Laura's Picks

Laura LeBoutillier is quite simply a force in the field of gardening. From the time she was a child, Laura was surrounded by her Ontario, Oregon family garden and family business, Andrew’s Seed Co. She started Garden Answer in 2014, a YouTube how-to gardening vlog filled with style, expertise and helpful gardening knowledge.

Today, Garden Answer has over 1.7 million YouTube subscribers and has generated over 400 million views of Laura’s YouTube gardening videos. Four million devoted fans follow her on Facebook along with nearly 600K Instagram followers. She has become quite the internet sensation and her numbers are continually growing.

Check out Laura’s top picks

DEWALT DCD996P2 20V MAX* XR® Cordless 3-Speed Hammer Drill Kit

I use this drill for the 2” and 3” augers mostly! If I’m not doing too many holes, it can handle all the way up to the 5” size. The handle that comes with it is great for stability.

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DEWALT DCD130T1 60V MAX* VSR™ Stud and Joist Drill Kit with E-Clutch® System

This drill is AMAZING at handling the 5” auger, all the way up to the largest 9” size. It’s a heavy drill but still completely manageable to use. I highly recommend this one for the larger augers.

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Laura's Auger Set (2" x 36" and 3" x 36")

NEW! Discover effortless gardening with our premium bundle: Laura's Edition 2" x 36" and  3" x 36" Augers. The 2" auger is perfect for planting trees, shrubs, and annuals, even in tough soil, while the 3" Bulb Auger excels at planting larger bulbs and potted plants up to 5 inches without bending or kneeling. 

Both are versatile for tasks beyond gardening, such as installing beach umbrellas or boring under sidewalks. Built for durability with tough flighting and a solid steel shaft, these augers promise to transform your gardening and outdoor projects.

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Laura’s Edition 2″ x 36″ Auger

The 2” size is my go to for planting starts in 4 and 6 packs, plugs, and bulbs. This ‘Laura Edition” is slightly lighter than the normal 2” but is still just as durable. I prefer the 36” length because it allows me to drill holes standing up and it’s a great back saver.

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Laura’s Edition 3″ x 36″ Auger

The 3” auger is perfect for planting annuals and large bulbs. This is my most used auger and this ‘Laura Edition’ is slighter lighter than the normal 3” version while still being just as durable. I prefer the 36” length because it allows me to drill holes standing up.

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5″ x 28″ Extended Length Bulb Auger

I use this auger for planting smaller perennials or shrubs that are in .5 gallon up to 1 gallon pots.

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9″ x 28″ Extra Large Earth Auger with Heavy Duty Tip

The 9” auger is used a lot around our property. This is great for 3 gallon up to 5 gallon. Honestly, you can use if for even larger containers because you can drill multiple holes and it does a great job loosening the soil so you can easily shovel it out of the hole.

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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

Garden Answer Uses a Power Planter Auger for Planting Shrubs

Join Laura and Aaron from Garden Answer in this insightful video as they tackle a significant hedge planting project at a local church, using the impressive 9-inch Power Planter auger for planting shrubs. Using an auger as a hedge planting tool has been a game-changer in their planting process.

Garden Answer discusses earth auger sizes

Laura from Garden Answer shares some great digging tips as she walks us through her collection of Power Planter garden augers.