Miracle Gro Garden Feeder

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  • Sub Brand: Garden Feeder
  • Product Type: Sprayer
  • Plant Type: All Purpose
  • Easy-to-grip handle
  • Trigger with lock for one-handed control
  • Three spray patterns: shower, jet and stream
  • Fill the jar w ith Miracle-Gro water s oluble plant food


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SCOTTSMiracle Gro Garden Feeder
 
3.7

(based on 371 reviews)

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    (204)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (96)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (245)
  • Effective (219)
  • Good directions (138)
  • Quality (127)
  • Value (81)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (95)
  • Messy (67)
  • Difficult to use (52)
  • Problem with label (10)
  • Leaks (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I'm the "flower lady" in my neighborhood

I am repeatedly asked about the flowers in my yard every year. "What do you use to make them grow so well?" My 'secret' is to use Miracle-Gro fertilizer.

I am repeatedly asked about the flowers in my yard every year. "What do you use to make them grow so well?" My 'secret' is to use Miracle-Gro fertilizer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works well at first but has design defects and not built to last long.

Quite happy with this feeder to begin with, but it is not designed well and not built to last long. The trigger soon became difficult to operate, as was the trigger lock, and...Read complete review

Quite happy with this feeder to begin with, but it is not designed well and not built to last long. The trigger soon became difficult to operate, as was the trigger lock, and it developed internal leaks. I took it apart and discovered the following: Design Problem #1: Trigger is a lever that pushes up on the internal valve, which requires a great deal of force, yet the fulcrum of the trigger is the two thin plastic axles at the end of the molded part. They cannot bear a whole lot of force and one broke. Cannot be repaired by I discovered that placing a plastic shim under between the end of the trigger and the housing was a good substitute for the axles. Design Problem #2: The trigger lock has a keyed tail attached to it which slides forward under the valve when the trigger is pressed. Unfortunately, the tail is thin plastic and becomes deformed during use, which makes it more and more difficult to slide forward with each use. I was able to gently bend the key back into its original shape but guess that it will quickly return to its deformed shape. Design Problem #3: The valve mechanism is included inside a molded hard plastic assembly which extends through the handle. The hose attaches to the end of the assembly, which means that all of the stress of pulling the hose behind the unit is transferred to the assembly. After the hose end, it necks down to a small shaft which leads to the valve housing. All of the stress flexing is transmitted to the area where the narrow shaft connects. Stress fractures soon appear at both stages of the step-down, which I am guessing are what lead to complaints from others of internal leaking. It cannot be repaired. I like this feeder because of the ease of use, the three spray patterns and the high volume but it is not designed for heavy or prolonged use.

Reviewed by 371 customers

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1.0

junk

By alishamarie18

from Cokato, MN 55321, USA

Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected
    • Difficult to use
    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

      Hate this new design! I don't care if it switches over to just water, I only need the fertilizer option because that is what I am using it for! It leaks constantly and the on/off handle part stops working so it doesn't shut off. I have tried replacing it multiple times. this was the last.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      it leaks

      By pansey

      from Cave Junction, OR 97523, USA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected
        • Difficult to use
        • leaks!
        • Messy

        Best Uses

          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

          I was soaked before I could even get started feeding. I tried to put it on again, I checked to make sure there was a gasket, tried again. why on earth did you change the design? the old style ws perfect and lasted for several years. most of the reviews say the same thing, so why not fix it? so discouraging. money does not grow on trees

           
          1.0

          leaks and inconsistent..

          By jim8300

          from Pennsylvania

          Pros

            Cons

            • leaks very poor design.

            Best Uses

              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

              Absolutely the worst product I have ever used. Does not even come close to operating as proposed. Where can I get my money back on this product who can I call?

               
              1.0

              jar doesn't fill with water!

              By AnnoyedinCA

              from California, USA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't work as expected
                • Difficult to use

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                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                  How annoying. Bought two and I can't get either to work.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DON'T BUY

                  By msdarcie

                  from Council Bluffs, IA, USA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Didn't work as expected
                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                      I purchased this because my previous feeder was too corroded. but this is a terrible product. Leaks.... and the old system you could choose between water flow or miracle flow. what? They made a product that was good to one that was not.

