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Leonard ArborRain™ Hydration System, 20 Gallon

# AR20
In Stock
123 @ $ 20.39
> 24 @ $ 17.89
Weight: 2.100000 lbs

Slowly Paced, Even Irrigation for Maximum Usage by the Tree

The ArborRain hydration system is an effective alternative for the deep irrigation of newly planted shrubs and trees. This innovative system works to reduce "transplant shock" while helping more established trees thrive in dry and hot conditions. This 20-gallon, high-capacity model releases water over a 5 to 8 hour period, ensuring water seeps deep into the soil, irrigating both the root ball and surrounding soil for total coverage.
We designed the ArborRain system with a low profile to better blend and merge with its natural surroundings. The brown coloring decreases visibility when used alongside darker mulches. Fits trees and shrubs up to 6 inches in diameter, plus multiple ArborRain systems can be installed around the drip line of established trees to combat the added stress from drought or new construction. Protect your new tree investment with ArborRain!

Specs

  • 1 5/8in diameter fill port with a threaded cap
  • 36in overall diameter
  • Two emitters
  • UV Stabilized
  • 18mil thickness
  • Product Features

  • High Capacity
  • Fill Port - 1 5/8" diameter fill port with a threaded cap accommodates a wide variety of hose sizes for quick filling.
  • Double Emitters - Distributes water evenly across the root area for complete coverage and are removable to clear blockages
  • Drip Time - Slow release rate insures water gets where it is needed- into the root zone
  • UV Stabilized - UV stabilized for long life outside under the sun
  • Cold weather - An additive to the plastic resists the cold weather just in case you collect your Arbor Rains late in the season.
  • Warranty

    Product is covered by A.M Leonard's 5 year guarantee against manufacturer defects.

    Review Summary (Based on 27 Reviews)

    Customer Reviews for Leonard ArborRain™ Hydration System, 20 Gallon

    4 Stars

    Saved my tree

    Greg Of Lodi from CA wrote (July 21, 2017):

    I purchased the Hydration System because one of my trees appeared to be dying. It took a week but the tree looks healthy. The only negative is that the water drains a bit too fast.

    5 Stars

    Good quality from reputable company

    Jackie from DE wrote (May 07, 2017):

    This is a trusted brand and we have purchased from this company for years great quality lasts and is durable like these better than the typical green bags and were great for the evergreen trees we purchased

    5 Stars

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    Service K solutions from OH wrote (February 27, 2017):

    Good product for the money very useful saves time and money

    5 Stars

    ArborRain hydration system is a winner

    Landscape designer/builder from MA wrote (August 26, 2016):

    This hydration system is excellent; good quality rubber, easy to use and to effective. I plan on purchasing more to help my client's trees establish well, especially in dry weather.

    5 Stars

    Hydration system did excellent job hydrating my trees during drought

    George Johnson from VA wrote (August 13, 2016):

    This is my second system I have bought for my yard. It works well.

    4 Stars

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    ken from KS wrote (June 14, 2016):

    To water new trees.

    3 Stars

    It's ok but

    James from wrote (June 13, 2016):

    Only 2 emitters should have 4. I turn mine 1/4 turn after first fill.

    2 Stars

    Expensive Mulch

    mtspace from AZ wrote (March 09, 2015):

    In high-altitude AZ, UV burns this ('UV stabilized') plastic to a crisp in a season, at which point it gets stiff and may crack if it is moved at all. I bought six of them and I found them so difficult to fill that I'm not sure all six were ever filled. I gave up after trying to fill just three or four. I use the old carcasses as movable mulch around new trees, weighing them down with rocks. Not pretty, but somewhat effective. The recent sale price would be a pretty good deal - for a dozen.

    4 Stars

    Good Product

    TMW from MS wrote (October 13, 2011):

    It works well but there are several small problems. It does not completely empty making it hard to move and there needs to be a ridge or handle to keep it open when filling. I have not yet filled it without getting wet.

    3 Stars

    ArborRain doesn't live up

    Julia from OR wrote (October 13, 2011):

    In general this is a good concept, and one I like better than the upright green hydrators. However, I was disappointed that the material isn't more durable. Since it is placed on the ground, the ArborRain is vulnerable to puncture by roots, sticks and rocks. Which is exactly what happened the first time I moved mine. If the material were stronger and more durable, this would be a great product.

    4 Stars

    AR 20

    Beth from MI wrote (October 13, 2011):

    I think the AR 20 is the perfect size. I was able to water my trees on a schedule and only once a week all summer fit around the trees nicely and it was a lot easier than dragging a hose or a sprinkler sround the yard! The only downfall I saw was that if the ground around the base of the tree was not completely level the bag would not drain fully.

    4 Stars

    Looks great, works great on flat ground

    J. Sawyer from OH wrote (October 13, 2011):

    The flat design is a great leap forward. Its low profile makes it barely noticeable, even when full. If ground is not completely flat around the tree, I recommend the upright version.

    4 Stars

    Works as advertised

    Dave from MD wrote (September 30, 2011):

    I bought these to you around our newly planted plum trees. After using them for a while I realized that a soaker hose is just as effective if you have enough hose to reach your connection. These may be better suited to remote plantings when you have access to a trailered water tank since you have to fill them in place. I agree with the other posters that a quick-connect cap or other hands-free filling method would be nice. They work as advertised, but you may not need them.

    4 Stars

    Drought Buster

    Pat from NM wrote (September 28, 2011):

    We needed a solution to help keep ahead of the drought that we are experiencing. This product provides a deep, slow watering that keeps the roots down deep in the ground. Our apple and spruce trees are flourishing whereas surrounding trees that are not irrigated with this product are not.

