Ross® Root Feeder (12044)

Item no: 71686 | 039044120443
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  • Model no. 1200C
  • Root feeder
  • Watering system for trees & shrubs
  • Two handles
  • Chamber holds up to 4 cartridges
  • Connect to garden hose and insert feed tube into the soil around dripline of tree
  • Water flows through chamber filled with fertilizer, through feed tube right in the roots
  • Perfect for drought conditions
  • No run off or wasted water
  • Cartridges available: Ace nos. 70577, 72298, 72393, 72395, 74128, 75713, 7024383, 70574 & 70575


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JOBES/ROSSRoss® Root Feeder (12044)
 
4.3

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Long lasting (6)
  • Accelerated growth (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flower gardens (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Puts the water where its needed

    This is a must for keeping the roots from growing to the surface by delivering the water and nutrients where they belong for healthy trees and shrubs. The double-sided handle allows for evenly allied...Read complete review

    This is a must for keeping the roots from growing to the surface by delivering the water and nutrients where they belong for healthy trees and shrubs. The double-sided handle allows for evenly allied pressure to accommodate insertion. Obviously (see above comment from Jeff in Bastrop, Texas), you must gradually insert the rod, allowing the flowing water (the handy thumb controlled water valve is another plus) to soften the hardened soil (especially during the 2011 Texas drought) as you gently apply pressure. I'm advising everyone that care for trees to get one. My only complaint is that the hose connection should be metal, not plastic, because with time it becomes easily cross-treaded and can't hold pressure.

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    Plastic is fragile

    Bought for use to water trees in drought area. [...] Plastic cover for cartridges sheared off part of threads within a week of use. Plastic housing is too flexible I think. ...Read complete review

    Bought for use to water trees in drought area. [...] Plastic cover for cartridges sheared off part of threads within a week of use. Plastic housing is too flexible I think. A metal unit would be much more robust and durable. Good idea but the execution is lacking.

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    5.0

    GREAT DEEP ROOT FEEDER

    By FREDO

    from GREENVILLE, SC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Newly Planted Shrubbery

      Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

      Eliminates inefficient soaker hoses & hand watering of newly planted shrubbery. A deep root water feeder is the most efficient and effective means of keeping newly planted shrubbery moist, particularly during very hot weather.

       
      5.0

      Great quality, exactly what it claims

      By Beth

      from Leimert Park, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

          Works exactly as described, easy to use, heavy duty construction. Saw improvement in my trees within 48 hours.

           
          4.0

          Accelerated Tree Growth

          By randy

          from Texas

          Pros

          • Accelerated Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

              We used the root waterer and fertilizer during Texas droughts to keep our trees growing and healthy during the summer heat. Our trees grew to be the largest and healthiest on the block while our neighbor across the street replaced his red oaks three times over 3 years. The root feeder really does work.

               
              4.0

              It works.

              By Steph

              from Dublin, CA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flower Gardens
                • Trees and shrubs

                Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                So far I have not tried to use fertilizer with this product, just for deep root watering for trees, shrubs and native perennials. It works fine.
                At first I had trouble with the cap leaking. But if you screw it on very carefully, perhaps with multiple tries, the leaking should stop.
                I like the fact that there are side holes on the bottom.
                I would like to figure out a way to use compost tea to deep root feed with this thing, but without the water pressure of a hose, I can't see how it would work.

                 
                5.0

                Highly valued item, excellent quality

                By Gary

                from Beavercreek, Ohio

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accelerated Growth
                • Easy to Use
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Water Trees And Seedlings

                  Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                  I use the Ross Root Feeders to water the roots of my trees. It puts the water exactly where it is needed most and conserves total water useage. The shutoff/flow control valve integrated into the feeder makes using the device very effective when watering trees of different sizes.

