Power Planter Auger Guide


Find the right auger for your project with our Auger Guide.

Learn how to choose the perfect auger diameter for your landscaping or gardening project below. Then, find out how to power your auger properly for the best possible performance.

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Get the Right Diameter


2" Diameter

Great For:

  • Planting annuals, grass plugs, and bare root saplings
  • Installing beach umbrellas and beach volleyball nets
  • Drilling holes to install termite bait stations
  • Installing a sand fence or a snow fence
  • Horizontal boring (ex: under sidewalks)
  • Installing soil moisture probes
  • Anchors or stakes for trees
  • Installing real estate signs
  • Deep root fertilization
  • Tree aeration
  • And more!

3" Diameter

Great For:

  • Planting 3-inch potted plants, bare root trees, bulbs, vegetables, and shrubs
  • Horizontal boring (ex: under sidewalks)
  • Installing a sand fence or a snow fence
  • Cleaning clogged PVC drainage pipes
  • Digging holes for small game traps
  • Mixing small batches of cement
  • Tilling small planter boxes
  • Installing real estate signs
  • Fence post hole digging
  • Mixing paint and mortar
  • Mixing polymers in soil
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Mixing seeds
  • And more!

4" & 5" Diameter

Great For:

  • Planting 3-inch potted plants, bare root trees, large bulbs, and shrubs
  • Planting quart pot-sized annuals or perennials
  • Boring under sidewalks (horizontally)
  • Cleaning clogged PVC drainage pipes
  • Post hole digging for fence posts
  • Installing real estate signs
  • And more!

7" Diameter

Great For:

  • Planting multiple bulbs into a single hole
  • Planting 1-gallon potted plants
  • Installing real estate signs
  • Fence post installation
  • 4×4 post hole digging
  • And more!

8"-9" Diameter

Great For:

  • Planting 1-gallon and 2-gallon potted plants
  • Getting extra space around the root base of 1- or 2-gallon plants
  • 6×6 post hole digging (9″ diameter recommended)
  • Installing real estate signs
  • Fence post installation
  • And more!

Power Your Auger


The power is in your hands. It’s important to make sure you have the proper drill or power engine for your Power Planter® auger and your project. The right drill or power engine helps you get the best possible performance out of your auger – and ensures your planting or digging project is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Please note: These are general recommendations. Power requirements may differ based on soil type and project specifications. These are only suggestions – we are not experts in soil composition.

Power Requirements by Diameter

  • Minimum power requirement for 7” length = 14V cordless drill.
  • Minimum power requirement for 24” or greater length = 18V – 20V cordless drill.
  • For mass planting, use an electric drill with a side handle.
  • Longer length augers tend to benefit from higher voltage power drills.
  • Minimum power requirement for 7” length = 14V cordless drill.
  • Minimum power requirement for 24” or greater length = 18V – 20V cordless drill.
  • For mass planting, use an electric drill with a side handle.
  • Longer length augers tend to benefit from higher voltage power drills.
  • For minimal planting, use an electric drill with a side handle.
  • An Auger Powerhead is recommended, but these diameters can also be used with a large electric drill.
  • We recommend using an Auger Powerhead with this diameter.
  • For minimal planting, use an electric drill with a side handle.
  • We recommend using an Auger Powerhead with these diameters.

Options for Your Auger


Please see the FAQs section for more information about the different options available for our augers.

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