Advantages of Using the Roto Auger
holes up to 16” deep and 1 ¼” wide
Insecticide applications and termite treatments
Electrical or sprinkler installations under sidewalks
water, aerate and fertilize trees and shrubs
digs for you! Just insert into any 3/8” or larger
electric or cordless drill.
Insert Roto Auger into drill with pointed tip away from
drill. Tighten drill chuck securely.
Hold the drill firmly with both hands. Place the drill
tip of the Roto Auger straight down into ground where
you wish to dig. Start drill slowly. Do not push too
hard. Medium speed is adequate to operate the Roto
Auger. Allow Roto Auger to drill its own hole. Dig
down 2” – 3” then slowly pull out, allowing dirt to spin
off. Repeat until desired depth is reached.
Works best in damp soil. Caution: If you hit a rock,
root or other object, you will have to relocate the
hole. Roto Auger is not designed to dig through hard
Consult your local nursery for proper depth and spacing of
bulbs and plants. Drill hole to desired depth. Insert the
bulb or seedling. Cover with soil.
To aerate or fertilize trees and large shrubs, drill holes
two feet apart around the outside drip line. Insert
fertilizer into holes. For improved long term drainage,
fill in holes with gravel or pebbles.
For insecticide applications, drill hole to depth specified
by insecticide manufacturer. Follow all manufacturer’s
directions and cautions specified on the label.
For weeding, center the Roto Auger point directly over the
center of the weed and drill down until the root is removed.
To install electrical wiring under sidewalks, dig down with
a shovel on each side of walkway. Be sure to dig at least
3” deeper than the thickness of the sidewalk. Begin
drilling hole at a slight slant from below the edge of the
sidewalk. Dig 2” – 3” at a time and remove dirt until hole
is about half way under the sidewalk. Insert broom or rake
handle into the hole. From the other side, line up Roto
Digger with the handle and repeat the drilling process. The
handle should move when the holes meet. Feed the wire
through the hole.