                   
                  1.0

                  not so good

                  By Double L

                  from IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Wand Point Already Loose
                  • Water Leaks From Cap

                  Best Uses

                  • Trees

                  Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                  The point of the wand is held in with one indentation, so the point tip was loose from the get go and leaaks around the tip if the water is on before it is pushed in the ground. Waiting till a time when removing it from the ground the tip won't be on the tube. Then I guess you will have to squeeze the tube end shut and drill holes in the sides of the tube, like the old ones, to get it to work again.

                   
                  5.0

                  Necessary Garden Helper

                  By MA

                  from Fredericksburg TX

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Organic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Flower Gardens

                    Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                    West Texas is in a drought and we are limited to watering outside one day a week. Using this really helps get the water to the roots and save shrubs and trees.

                     
                    4.0

                    Essential watering tool

                    By New England gardener

                    from Lexington, MA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Young Trees

                      Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                      Very helpful in fertilizing and watering trees. Tip design does not clog as easily as older single-piece pipe model.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product for deep watering trees

                      By Ed Husky

                      from Denver CO

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                          A great tool to use for deep watering trees and shrubs especially in Denver where we don't always have a lot of rainfall and sometimes have watering restrictions. This is a great way to deep water and not waste any water. Have used this product for 10 yrs. bought this one for my neighbor to use. Love it.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Tool

                          By Abby

                          from Livonia, MI

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Tree

                          Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                          I was watering my newly planted tree with a hose and had to water every other day if not more. Now with the Ross Root Feeder, the water is reaching the roots instead of running off so I'm watering less. I would recommend this tool for established trees as well.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product!

                          By K

                          from TX- the drought state

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                              I use this once a week for a couple of hours around the yard. I've marked three hole around each new tree or shrub and use these each time for about 10 mins. each. Results are great. I haven't even used fertilizer yet.

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Puts the water where its needed

                              By Darell

                              from Kingwood, Texas

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accelerated Growth
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Trees and shrubs

                                Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                This is a must for keeping the roots from growing to the surface by delivering the water and nutrients where they belong for healthy trees and shrubs. The double-sided handle allows for evenly allied pressure to accommodate insertion. Obviously (see above comment from Jeff in Bastrop, Texas), you must gradually insert the rod, allowing the flowing water (the handy thumb controlled water valve is another plus) to soften the hardened soil (especially during the 2011 Texas drought) as you gently apply pressure. I'm advising everyone that care for trees to get one. My only complaint is that the hose connection should be metal, not plastic, because with time it becomes easily cross-treaded and can't hold pressure.

                                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                best way to deep feed trees in a drought

                                By david

                                from payne springs, texas

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accelerated Growth
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Flower Gardens
                                  • Vegetable Gardens

                                  Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                  no waste of water due to evaporation

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Plastic is fragile

                                  By Jeff

                                  from Bastrop, TX

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                        Bought for use to water trees in drought area. [...] Plastic cover for cartridges sheared off part of threads within a week of use. Plastic housing is too flexible I think. A metal unit would be much more robust and durable. Good idea but the execution is lacking.

                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Excellent root feeder

                                        By Richard

                                        from Amelia, OH

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Long Lasting
                                        • Well designed

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Trees

                                          Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                          The Ross model 1200C (10244) is an excellent root feeder. I have used these for years with no trouble at all. Very well made and designed well. I will highly recommend this product.

                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Ross Root Feeder Makes It Easy!

                                          By Westernbabe

                                          from Oxford, OH

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                              I use this feeder to fertilize my trees. It is so easy to use and much better than pouding spikes into the ground. The fertilizer will reach the roots much better and truly benefit the trees.

                                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Love my Ross Root Feeder!

                                              By Edie

                                              from Lexington, SC

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Pros

                                              • Accelerated Growth
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Long Lasting
                                              • Vibrant Plant Color

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Flower Gardens
                                                • Vegetable Gardens

                                                Comments about JOBES/ROSS Ross® Root Feeder (12044):

                                                I have been recommending it to everyone in my neighborhood association. In our drought-stricken area, it's great to be able to put water right where it's needed, the roots, w/ no wasted water. I have used it on bushes, shrubs, plants.

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