Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 30
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by topcat Good price/drill 2 holes to make it GREAT!
This root irrigator only has one hole out of the very end of the tube, so it doesn't have the ability to water efficiently in clay soil. My husband drilled five staggard holes thru the pipe about an inch apart from the bottom up. This may void any warranty, but without these holes the Yard Butler does not work. The one hole in the end gets clogged with dirt-especially clay soil-and water pressure builds in the hose unless the water is almost turned off. With the holes, It works fantastic. I can water each tree very well in 15 minutes. The Yard Butler is stout enough to push into dry hard ground with the help of the water from our drilled holes.
August 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KPost junk
I have had two now (including one replacement unit) and on both the hose connection broke off from the tool within one week of use. Very poor quality product. The one hole on the end also plugs right away when you put it any soil with some substance to it.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph great , durable deep root feeder. punches into hard ground with ease.
great , durable deep root feeder. punches into hard ground with ease.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Works Great and is Designed Well
This product works well. Definitely insert the irrigator in the ground with the water on a low flow. At first I tried pushing the irrigator in the ground without the water on and didn't get very far; with the water on the irrigator easily went into the ground.
The irrigator is sturdy and feels like it would be very hard to break or bend. Under normal use it should last a long time. I live where the soil is relatively sandy and I recommend a really low flow because the soil and sand were making there way to the surface.
I would definitely recommend this product.
September 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fastfeat With a little modification, makes a great commercial watering wand
I used one of these as container watering device for my small nursery in Florida. I curved the pipe slightly in a vise (try that with an aluminum water wand!), cut off the pin-hole end and attached a short piece of 5/8" rubber hose and male fitting to which heads (bubbler, aerator, seedling rain, etc) could be interchanged. Add a good shutoff valve between the device and the hose, and I had a durable, versatile tool that withstood far more abuse than ten aluminum watering wands would have.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by criscaper It's Durable and It Works
In addition to using the deep root irrigator for watering, we have also used it to make tap holes into which we drove 24" drip watering spikes. Attach a water shut-off valve (not included) and it makes the irrigator even easier to use because the water flow can be controlled directly at the handle. The water does the "digging" work for you. The irrigator is well made of substantial metal. The spike is incredibly smooth for easy insertion and removal. The welds where the handle meets the spike are strong and polished smooth.
August 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Deep Rot Irrigator
Used the product multiple times and it works as advertised. I'm glad I purchased it.
December 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mallard Not quite what I was hoping for
This is a great idea. Unfortunately, this incarnation of deep root irrigator does not perform as one would expect with the seemingly quality construction used. The connector leaks and sprays water out the side of the connection. It worked great for about 20 minutes and then it started to leak. I still use it and it works, but its not the cherished tool that I was hoping for. I used a shut off valve as others suggested and that was not really a great idea as the shut off valve added extra weight and torque onto the connector valve, which I believe caused it to create a gap for water to escape. Very poor connection of the valve to the stem of the irrigator essentially reduces this otherwise high quality device to one that should be discontinued until they can rework it to be a little more rugged.
August 6, 2013