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Ross Root Feeder
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Ross

Root Feeder

  • Waters and fertilizes at root level
  • Saves water - perfect for drought
  • Easy to use - no mixing or measuring
$35.88 /each

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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 drip line 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
  • Saves water perfect for drought
  • Easy to use no mixing or measuring

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Is there any iron that you can use with this?

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September 20, 2015
We have pin oak trees and need more iron for them.
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May 24, 2016
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Yes, get the iron refills
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April 26, 2016
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I imagine if you poured some ironite into the chamber you could use it, the chamber is just meant to be there to dissolve the tablets that you use, and the tablets are there out of convenience for the consumer. Anything dis-solvable will fit into the chamber, just be careful not to overfill.
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February 13, 2016
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ross does make iron for this product
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Include Fertilizer?

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Bakersfield, CA
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November 5, 2015
Does this include food/fertilizer?
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Doesnt come with fertilizer.
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November 6, 2015
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The fertilizer is separate. There were was no samples of fertilizer in the Root Feeder package.
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Can you tell me if I can use an insecticide in the Ross Root Feeder to protect my Ash tree from the Emerald Ash Borer?

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May 24, 2016
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The key is to find out how much of the insecticide you need (concentrate) then figure out how long it takes to get the amount of H2O necessary to dilute the insecticide through the feeder. (1 oz per gallon, etc) After that it should be easy. Of course most of the water to dilute the concentrate is to help it penetrate the ground so you could probably use less H2O. I put a portion of the insecticide into Read More
The key is to find out how much of the insecticide you need (concentrate) then figure out how long it takes to get the amount of H2O necessary to dilute the insecticide through the feeder. (1 oz per gallon, etc) After that it should be easy. Of course most of the water to dilute the concentrate is to help it penetrate the ground so you could probably use less H2O. I put a portion of the insecticide into the feeder with some food coloring then "feed" as normal. When the food coloring is gone from the feeder I give it a 10-15 count before moving to another area Read Less
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May 10, 2015
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This item is not meant for use with an insecticide.
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Is a certain time of the yearto root feed a tree?

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Hi Train,
Thanks for visiting our site!
Generally speaking, trees require less fertilization than most other plants, such as lawns. Most trees do not need to be fed every year.
Test your soil for pH level and for nutrient content to identify any deficiencies.
If needed, the best time to fertilize is late April or early May.
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-Travis
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Root Feeder is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointed. Had one of these years ago and the metal parts were a lot more durable. D... Extremely disappointed. Had one of these years ago and the metal parts were a lot more durable. Didn't even use this one a couple of hours before the tip either fell off or inverted. Now very little water comes out. I'm going to have to plug up the end where the tip was so that it will slide into the ground and drill new and bigger holes into the rod to allow the water to escape into the soil. Plus they used to sell slow dissolving tablets that fit nicely into the feeder part and dissolved slowly. Now what they do sell doesn't really fit into that opening and disappears in seconds - you can't feed more than one bush or tree at a time. Actually only one hole at a time.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was afraid with the Denver clay I wouldn't be able to get it in the ground. It was hard in some... I was afraid with the Denver clay I wouldn't be able to get it in the ground. It was hard in some spots but I would either try another spot or put it in a as far as I could and wait for the water to soften up the ground. I really like that I can feed the trees at the same time. Trees and shrubs are a big investment, so this $40 I figured would pay off if it keeps me from have to replace a tree. I am concerned about the plastic and interested to see if this will hold up a few years.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ross Root Feeder was very easy to use and worked great. It got the water down deep into the ... The Ross Root Feeder was very easy to use and worked great. It got the water down deep into the roots just like it said it would. I liked the shutoff valve on the device so you dont have to keep going back to turn off the water as you go from tree to tree. For the rice of the device and a pacakge of fertilizer it is a fraction of the cost you would pay for an arborist to come out and do the work.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ross root feeder easy to use. effective delivery of both water and fertilizer. minimum wastr of both.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, a little expensive though I've used this about 1 month and fertilized 10+ trees. Overall a decent product but a little pricey for what you get. The fertilizer refills are also a little on the pricey side. I have fairly "loose" soil so I haven't had any problems pushing this into the ground but I can see how pushing through packed soil would break this product. The key is to go slowly and not jam or jerk it into the ground.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped out my oak trees Fairly simple to use, a bit difficult to get to of the fertilizer tablets into the chamber, but once you do, it is fairly simple to get into the ground and deep root feed the trees.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value for money This root feeder worth every penny we spent to buy in keeping the trees and shrubs alive.
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I didn't think this feeder would work with the heavy clay Colorado foothills soil, but it did. I've only used it one day so I've not seen results yet, but the product seems to function well. Make sure the rubber ring in the fertilizer hold is seated well so there are no leaks. Also it helps to pull the stake up and down a few times to get it to insert more deeply. If it is hard, just try another spot. I was really impressed with this product. Hopefully it will perk up a few struggling trees I have on my property.
Date published: 2013-05-26
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