PLANT EVERGREEN TREES FASTER! The keys to fast evergreen tree planting are to [a] buy container grown trees such as evergreen plug seedlings, and [b] plant them with smart tools instead of spades and shovels.
This garden auger features a powder-coated green finish, a length of 14.5 inches, and a machined hex end so it won’t slip inside the chuck of a cordless drill. It creates a 1.75 inch diameter bore hole, which is slightly larger than the 1 inch diameter of the root plug of a plug seedling. The larger hole gives you the opportunity [if your soil is poor] to backfill the planting hole with a mix of the original soil plus a soil amendment such as mulch or garden soil. NEVER put fertilizer directly into the hole unless it is a fertilizer tab specifically engineered for the task.
• This bulb auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more evergreen plug seedlings. If you buy 200 or more plug seedlings, you don’t need to add this auger to your shopping cart. We’ll add it to your order and ship it with your box of evergreen trees. If you don’t buy enough plug seedlings to qualify, you can just use any dull rusty old 1 inch drill bit you have lying around.
You can also buy this exact same auger at Tractor Supply Company, it is called the KT-175 Metal Garden Auger. We add a few bucks to the price not to make money, but because of the time spent purchasing/getting the augers, fastening them down into your box of trees, and paying for increased shipping costs due to the now slightly heavier box.
Garden auger is FREE with order of 200 or more plug seedlings
Garden auger is $17.00 with any tree order of less than 200 plug seedlings
Garden auger is $37.00 with no tree purchase, with free shipping to lower 48 of the USA, but be advised we are closed in June/July/August and approx Dec 15 through the first of March]
Our evergreen plug seedlings are “container grown” and have highly standardized root systems [1″ wide by 5″ tall]. This makes them stupid-easy to plant using this garden auger. Traditional bare root evergreen transplants are generally the cheapest and hardiest size of evergreen tree to buy and plant. But their root systems can be huge and untamed, requiring a lot of brute force and effort to get into the ground. You can realistically plant 50 or more plug seedlings per hour without breaking your back. Watch our demo video [YouTube] showing an older model of the auger to see it in action.