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Ross Root Feeder Heavy Duty Model

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4.5 out of 5 stars 201 customer reviews
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  • Delivers fertilizer nutrients and water directly to the root zone.
  • Great for watering during droughts
  • Stops pollution from fertilizer run-off
  • Encourages deep root develop for tree and shrub stability.
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Product Description

Product Description

Ross Rootfeeder Heavy Duty Model 1200D for Tree and Shrubs delivers water and fetilizer directly to the root zone

From the Manufacturer

Easy Gardener manufactures and distributes over 200 products to top lawn and garden retailers in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Our product lines include landscape fabrics, shade fabrics, fertilizers, tree care products, landscape edging, sun screen fabrics, netting and plastic fencing. Tree experts recommend watering and fertilizing below the soil's surface, where most of the active tree roots grow. The Ross Root Feeder's deep feeding system is specially designed to do exactly that. Simply connect a garden hose to the Root Feeder and insert the feed tube into the soil around the dripline of a tree. Water flows through a chamber filled with fertilizer, through a feed tube right to the tree's roots. Perfect for drought weather, there is no runoff and wasted water, just healthy, beautiful trees all season. The Ross Root Feeder is available in two models, Model 1200C is our heavy-duty Root Feeder and Model 102 is our economy level Root Feeder.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 9.5 x 28 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B00002NC84
  • Item model number: 12044
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,190 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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I first ran into the Ross Root feeder around 2000 when I built a new home and was looking at how to get my young trees established. Since then I have given several root feeders as gifts and it seems that no one has ever heard of such a tool until I give them one! I also buy the shrub and tree food refills that go in the top of the root feeder to add supplements to the root system. These have made a noticeable difference in the health of my trees and shrubs. It also helps you use far less water by putting the water in the ground instead of ON the ground and relying on absorption to get the job done. The plants are much more responsive. I only buy the heavy duty version now (this is the HD version) b/c I like the vastly improved handle over the original design. A+
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I live at the edge of the Mojave dessert in California. The soil is very poor. There is topsoil down to about 6 inches, then a 12 inch layer of "Calichi" (hardpan), then silty soil below that. Water does not penetrate the calichi layer.I have grass planted with a sprinkler system. When the sprinklers go on, the soil becomes saturated quickly because surface water does not penetrate the calichi layer. Trees planted in the lawn do not get enough water. The root feeder is the perfect tool to water trees by getting water below the calichi layer. The root feeder will not by itself penetrate the calichi layer so I first have to prepare a hole by driving a 3/8 reinforcing bar into the ground to get past the calichi layer. I then withdraw the re-bar and insert the root feeder. My one complaint is that the threads conecting the plastic handle to the metal rod are too fine, and as a result, after much use the rod separates from the plastic handle. I solve this problem by wrapping the rod threads with Teflon tape.
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I actually like this product and would have given it five stars but mine has broken after only a few times of use. It's also out of warranty as I bought it early last year. I have a possible solution that might prevent his from happening to others.

When this product worked for me it worked VERY well. It put fertilizer right where I needed it and this year my wife's roses look great.

The weakest part of this unit is where the garden hose connects. I am a stickler for making sure the connections are not cross threaded and I had this one on tight when all at once the hose just popped out of the connector. I put it back on making sure that it was tight but not overtightened. Again the hose popped out. When I attempted to reattach the hose the third time the connector would not accept the hose fittings. It cannot be used at all now.

I think part of what caused my problem was me carrying the unit around with the garden hose attached. Be sure and disconnect the hose after use.

If I were to purchase another I will attach a garden hose shut-off valve on it. That way I will not ruin the threads on the unit by constantly attaching and removing a garden hose from the unit itself I would be attaching it to the shut off valve instead.

If you are tempted to carry the unit around anyway with a garden hose attached I might have a solution for that too. I'd attach shut-off valve to the unit and reinforce it with duct tape. Maybe even wrap the tape around a couple of wooden dowels. It certainly will not look pretty but if it saves the unit from breaking it might be worth trying.
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I am reordering this product after over five years of productive use. It has been a extremely useful fertilizing both a line of roses and a mature dogwood, which had been very stressed by a serious bout with anthracnose. Both plantings had intervening layers of ground covers, and the deep watering wand enabled me to deliver precisely the fertilizer needed for each individual plant, and those plants responded well. Nontheless my root feeder ultimately failed, and not for the most common reason given by these comments. I did not have a problem with thread failure at the hose connection because I had (while unaware of this problem) fitted my root feeder with a Gardena snap connector. I believe Ross makes a version of this snap connector, and they might want to consider including one (or at least recommending one) with this product. What caused mine to fail was my carelessness in not flushing the wand after each use. The accumulated buildup of soil and chemicals in a wet environment caused the outlet apertures to corrode shut. Ross might consider making a version with a stainless steel wand (which, I'm sure, would add to its cost), or at least posting a prominent warning in its written materials to fully flush after each use.
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This saved my maple tree. Over half of the leaves on this tree were parched. After 60 some-odd days of over 100 degree temperatures in Texas, my trees were dying. I had this shipped immediately to try to save them and this morning I found new growth on my my maple tree. I've been watering all of my trees from underground, keeping the water from evaporating and getting it right down to the roots where it's needed.
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The Ross 1200C Heavy Duty Tree and Shrub Root Feeder is an excellent tool. After spending an entire weekend combing the "Big Box" stores and multi-location nurseries looking for this tool (and getting strange responses from store personnel), I was finally able to find one on your website. With the Texas drought testing our trees, the root feeder has enabled me to return my trees to a robust condition.
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