    5 Stars

    Great product

    Kirk from TX wrote (September 27, 2011):

    This watering tube worked great for me in the ongoing Texas drought. It does a great job of soaking down the root zone slowly. I have had no problems at all with the AR20 product. I was concerned that wildlife such as raccoons, etc. might be a problem in this extreme drought, but they did not bother the tubes at all.

    4 Stars

    Winter Watering!

    Ryan, Certified Arborist from CO wrote (September 27, 2011):

    This product is a must have for establishing trees in dry climes. After the irrigation is shut down we had to have a way (other than with a hose) to provide water to trees and shrubs. We use each variety of the "water bags" at my company, and love them. We sell one with every tree/shrub we install. My only complaint is, like the others, there needs to be a hose bib with a one way valve on the cap!

    2 Stars

    drains too fast, hot water in full sun

    sandy from Washington DC from wrote (September 26, 2011):

    The idea of a slow drip is good, but this 20 gallons is empty within 5 hours, so I felt it was not really very slow. I found it easier to put a hose on with a trickle where there was access. Also in full sun & 100 degree temps, both the plastic & water can get quite hot...not so sure that's great for newly planted roots. It wasn't the best solution for me.

    5 Stars

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    entomologist from IN wrote (September 26, 2011):

    worked very well for the purpose intended

    5 Stars

    It does what I need it to

    A.J. from AR wrote (September 25, 2011):

    Hot summers with no rain really stress plant life here. Bought the AR20 specifically to care for a Japanese maple that suffers every year during hot weather. The AR20 allowed water to get directly into the root ball without excessive evaporation, and with 3 fill ups a week our maple looks better than it ever has.

    4 Stars

    ArborRain Hydrator

    Mary from NE wrote (September 23, 2011):

    For newly planted trees, I liked the slow dripping to water the tree. After a hot summer, my newly planted trees look good.

    4 Stars

    For an arborvitae not perfect. . .

    sbc from MI wrote (September 23, 2011):

    I used mine to water a newly planted arborvitae. I also had purchased another style of bag for other trees at the same time. This one is better than the others because I feel like I'm getting a better measurement of water. However it is somewhat awkward to fill for two reasons one that is a design flaw? and one because of my application. The flaw is that you have to hold your hose in place and then lift the fill spigot as the bag fills with water so that the water doesn't come out of the top before it's actually full. The other problem is that this will work much easier on trees and shrubs with higher branch systems. You will also want to rotate the bag periodically so you don't develop a washout channel.

    4 Stars

    Certainly helped

    R from TX wrote (September 23, 2011):

    During this drought I was looking for something to help on the days that I could not give my young trees a good soaking. Easy to use, except for the cutout that is supposed to fit back over the cap? Quality is ok, but the velcro connect strap has already come off on one. Be interested to see how they hold up.

    4 Stars

    AR20

    Walter in Arizona from AZ wrote (September 23, 2011):

    So glad I bought ten - shoulo have bought more. They are easy to fill and move if needed. I have three fixed, the others serve more than one tree. Wish they sold a gadget to hook up the AR20 to a quick-connect garden hose. But even with tired knees filling these things, I'll still use them because I can count on a specific amount of water going to each plant with minimal evaporative loss.

    3 Stars

    A product for flatlanders

    Charlotte C. from MT wrote (September 23, 2011):

    This product would be great if your tree is perfectly level. If the Arbor Rain is placed on a hill, it rolls down the hill in addition to being difficult to fill since you have to hold the opening up in the air while filling.

    4 Stars

    Almost perfect solution to my needs

    sargantj from CA wrote (June 15, 2011):

    I walk with 2 canes and cannot touch my toes, let alone anything at ground level. I learned that my pomegranite trees might bear better if they had more water whenever they have bloomed. My idea was to hook up a couple of Arbor Rain "donuts" around the drip line. (I added a bit of citrus tree food for good measure.) My plan included attaching 10 foot length of hose to each then to a splitter with a quick connect to the hose. I devised a way to adapt the cover for the fill hole to thread in the hose end and proceeded. At the end of the season I should know if that does indeed fix my problem with having my pomegranite blossoms drop and fail to produce fruit.

    5 Stars

    Watering a Redwood Tree

    Rich from Walnut Creek from CA wrote (June 15, 2011):

    In our California native plant garden, we have a Redwood tree that in the past got little soaking water. With the ArborRain, it now gets adequate water at a slow rate.

    4 Stars

    Arbor Rain System

    Ryan from AZ wrote (June 15, 2011):

    This is a great all around product for watering trees where irrigation systems are not present. I have my guys use these on newly planted trees. I think the only drawback on them is filling them with water. If there was a product that you could connect to your hose and then connect to the Arbor Rain bladder, I think it could expedite the process. Then it could be hands free.

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    Slowly Paced, Even Irrigation for Maximum Usage by the Tree

    The ArborRain hydration system is an effective alternative for the deep irrigation of newly planted shrubs and trees. This innovative system works to reduce "transplant shock" while helping more established trees thrive in dry and hot conditions. This 20-gallon, high-capacity model releases water over a 5 to 8 hour period, ensuring water seeps deep into the soil, irrigating both the root ball and surrounding soil for total coverage.
    We designed the ArborRain system with a low profile to better blend and merge with its natural surroundings. The brown coloring decreases visibility when used alongside darker mulches. Fits trees and shrubs up to 6 inches in diameter, plus multiple ArborRain systems can be installed around the drip line of established trees to combat the added stress from drought or new construction. Protect your new tree investment with ArborRain!