This conversation is closed.

Automatic garden pest control sprinkler.

I started a garden for the first time, and I had fantastic growth. Then the pests came in an tried to destroy it. So I buy a pump sprayer and go to town on them. Well I dang near killed my plants in the process. This is where I had the idea of a solar powered pest control sprinkler. It would need a container to hold pest control agent (liquid); a sprinkler that can adjust from 0 to 360 degrees, and a time and day control panel. This would help automate pest control for my garden so the garden gets routine pesticides without me over spraying it and killing my garden.

  • thumb
    Aug 3 2012: The poor pest won't share your delight:(

    I have found that nature has its own mind. Some years some plants are happy and others are not. Then the next year everything changes. Pests also seem to have good and bad years. Reading nature's mood might provide its own cure.
  • thumb

    Lejan .

    • +1
    Aug 3 2012: Oh dear, I hope neither you nor your most distant neighbours are ever going to use spring or ground water for drinking or cooking purposes.

    If this is your first you may like to consider a more natural approach to keep your garden healthy than having this automated continuous chemical warfare going on...
  • Aug 5 2012: Interesting Idea, I’ve started several gardens and have had similar problems every time. It would be great if the whole process could be self-contained and automated. I even like to solar idea so that you don’t have to rely on an external power source.
    • Aug 5 2012: Hey Jason. Thanks for the input. Yeah I was thinking that if it were a regular spraying I wouldn't kill the plants and keep the dang pests of it. If it's solar it's portable. Fog works best but I'm looking to bring it in at a retail price that you will find in Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes.
      I'm working on a concept right now in Christmas lights, then I'll be moving into garden lighting. I think I 'll be able to work on this concept soon.
  • thumb
    Aug 3 2012: Pesticides may kill 99.9% of the bug population, but that remaining .1% will repopulate and will become immune to the pesticide.

    Pesticides is really only accelerating the evolutionary process of bugs, and pretty soon, they'll become super-bugs.
  • Aug 3 2012: It wasn't my first choice by any means. I tried to use natural pest controls and it failed me. So it came down to it, I use a chemical or I'm going to lose my crops.
    Do you have a better solution? I'd be interested in hearing it.
    • thumb
      Aug 3 2012: Sorry, I am no gardener, but I could picture a lot of information on this on the internet.

      My father used to have a barrel filled with clean water and stinging nettles. With time the plants rot in the barrel and formed a brownish stinky brew which pretty much killed all but the crops when poured over it by a watering can.

      But besides the 'fun' of gardening and this chemical warfare in prospect, I would really consider if I was dependent on my own grown crops for a living.

      So instead of buying all this chemicals you could leave the pest problem to the professionals and spend the money instead on their biologically grown crops.

      This way you would save your ground water and soil and you could plant flowers instead (or additionally) in those 'pest years'.