Have a planting question?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ofishil, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 123

    do somebody make a drill bit sorta thing that can go on a cordless drill to dig out around 3" deep by 3" wide?
  2. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    A shovel?

  3. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Yes, I have one that I used to plant hundreds of bulbs last year at some of my commercial sites. Attaches right to the cordless ryobi, Looks like a really small auger bit. drop the bulb in and just push the soil right back into the hole.

    Found it at home cheapo for a few bucks.
  5. bnl

    bnl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    They actually have them at Lowes around here. They certainly are not the Highest quality and may not be as strong as those posted in the links above, but they are inexpensive and I have used them numerous times for bulb planting. They work fine. Look in your Lowes Store near the Rakes and Shovels. I think they are about $9.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    we have a 6 inch bit that we use on a echo gas powered drill. It works great for one gallons and bulbs. Don't even have to charge the battery.
  8. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

  9. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    go to your local garden center they have good quality ones
  10. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Efficiency. I have one and like somebody else mentioned I use it to plant bulbs, you would be amazed at the sheer volume of bulbs this tool allows you to get done. Consistent holes for bulbs over and over again, very fast but be sure you have a high voltage cordless drill, lower voltage/cheaper ones will not auger the bit through the soil.

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