View Full Version : air presure application for deep root feeding?

07-30-2004, 11:13 AM
Anyone ever hear of use high volume air compressor instead of pump for doing deep root feeding?

Enviro Green
07-30-2004, 04:10 PM
I have seen and heard of air spade uising compressed air to relieve compaction, but not for feeding.


07-30-2004, 04:52 PM
I have an air spade and was wondering if I could rig a tank to feed the roots and use air from the big compressor instead of buying a separte pump. I have the compressor with me anyway so I could use it without any trouble. It wouldn't be a big deal to make a tank that would take the pressure. I would use a wand with a flow meter on it to regulate how much is being injected. Just a thought.

08-05-2004, 05:42 PM

100-200 P.S.I.

Pete D.

08-05-2004, 10:07 PM
Please explain what B plus G means, I know what 100-200 PSI means. Thank you in advance.

08-05-2004, 10:41 PM
I ment B+R for burn and return.

Pete D.

D Felix
08-07-2004, 10:53 AM
I doubt somehow that you will be able to find a tank that will be able to withstand 100 psi, cheaply. For that, you would need a metal tank of some sort, it's not like you can run to TSC and buy one of those for $100....

I don't the the air spade is the appropriate tool either. There's a reason the deep root feeders are made....


08-07-2004, 11:03 AM
i would not do it as the air is forced in it has to come out and with it the fert so i think it would be a big mess and no good way to regulate it

08-07-2004, 11:25 AM
I thank you for your responses. I have a tank that would work just fine. I would not use the "air spade" nozzle for the deep root feeding, I would use a deep root feeder with a flow meter on it. The air wouldn't come out only the liquid, until the tank was close to empty.

Lawn Sharks
08-09-2004, 08:56 AM
You need one of these.


Friend works for a local golf course. They have one of these and use it to inject food into greens and troublespots.

He says it will blow holes in 1/4 plywood so getting the depth does not seem to be a problem.