Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JB Returned - not what I expected
Not only could I not purchase in the store and had to order on line, but when I returned the item I did not get a credit for shipping. Had the item been in the store (went to two different Home Depots to try to find), I would have purchased there.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Geoffreyparknaturereserve Not Perfect, but Worthwhile
I have one of these bags. It is basically a long plastic bag which you puncture with a barbed emitter when setting it up. It takes about 10 gallons although I have not measured it exactly. Mine worked well for several weeks but then began leaking---I think the emitter hole opened slightly while I was refilling it. It now drains out in a day or two. However, it still does the job if I fill it once or twice a week which is what is required by the more expensive competitive products. Overall, a reasonable product but suggest you be very careful not to move the bag when refilling.
June 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dnoon It works & it's cheap!
• Recommend reading the answers to some of the customers questions. Doing this help me prep my ooze tube. I put duct tape on the tube in the places where I was going to puncture for no the water regulators. I also placed duct tape on both sides and the bottom of the slits that are no cut into the tube. It’s where you place the water hose to fill the tube him. My one recommendation would be to use the stake that comes with the product to place behind the area you're going to puncture to stop it from going through both layers of the tube when installing the water regulators. Otherwise, I'm liking the product.
August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Krackers This product failed after one use
I found that the watering tube was difficult to install as the Velcro closures meant to aid in holding the tub together resulted in the fittings/slots where the stake to secure the tube in position not lining up. I finally had to resort to unrecommended expedient of putting water in the tube to put the stake. This will not work on any slope as the water gathers at the lower part of tube which drooped away from the recently planted tree. Further, the valve to be inserted on the inside of the ring naturally leaves the water below it, in the droopy part un available to the tree. Finally, when I was moving the bag around the user installed valve fell out. While the tube provided some water to the tree while were away, it found its way into the garbage today!
July 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mrblu1976 Good but could use a better design
I bought this item after a coworker suggested it. I live in central Texas and it gets pretty warm and dry here so I picked up one of these tubes for each of my trees to help keep them watered and moist during the spring and summer. They work good for the most part but there are a few drawbacks with this product. First you have to puncture the tube with a supplied nail and then insert the drain valve into the hole you just made. When you do that you enlarge the original hole which allows water to pass by the valve instead of sealing it. Second the instructions are printed on the tube and they are pretty vague in regards to positioning. Third the plastic material is not very thick for a landscaping tool. I accidentally punctured one while I was trimming around one of the trees. All in all it is a good product but It could use some improvements in the design area.
May 27, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BJwatering Saves me significant time in watering new trees
I planted some new trees last year and this year. This product helps me significantly since the trees are at a farm I visit every one to two weeks. Without these watering tubes my trees would die. The tubes can be repaired with duct tape and the water drips very slowly keeping my plants alive. The money spent on these tubes is well worth the price.
July 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sonule74 So far so good
We are going through a terrible drought here in NC. We use it for an oak tree in our front yard. It's not a new tree but started to get a lot of dry leaves and branches and we are worried about loosing the tree as many of our neighbors did. So far we are happy with the product. Add water to it every two days. We only have it for about two weeks.
September 18, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jd551 works okay so far
received 2 sets. One set was obviously used already. Stake still had dirt marks on it. So far it appears to be doing it's job.
May 7, 2013