Fenceline spraying is the quickest and cheapest way to maintain your fences. Many property owners and farmers think that this task is unneeded or too time consuming to worry about. I conducted some research and found that both sides of the argument have valid points. In this article, you will learn why and when spraying fencelines is important. You will also discover four fenceline spraying tips that I have learnt from people in the field that complete this job every year.
The Argument: Is Fenceline Spraying Important?
For many years there has never been an exact answer about whether fenceline spraying is needed or not. After gathering a lot of feedback, I have come to a conclusion. To gather everything I learnt, I decided to lay out the information from both sides of the argument.
Conclusion: Fenceline spraying is a task that should happen on your farm or ranch but using the right chemical is key. If you are wanting grass to stay and weeds to go, Roundup® is probably too strong. If your fences are electric, Roundup® is your best option as you don't want any growth getting near your fences. Read the below tips to learn more about how you can make fenceline spraying simple.
4 Revealing Fenceline Spraying Tips:
- Don't spray on windy days - What is your neighboring crop? While spraying on windy days can make your spraying inaccurate, it can also be dangerous. If you are spraying fence rows next to a sensitive crop, the chemical you use could affect its growth dramatically. Below is a good video that will help you understand why not to spray on windy days.
- Use the right chemical - Choosing the right chemical will depend on what your neighboring crop is, what type of fenceposts you have and whether you have an electric fence or not. To view the latest on what chemical to use, watch the video below.
- Use a boomless nozzle - The reason a boomless nozzle is so affective for fenceline spraying is because of its accuracy. Because of the way it sprays, it allows you to travel close to the fence while applying a good amount of liquid on your fence rows. It is also extremely effortless. You just switch on your pump and your set to spray.
- Use a sprayer that is easy to clean - If you have to spray weeds and then grass, you may be changing your chemical. Having a spray tank that is easy to drain with a sump is a must. This will allow you to rinse without mixing chemicals.
Although there are other fenceline spraying techniques, these simple tips will help you save more time and spray more efficiently. From my research, it appears that having a good sprayer and using the right chemicals are the key things to get right. If you have any question about these tips or have a tip to add to the list, comment below.