Hound Dog Garden and Bulb Planter-HDP33 - The Home Depot

Hound Dog

Model # HDP33

Internet # 202605478

Store SKU # 479261

Garden and Bulb Planter

Hound Dog Garden and Bulb Planter

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$22.97 / each


Model # HDP33

Internet # 202605478

Store SKU # 479261

The Bulb Planter is a stand-up tool that easily cuts planting holes and then expels the soil right where you want it. The unique hand release opens the digging spades to easily expel the soil. The Bulb Planter guarantees consistent depth when planting multiple plants and is great for easy transplanting.

  • Punctures the surface of the soil and lifts the holes for bulb planting at the ideal uniform depth in the soil
  • Coring tube opens easily to release soil
  • T-grip handle feature with a release trigger makes this tool great and efficient for transplanting soil
  • Durable all steel construction with a 38.5 in. height stimulates comfort and lessens wrist and back pains for gardeners
  • Note: Product may vary by store


Assembled Depth (in.)  3.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  38.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  11.25 in  Coring Tube Length (in.) 
Handle length (in.)  31.5 
Coring Tube Open/Close  Yes  Garden Center Tool Type  Bulb Planter 
Handle Material  Steel  Product Weight (lb.)  3.64 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Short or Long Handle  Long 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Ltd. Lifetime 


Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by worthless The handle seems to be made of fairy wings. it broke on the second bulb I was planting. the rest of it seems to be fairly well made but, without a handle it's worthless. I've lost the receipt so I doubt if they'll take it back. January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sturdy but room for Improvement I am using this to take soil samples from the lawns I take care of. The blade and shaft are very sturdy. The unit as a whole is ten times better than the one I bought from ACE Hardware. Ordered online after talking to guys at local Home Depot. The entire order and pickup process (picked up in store to save shipping) went smoothly. The only reason I give it a 4 instead of 5 is the handle. Too much plastic. Will probably break within next year or two. Please remember though that I am taking 50 samples per year in hard Carolina clay. Would be more than enough and last forever in garden or flower bed. February 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Awful product I bought it at my local Home Depot, because it was the only one that they carried in-store. I needed a bulb planter, and thought this would work fine. As others have mentioned, the tube is sturdy and strong, however, the handle broke on my 5th bulb (out of the over 100 I wanted to plant). The instructions say to twist as you push down, and if you do that, the handle rivets will break and now it is useless to me. I will try to return it tomorrow, but I no longer have the receipt, so who knows. If the handle weren't plastic and held on my cheap rivets, it would work great. November 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Note the plastic handle and not twisting allowed My soil is hard and twisting while stepping down worked great. However, the top piece is plastic. As others mentioned, any twisting causes the plastic to break. It did not take much twisting and it was gone. This tool is not good for hard soils with small rocks. This thing would probably work great for soft soils. There are not many good alternatives for hard soils and this tool is close. As luck would have it, the pole raising up is a perfect fit for inserting a 3/4 inch copper water pipe. After the plastic broke, I retrofitted a copper handle. A "T" connect of 3/4 in copper pipe with 6 inches each direction. Drilled holes in the copper piper where the rivets for the plastic were previously located and attached with a couple of bolts. This contraption worked great thru about 400 bulbs in hard soil. December 26, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by badly made I bought this and brought it home to plant 200 bulbs, the handle broke halfway through the first hole. I took it back for replacement and the second one lased for 12 holes being as careful as I could. The body of the planter seems quite solid with a hefty feel to it but the handle is cheap plastic that is held together with two aluminum pop rivets. When the handle came off the second planter I replaced the rivets with steel screws as I really need to plant those bulbs. I would have been willing to pay more for better quality but this was the top the store carried. October 13, 2013
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