                       
                      1.0

                      Feeder does not work - don't know about product.

                      By Bobo730

                      from Elkhart, IN, USA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected
                        • Difficult to use
                        • label is useless
                        • Problem with label

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                          After many, many tries with using the feeder I gave up & went back to store. They admitted that they get many returned with same complaint. Read reviews on website. Miracle-Gro you have a problem & you can not just say it"s operator error. I've tried your "solutions" - they do not work. I'm not stupid - If you do not recognize the problem, you cannot resolve it & customers will move on......... Look out Ortho here I come.

                           
                          1.0

                          sprayer

                          By lindajo

                          from michigan

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Didn't work as expected
                            • Messy
                            • Problem with label

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                              This is an awful product, leaks like a sieve and wastes fertilizer. do not buy. hope they go back to their old design which worked perfectly. I contacted miracle gro, told them I read the reviews of people who got replacements that still didn't work. I asked for my money back. which they agreed to do. Will see if I really get it in the mail. too bad. because I have trusted miracle gro for years. now why buy the fertilizer if I have to use a water can, that's too much work. I will look into other products if they don't fix sprayer. also no instructions for locking mechanism. buttons did not move freely, had to force locking button.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Wish they would go back to older design

                              By Turtle71

                              from Chesterfield, MI 48051, USA

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Didn't work as expected
                                • Messy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                  I had my previous feeder for many years. This new design seems to have the same problem with nearly all the reviews I have read. Leaks out where the factory fitting is placed in feeder. I have tried all suggestions. My water pressure is fine. Duct tape does not help either lol Just please, Miracle grow, go back to the old design. I cannot live without your product :(

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Leaks like a Sieve

                                  By GeeJo

                                  from Emery, SD

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • defective: water does not go into container.
                                    • Didn't work as expected
                                    • Messy
                                    • you get very wet when leaky!

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                      Was very disappointed in this item. Removed the plastic seal on the container. Screwed in on the feeder. Screwed it to the hose and turned on the water. No water would go in the container. Moved the lock/unlock switch back and forth. Still no water would go in the container. Plus water was spraying out of the seam where the green plastic casing meets by above the hose connection. Water is not suppose to come out of there at all. Messed with this item for an hour before we just gave up and went to an old feeder.

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Two problems

                                      By Sue2

                                      from Santa Cruz, CA

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                        • missing info for lock switch
                                        • trigger failed to function

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                          How to use the switch on top? There is no info on the label. Easy for new users to get confused -- do I move it forward (lock) to attach the hose and back (unlock) to detach the hose? My trigger stopped working after one use. It stays on until I turn the water off at the faucet.

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Worst piece of junk I have ever bought

                                          By Fetchit

                                          from Cranberry, PA 16319, USA

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                            • leaked most of the water
                                            • Messy

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                              I had an older Miracle Gro Feeder that over the years had developed some small leaks. I bought this new one to replace it. The first time I connected it after removing the plastic seal from the jar and checking that the 'O' ring was in, it leaked more water than went through the unit. I wish I had kept the old unit. Do not waste your money on this.

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Is worse than the broken one I replaced it with.

                                              By Me123

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Didn't work as expected
                                                • poor quality.

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                  I had an old garden feeder I used for many years. It developed a crack in the tank and started to leak, so I tossed it and bought a new one. Boy, that was a mistake. The new one leaks all over the place and ends up getting very little on the plants where it is intended. Most of the water/fertilizer ends up on me or the ground. Even with the crack, the old one never leaked as much. Now I need to find a better solution.

