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Garden Answer answers “What Size Auger Do You Need for Planting?”

Garden Answer goes over her favorite Power Planter augers to use, how and when to use them, and how they compare to other brands' augers

Power Planter garden augers make quick work of tedious digging jobs in the yard and garden. Home gardeners and landscape professionals alike know the importance of having the right tool for the job, and when it comes to powering through the soil, our garden augers have the right stuff. These handy planting augers make it easy to dig holes for planting trees, shrubs, and flowers. Plus, our garden augers come in a variety of types to handle jobs of all sizes. 

One of the key benefits of using a garden auger drill bit is that it allows you to create holes that are the ideal size and depth for your plants. This can be especially important when planting larger trees or shrubs, as the roots of these plants need plenty of space to grow and establish themselves in the soil. By using a garden auger drill bit to create holes that are the right size and depth, you can help ensure that your plants have the best possible chance of growing and thriving in your garden.

No matter what your gardening project entails, we have a garden auger that will make the job easier on your back and your budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Garden Auger Do You Need for Planting?

While the garden auger you need will depend mostly on the type of plants you’re putting in the ground, it’s also a matter of preference. If you like getting a little dirty and close to the action, our 2”x7” or 3”x7” garden augers are perfect for most garden planting jobs. On the other hand, if you want to plant an entire flower bed in an afternoon without straining your back, you may want one of our longer planting auger drill bits. 

Do Garden Augers for Drills Work in Wet Soil?

Garden augers for drills work well in wet soil, with some limitations. Depending on the size of your job and the soil type, you may need a larger auger. Some of our smaller auger models are better suited to small scale gardening jobs, while our heavy-duty augers will power through even the most stubborn soils. Be sure to check out our project matcher to make sure you find the right planting auger for you.

What is the Difference Between a Planting Auger and a Post-Hole Digger?

The main difference between a planting auger and a post-hole digger is the manner in which they remove soil from the ground. Planting augers use the screw structure of the device to cut through soil and send it up and out of the hole, while post-hole diggers, shovels, and other tools require you to jab into the soil and use physical strength to dig AND move the material out of the hole. Although these devices can all be used as garden hole diggers, garden augers are considerably more efficient and easy to use.