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Root Quencher® Spike 2.0

$9.95

Features and Benefits
  • Deep root watering system for small plants, flowers, vegetables, and potted plants
  • Delivers water and fertilizer where needed
  • Variable water control
  • Self-piercing capability
  • Compatible with all irrigation systems
  • Easy to install
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Comes with 4 at the price of $24.95
Best Use For

Root Quencher Spike reaches a depth of nearly 5 inches beneath the surface and easily connects to drip systems to provide extra water to plants with higher hydration needs. It is perfect for small plants that may need deeper water than a typical drip system provides. Here's a list of some of the plants we love to pair Root Quencher Spike with.

  • Berries - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and more.
  • Flowers - day lilies, poppies, phlox, calla lilies, snapdragons, meadowsweet, iris', bee balm, canna,  and more.
  • Garden vegetables - peas, green beans, lettuces, kale, Brussels sprouts, peppers, eggplant, melons, and more. 
  • Many more plants with somewhat shallow root systems that require extra water compared to those along a drip system. 
Need Help?

If you don't see a connector that you need, write me and I will get it for you. robert@rootquencher.com

Flow Control Valve

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I USE A ROOT QUENCHER® IF I DON’T HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM?

IDI sells the parts to connect the RQ to a hose bib and we even sell hose bib timers, so no, you do not need a sprinkler system.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WATER TOO MUCH THROUGH THE RQ?

Yes it is, and when setting the RQ valve, be conservative on water and set it to fi ll once during the cycle (1 gallon).

WON’T THE RQ DAMAGE EXISTING ROOTS IF I DRILL A HOLE FOR INSTALLATION?

We have not experienced any root damage to installs with existing trees and bushes, although you do want to be careful selecting an area to dig or drill.

DOES THE ROOT QUENCHER ATTRACT ROOTS AND FILL UP WITH ROOTS AND BUST IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME?

No, in fact after over 3 years of testing we have not seen any devices attract or fill with roots. However if roots started growing inside the device is easy to clean out

CAN I FERTILIZE USING THE RQ?

Yes, the RQ is designed for liquid or granular fertilizers as well as pest treatments very effectively.

CAN I USE GRANULAR FERTILIZERS IN THE RQ?

Granular fertilizers can be used in the RQ, although our testing shows that liquid fertilizers are more effective.

DO I HAVE TO DILUTE LIQUID FERTILIZERS BEFORE I POUR INTO THE RQ?

No, we recommend putting straight liquid fertilizer in the chambers and allow it to mix i n the RQ and dispense to the roots

CAN I INSTALL THE RQ IN A DRIP SYSTEM?

Yes you can, ideally to a ½ drip line directly into the valve on the RQ. Be careful to balance volume between the RQ and the rest of the system

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RQ AND RAINBIRD’S RWS?

The RWS has several different sizes available and you have to know the soil conditions and tree needs before buying. Also there is no way to increase or decrease water volume in the RWS and no practical way to fertilize in their device. With the Root Quencher you can adjust the flow, the depth of the device and mix fertilizer in the chamber. One size fits all needs

HOW DOES THE RQ DIFFER FROM THE TREE GATOR?

The Tree Gator is a bag that is placed around the tree trunk filled with water that seeps into the ground to water. The RQ waters in the ground at the roots.