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  Garden Feeder

                                                  By Upset1

                                                  from Texas, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Didn't work as expected
                                                    • solution does not spray

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                      Just like all of the other reviews, my review is about the same. I use to have the old feeder and it worked like a charm. Finally, it broke after many years of use. I bought a new one and it was leaking, so I brought it back and bought another one. The new one leaks where you connect it to the hose. The solution does not even spray out unless you keep it turned upside down the whole time. I never had to do that with the older model. I am not happy with this new design. I will be bringing it back once again to the store to get my money back.

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      not happy

                                                      By Lynn48

                                                      from Greenville, PA

                                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                      This feeder leaked around the entrance (where yellow connects to the feeder (not where it connected to hose) It sprayed water every where. Need to have this resolved before it stays on the market Can not rate the growing effectiveness because of this problem

                                                       
                                                      3.0

                                                      Expected more, but it did the job

                                                      By Nickie01

                                                      from Tampa, FL, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Effective

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                          I'm not familiar with the old products that all the other reviews are talking about as this is my first purchase of this product. I hooked up the feeder and it leaked at the connection but seated and stopped in a minute. Fine. Next, the container did not fill up with water as I expected. When I removed the container with the fertilizer is only had a few drops in it, so I filled it up with water and off I went. No problem. First of all, I had hoped for more, but I have never had a garden feeder that worked like I expected. My biggest complaint in the past with all the other products is that they blow through the fertilizer in about 10 minutes. At first (Other products) the solution of water to fertilizer is super strong and dilutes quickly, so I was reluctant to buy this product. To my surprise the dilution ratio remained consistent throughout the entire feeding which I was pleased with, but yes, if the seal seated right away and it filled up like I expected, I would have raved about it, but we are talking about a plastic pressurized garden feeder and it is what it is. It worked for me.

                                                           
                                                          1.0

                                                          What happened to the old model?

                                                          By Wilturn

                                                          from Foley, AL

                                                          Pros

                                                          • none

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Didn't work as expected
                                                          • Difficult to use
                                                          • Messy

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                            The old style feeder was just great. The new one leaks, has no way to attach a hose on the other end, and it is very difficult tor hold if you have a small hand. Please bring back the old design!

                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            terrible quality

                                                            By shawnLEATHERWOOD

                                                            from Waynesville, NC 28786, USA

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Quality

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                            • leaks down pants leg terribel quality
                                                            • Messy

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                              Can Miracle Gro not make one of these that does not leak? I have used these for years now and the last 4-5 years the quality has gotten steadily worse.... The attachment at the hose leaks, the sprayer tip leaks, half of the solution runs down my pants leg and never makes it to the spray end... POOR, POOR, POOR QUALITY

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              Cheaped Down, Defective

                                                              By soggy

                                                              from new york

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                • cheaped down
                                                                • defective
                                                                • Didn't work as expected
                                                                • Difficult to use
                                                                • Messy

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                  The old Feeders worked well. I've tried THREE new feeders, with cut-back controls. All three are defective, and water gushes back all over me. On all settings, locked and unlocked. Water does not even go into the container to mix with the fertilizer.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Great product/Works well

                                                                  By WillyB82

                                                                  from Tulsa OK

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                  • Effective
                                                                  • Good Directions
                                                                  • Value

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                      My mom has had hers for a couple of years and suggested I buy one for my flower beds and garden. I purchased mine last spring and used it for a full season with no problems. I'm already using the same feeder this year and seems to work with no flaws. It feeds around 400 sq ft per jar full. My wife uses it every few weeks to feed and water our flowerbeds. She love not having to measure fertilizer and has no problems with leaks either. Great product for us. I think the other reviews I've read might be user error. If your hose end is out of round I could see it leaking also. Great product!

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      Bought 2, Broke 2

                                                                      By khall94433

                                                                      from Maryland, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                                        • fagile

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                          I bought 2 of these and within the growing season the water valve / trigger in the handle quit working. This is in distinct contrast to the older design which served faithfully for decades before finally giving up the ghost. Hey guys, how about returning to the original design. Or at least offer a full year warranty and exchange at the retail point of sale.

