on top of lawn maintenance throughout the year. Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall in the spring kickstart the growth cycle of grass, trees, and shrubbery. Making ongoing maintenance very important for healthy plants and trees. Lawn maintenance is so much more than just cutting the grass. . . pruning, trimming, and pest control are also a part of landscape maintenance.

How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn

Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy lawn and garden, while also being mindful of your herbicide and pesticide use:

  1. Set realistic goals:

    Regardless if you hire a professional, or care for your lawn and garden yourself, ask these questions: What kind of lawn do I want? Can I tolerate a certain number of weeds or other pests? And, how can I prevent weed and pest problems? By being practical about how you want your lawn to look you can better plan how you’ll care for it. It may take a season or two of tweaking your lawn care practices to get the results you really want.

  2. Prevent problems before they occur:

    Try to use the correct fertilizing, mowing, over-seeding, and watering practices for your lawn and garden. If a few weeds appear, simply pull them out! By limiting your pesticide and herbicide use you can make your lawn/ garden friendlier to beneficial insects, like ladybugs and parasitic wasps, and they will keep pests in check for you.

  3. Check for and identify problems:

    Inspect your lawn regularly, that way you can find pests and other problems early. Make sure to identify lawn problems correctly, and then decide whether action is truly needed. Remember that plant damage may not be caused by pests. Plants can be injured by poor growing conditions, poor maintenance, road salt, or even dog urine. And a few weeds or insect pests in a healthy lawn are pretty typical. Knowing about the pests that affect your lawn and their life cycles will help you decide if and when to act, and how to prevent further problems.

    Scotts Roundup Concentrate
    Roundup is one of the most recognizable brands of weed control on the market. It’s no wonder why! With a formula that can kill unwanted grasses, weeds, and plants right to the root in just three days, there’s some serious weed-stopping power in one bottle. Here at, we carry a range of Scotts weed control products, including Roundup. Available in ready-to-use spray bottles, wands, and concentrates.

  4. Use a variety of ways to deal with problems:

    Pest problems that keep coming back are often a sign that your lawn care needs some tweaking. These changes can include: correcting drainage or fertility problems, adding lime, increasing mowing height, or removing thatch. Try changing up your lawn and garden routine and see if that helps!

  5. Include a mix of plants:

    Be sure to include a mix of many different plants and grasses in your lawn or garden. A diverse landscape is better for the environment and can be easier to maintain because it prevents pest problems from spreading.

  6. Protect helpful animals and insects:

    It is important to protect birds, beneficial insects, earthworms, and other organisms that play an important role in keeping your lawn healthy. Birds and predatory insects feed on grubs and other pests. Insects, earthworms, beneficial fungi, and other micro-organisms break down thatch and aerate the soil. The best way to protect these beneficial animals and insects is to only use insecticides and fungicides when absolutely needed.

Pick the right Sprayer for your Job

Now, let’s take a look at some Chapin sprayers that are compatible with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and more!

For Pros

For the lawn care and landscaping pros out there, Chapin's Poly Pro Series Sprayers are a favorite go-to. These sprayers have 40% more pump volume per stroke, Viton seals and gaskets, and comfort grip handles. It is available in 2-gallon or 3-gallon tank sizes and includes Chapin’s SureSpray Anti-Clog Filter. This sprayer is perfect for long hours of gardening and landscaping as it is lightweight, yet heavy-duty.

Chapin Sprayers
Chapin's Poly Pro Series Sprayers

For On-the-Go

But for those times when you’ve got to be on the move, the Chapin's Backpack Sprayer will be your go-to. With a 4-gallon capacity, Viton seals, and a 3-piece nozzle pack this sprayer is sure to keep up with all the spraying jobs you have on your to-do list. The adjustable padded shoulders and waist straps guarantee that operating this sprayer for extended periods of time will be comfortable and secure. Better yet, the Pro Series backpack sprayer can be used left or right-handed.

Chapin's Backpack Sprayers
Chapin's Backpack Sprayers

For Multiple Chemicals

If you are needing to use multiple chemicals, try the Chapin's Mix on Exit Backpack Sprayer. No need for pre-mixing chemicals or wasting what you don’t use. The Mix on Exit backpack comes with 2 chemical tanks so you can use one and keep one handy when you need to switch. Clean water goes directly into the main tank, then set the dial to accurately adjust your chemical concentrate. With a 4-gallon capacity and 3 different nozzle types included, this is a great option for switching between different tasks.

Chapin's Mix on Exit Backpack Sprayer
Chapin's Mix on Exit Backpack Sprayer

For Bulk Spraying

What about serious bulk sprayings, like on golf courses, or large lawns? For situations where you need to cover a ton of ground, a Chapin's ATV Sprayer can be a great solution. Getting around a golf course, farm, or other property fast for those large-scale spraying jobs has never been easier! With the 15-gallon ATV Deluxe Spot Sprayer, you can mount the tank to your lawn tractor, UTV, or ATV to get where you need to go. The see-through exterior makes it easy to monitor your levels out in the field, and the 26-foot horizontal spray provides efficient total coverage. That means you can say “goodbye dandelions” once and for all!

Chapin's ATV sprayer
Chapin's ATV sprayer

For Multipurpose Use

Now these larger sprayers by Chapin are great for businesses and large grassy areas, but let’s talk about some Chapin sprayers that are more suitable for around the house.

Chapin's Nitrile Sprayer
Chapin's Nitrile Sprayer

If you want something handheld, you won’t find a hand sprayer at's more popular than this multipurpose sprayer. With nitrile seals, it’ll handle almost anything, from cleaning solutions to herbicides and pesticides. While this sprayer is designed to specialize in cleaning and degreasing. This sprayer also has Viton seals and a brass adjustable cone nozzle. Both these hand sprayers are typically used for industrial cleaning, fertilizing, or herbicides/pesticides.

Finally, if you’re looking for a more basic household trigger sprayer Chapin also has the Power Mister and Upside-Down Sprayer. And yes, you are correct the Upside-Down Sprayer can even spray upside down, unlike other common trigger sprayers. Both of these trigger sprayers are perfect for everyday cleaning applications and they are both compatible with common fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides. Making them an ideal trigger sprayer to keep around your home, garden, or greenhouse!

Now that you know how Chapin can help you keep pests away, browse through our website to find the one that suits your needs, or if you have any questions contact us here and we would be happy to help you out!

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