How to get your Solo sprayer ready for winter

As the winter chill sets in, it’s time to prep our outdoor tools for the cooler months ahead. If you’re a proud owner of a Solo sprayer, ensuring it’s winter-ready will not only extend its life but also ensure it’s primed for when you need it most. Whether you’re tackling pests in the orchard or maintaining your garden, a properly winterised sprayer is key.

Winterisation made simple

Winterising your Solo sprayer involves a few easy steps that can make a big difference in its performance and longevity. Start by giving it a thorough clean after each use leading into autumn. Residual chemicals left inside can cause damage over time. Use Solo’s recommended cleaning agents and follow their maintenance tips to keep your sprayer in top shape.

  • Inspect all seals, hoses, and nozzles for wear and tear.
  • Replace any worn-out parts to prevent leaks during application.
  • Lubricate moving parts to ensure smooth operation in colder temperatures.

Solo sprayers are tough, but a bit of care now can save you headaches later.

Practical applications for winter

You might think a sprayer is only useful in warmer months, but there are plenty of tasks around your place where your Solo sprayer will prove invaluable:

Frost protection: Give your vulnerable plants a fighting chance against frost by spraying protective solutions. Solo sprayers make it easy to apply antifreeze or protective coatings efficiently.

Weed control: Winter is the perfect time to tackle stubborn weeds that stay active underground. Use your Solo sprayer to apply herbicides selectively without harming dormant plants or grass.

Tree care: Keep your fruit trees healthy with dormant oil sprays. These control pests and diseases during winter dormancy. Solo sprayers ensure thorough coverage with minimal effort.

Soil health: Boost your garden soil with compost teas or organic fertilisers using your sprayer. Winter applications enrich soil for a vibrant spring garden.

Fence maintenance: Protect wooden fences and structures from winter weather with coatings applied via your Solo sprayer. It’s quick and efficient, saving you time and effort.

Why Solo works for Kiwi property owners

Solo sprayers are known for their reliability and versatility in our diverse regions. Built tough and designed for ease of use, they handle everything from small gardens to sprawling rural properties with ease. With Solo, you get consistent performance and durability, year after year.

Tips for storing your sprayer

Once your winter prep is done and your Solo sprayer is ready for a break, proper storage ensures it’s ready to go come spring:

Thorough cleaning: Remove all chemicals and clean your sprayer thoroughly as per Solo’s instructions.

Dry completely: Ensure all parts are dry to prevent rust or corrosion.

Indoor storage: If possible, store your sprayer in a cool, dry place away from freezing temperatures.

Solo sprayers are designed to last, but a little care now means they’ll be ready when you need them most.

By winterising your Solo sprayer now, you’re not just protecting your investment — you’re ensuring it remains a reliable tool throughout the seasons. Follow these straightforward steps, use your sprayer for essential winter tasks, and you’ll keep your place looking its best year-round.

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