                                                                           
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          Feeder does not seem to fill with water

                                                                          By LCGardner

                                                                          from Florida

                                                                          Pros

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                              Live in FL so coming into feeding season for plants. Followed instruction: 1 packet, everything on tight, water on and the reservoir doesn't fill with water. Tried several times. Seemed to work last year. Frustrated. Help!!!

                                                                               
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              won't screw onto feeder

                                                                              By darnit

                                                                              from Arizona

                                                                              Pros

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                • Difficult to use

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                  I have been trying to screw the bottle of powdered fert onto the sprayer for a half hour and can't get it to work! I don't remember if the darn thing leaked last season, but it must have worked okay since I kept the sprayer for this season. but now it looks like I need to find something else...

                                                                                   
                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  Not good

                                                                                  By runner1

                                                                                  from California, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                      Have always loved Miracle Grow, and will continue to buy, but his product did not work.The container filled with water (blue) but would not dispense through the hose to the plants. After 15 minutes, nothing gone, container still full. Might be missing a part? Tried several times, and never would dispense the blue water.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      Do. Not. Buy. This!

                                                                                      By Tim22

                                                                                      from Tucson, AZ

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                        • Messy

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                          Totally unusable first time out. Leaks badly around hose connection (yes, I attached it correctly and yes, I did remove the seal on the tank before using it). very little water actually makes it into the tank. total junk.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          Terrible Product

                                                                                          By FedUp

                                                                                          from Toronto, ON

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                            • Difficult to use
                                                                                            • dysfunctional
                                                                                            • Useless
                                                                                            • waste of $$

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                              This is nothing like the old style that worked and delivered fertilizer. To get anything out of the base and into the water, I have to shake vigorously. Getting rid of it. Useless.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              Why did you change design

                                                                                              By Rodger22

                                                                                              from Champaign, IL, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                                Cons

                                                                                                • cannot use in line

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                                  I have had three feeders in the past and loved them but like all things plastic they broke. I purchased this new design and it doesn't do what the others did. I like to use as an in-line feeder to water my gardens. With this design you have to stand there and water individual areas. I have my vegetable and flower gardens all laid out with soaker hoses and was able to put feeder between hose and soaker turn on timer and let it go. Please offer this back I am 75 years old and. Don't want to stand out in the heat for hours watering my gardens.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                  Terrible product

                                                                                                  By maxmom

                                                                                                  from Medford, OR, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                                    • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                                    • Messy
                                                                                                    • Unusable

                                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                                      Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                                      How can this totally dysfunctional feeder receive 4.2 stars? It is completely unusable, most of the product leaks out around the lid. Please get this off the market

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      ruins Miracle Grow's reputation

                                                                                                      By Leigh58

                                                                                                      from Little Rock, AR

                                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                                      • No Pros To This Product

                                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                                      • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                                      • Difficult to use
                                                                                                      • Messy

                                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                                        Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                                        Like all the other reviews, the bottle leaked profusely. The product clumped in the bottom of the bottle and stained my patio. To top it off, it must have eventually delivered too much fertilizer, because my garden burned up. Fried my squash, pun intended! This was my first garden, so next year I will do it completely different. Such a shame as I have always liked Miracle Grow products.

                                                                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                        Worst product I ever bought

                                                                                                        By Red49

                                                                                                        from Bristol TN

                                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                                          • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                                          • Do not buy
                                                                                                          • Messy

                                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                                            Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                                            I did not realize I would get soaked while watering my plants. This product not only leaks around where the hose connects but does not use any of the plant food.... only in spurts did I notice any color in the water.... this is a piece of junk

                                                                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                                             
                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            Leaking and unregulated

                                                                                                            By StephenRT

                                                                                                            from oklahoma

                                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                                            • no Pros

                                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                                            • Messy
                                                                                                            • over fertilized some plants under fertilized other

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                                                                                                              Comments about SCOTTS Miracle Gro Garden Feeder:

                                                                                                              Leaks and very irregular strength of fertilizer. Clear to light blue to dark blue to spewing out all over the lawn and burning the roots. I would be ashamed to put my name on this junk.

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