Yard Feeder® – Effortless Beauty for Lawn and Garden
Yard Feeder® is the path to effortless beauty for lawn and landscape, delivering fertilizers or virtually any other liquid product through drip or sprinkler irrigation systems. Yard Feeder works with minimal maintenance or intervention, so it’s great for residential yards, business complexes, sports fields, and golf courses.
Yard Feeder eliminates hit-and-miss fertilizer application by tapping into sprinkler or drip systems that already target your lawn and landscape. The same system that waters your yard and garden also feeds your yard and garden. Fertilizing through an irrigation system is so efficient and effective it has a name: fertigation.
Yard Feeder is fertigation at its very best: high quality and low maintenance. Backed by a two-year limited warranty, there are few moving parts and no added pumps or electrical connections. Color-coded fittings and clear instructions help simplify installation and service (though we encourage professional installation for backflow prevention and compliance with local codes.)
Farmers and nurseries have been using fertigation for years; it’s about time home owners and businesses use fertigation, too.
Standard Features of Yard Feeder® Fertigation System
Note – Because Yard Feeder taps into a current irrigation system, it requires backflow prevention. Professional installation is recommended.
Yard Feeder® Recommended Use
Dispense virtually any liquid product through Yard Feeder. It delivers what you want, when you want it, where you want it: mole and vole control, insect repellents, critter control, or most other products available for use in fertigation tanks, as long as they are not petroleum based. Even powdered fertilizers can be used as long as they water soluble and thoroughly dissolved before adding to the Yard Feeder tank.
We recommend EnviroYard® for use in Yard Feeder, a no-salt, low pH product specifically designed to work with Yard Feeder. An all-purpose plant food, EnviroYard conditions the soil and nourishes your plants.
Since the Yard Feeder taps into the location’s current irrigation system it requires backflow prevention. We recommend professional installation.
Yard Feeder® Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How is Yard Feeder installed?
A:Yard Feeder connects with two color-coded hoses to the flow inducer (included in the Yard Feeder Kit). The flow inducer replaces a short section of your irrigation line, so we suggest professional installation to ensure compliance with local codes.
Q: Can I use other fertilizers in my Yard Feeder tank?
A: Yes. Dispense any non-petroleum based product: mole and vole control, insect repellants, critter control, or any product made for fertigation tanks.
Q: Can I use powder fertilizer?
A: Yes you can, provided it is water-soluble and thoroughly mixed and dissolved before being poured into the tank.
Q: How often do I need to fill my Yard Feeder tank?
A: Most users refill the tank 3-4 times a year, but this depends on the Yard Feeder tank size, fertilizer used, fertigation frequency, plant condition, and irrigation system flow rate. For more detailed information, contact us as Info@YardFeeder.com.
Servicing Your Yard Feeder®
- Close the black and blue valves by turning the valve handles one quarter turn clockwise.
- Slowly open red drain valve* to release pressure and begin to empty tank contents.
- Remove fill cap by depressing the two locking levers. Tank will empty quickly once cap is removed.
- Close the red drain valve when the tank is empty.
- Fill the Yard Feeder tank to the top of the filler neck with EnviroYard® liquid fertilizer or other liquid product. Eliminate any air in the filler neck.
- Replace fill cap and lock in place by pulling the two locking levers up.
- Turn the black and blue valves one quarter turn counter-clockwise to restore tank function. Ensure there are no leaks.
*NOTE: for older model tanks that do not have a red drain valve, turn off water supply at back flow preventer and open a bleed valve downstream to release pressure before proceeding to step C.