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DEEP DRIP 24 in. Tree Watering Stake


24 in. Tree Watering Stake

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Product Overview

The 24 in. Deep Drip Tree Watering Stake helps you water a tree directly at the root zone. The stake helps prevent loss of water to evaporation and runoff and is constructed from durable ABS plastic.

  • Waters trees at the root zone without losing water to evaporation or runoff
  • Helps tree roots follow deep water and grow down
  • Targeted watering and feeding helps bring sick and under-watered trees to health
  • 36 in. stake is great for average-sized trees and palms
  • ABS plastic construction is recyclable
  • UV-protected cap is engineered to be hammered into the ground with a sledgehammer (hammer not included)
  • Reposition as roots grow farther from the trunk to continue watering feeder roots
  • Place stakes 4 ft. around a tree trunk within the canopy of the tree (additional stakes not included)
  • Place fertilizer in the shaft for deep, effective nutrient absorption (fertilizer not included)
  • Oxygen flows into the stake to aerate deep roots
  • Helps prevent water runoff and hill erosion for placement on sloped terrain
  • Internal filter keeps out rocks and dirt
  • Compatible with a garden hose or automatic drip system (hose and drip system not included)
  • Slotted cap locks in drip line
  • Place in a hole during a new tree planting or hammer the stake into the ground for existing trees



Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
1.625 in


Product Type
Root watering & feeding device for trees and palms.

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One year replacement for manufacturer defects. Should the stake break or crack for any reason in the first 12 monthsafter purchase date, the customer will get a full refund or free replacement.

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Customer Questions & Answers

What if roots grow inside the stake through those opening holes?

Roots will seek water source and eventually they will grow inside into the tube which will eventually be clogged with ALL roots inside.... I'm wondering.
Asked by: tree
insert screwdriver thru slot on top of stake--rotate stake every 6 months .
Answered by: kh52
Date published: 2017-06-25

What Size Should I Buy?

I have 7 new saplings that now range in size from 6 ft. to 12 ft., although they all will grow well past 30 ft. tall and I don't want to replace all 7 watering stakes if I don't have to. With that being said, what size do you recommend I buy? Thanks, Confused
Asked by: Confused
I'm not a pro, but have used these stakes on our last two properties for a variety of trees. The 36 inch stakes are tough to bury deep enough, but the 24 inch worked out just fine. You won't need to replace them, just move them farther from the trunk as the tree grows, making sure to keep it under the umbrella of the tree as the roots typically grow to the same distance. With that said, the stakes are not that easy to remove. We had to really soak the area and use a screw driver to slip into the side holes to work the stake out. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Deb
Date published: 2016-08-05

Can you purchase replacemnt caps? Ive lost a few tona lawnmower

Asked by: Capless
Hi Capless, unfortunately we do not offer the caps for this stake as singular purchases on We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-06-15

Is a garden hose attached to the deep drip to pressure the water into the soil?

Asked by: Roberto
The garden hose is attached to supply water.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-06-17
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Customer Reviews

24 in. Tree Watering Stake is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful purchase I was a bit skeptical at first, but the price was right to experiment. To my surprise, I found that it worked beautifully. (I purchased four units). The cap on the top is strong enough to take repeated hammer blows to get it inserted into really compacted earth. Further, the spike is also strong enough to take the hammer blows without cracking. Once in the soil, the weep-holes are sufficiently large to drain away water that drips in from the top. My old orange tree is now looking much healthier, despite the devastating California drought. Practice Tip for insertion into soil. Keep water flowing into it, and hammer periodically. The water softens the soil below, and the spike eventually enters the soil without too much resistance.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Won a bet with my husband and my tree won too! Just bought one of these stakes today for my sick tree to put fertilizer in and my husband was certain it would not go in our ground which is very rocky and hard. I am happy to report we hammered in with the slege hammer and viola...not only did the stake not break (husband thought that too) but we got all 36" into the ground!! We got our fertilize in with a good healthy drink and I tell tree is already thanking me...oh yea..and the husband owes me dinner from our bet. A win win day for Mom! :) I HIGHLY reccomend Deep Drip Stakes and can atest that they DO go in bad ground.
Date published: 2012-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tree watering for the desert climate I lived in TX for 10 years and my father used these stakes religiously. I moved to AZ in 2000 and have used a number of stakes....I have 6 around my young trees, and they work perfect. I have ficus and live oak and eucalyptus trees and using these stakes with a drip line in the top keeps their roots from coming above ground. Just insert a landscape drip line in the top of the stake and your done! Great product.
Date published: 2010-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but one stake broke in half I ordered 4 stakes and they went in ok at first, but once it hit hard soil one of the stakes broke in half leaving the bottom half buried in the ground. The seam that connects what appears to be a 14" stake to the top part is not very strong.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to punch into the ground, but it works. It is better to applied when the tree is just planted. It is very hard to punch them into the ground for developed trees.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I've been looking for these for about a year and they finally showed up at my local HD. We have very hard soil around some of our trees, but these took the pounding necessary to get them in the ground. In fact, my dead blow hammer broke, but the stakes went in.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXELENT !!! Will be buying more over the winter, and am recommending to all my friends!! We've got a drought here in Texas, and even when that's over this will help in keeping my water bills down and also is environmentally responcible as well.
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for deep watering of trees This product is great to make sure you are deep watering trees. I put the hose end into the top and let it slow drip.
Date published: 2016-02-10
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