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Jasonn B
04-06-2010, 06:40 PM
I'm looking for an easy way to keep my mulch around my trees. My mower is super powerful and in 2 months the mulch is just about gone around my trees.

I saw this and am wondering if anyone has used it?

http://www.yardproduct.com/images/2005_0915Installation0020024.JPG

http://www.yardproduct.com/product_info.php?cPath=171&products_id=758

I'm looking for an easy way to do this, and this just pound in with stakes!

Think Green
04-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Jason,
I use the 6" green Col-Met steel edging around all of my trees. IF you don't like the green, it comes in brown, black, and grey I believe.

Jasonn B
04-06-2010, 09:37 PM
Hmm, have any pics?

anotherturfgeek
04-06-2010, 09:58 PM
I cut a 6" deep edge with a bed edger around all trees. It creates a V shaped ditch. Very natural looking and very popular. You can use a shovel if you have no bed edger.

It will keep all mulch in. Just run mower about 1" from it then edge with the trimmer like you would a sidewalk or drive. Keeps a sharp defined edge and really looks GOOD!!!

You see this around most high end properties...

Think Green
04-06-2010, 10:01 PM
It is called the raised bed effect. Was highly popular in Tennessee back in the late 80's
In Arkansas--around our area, raised beds aren't desired anymore.

Jasonn B
04-07-2010, 10:41 AM
I cut a 6" deep edge with a bed edger around all trees. It creates a V shaped ditch. Very natural looking and very popular. You can use a shovel if you have no bed edger.

It will keep all mulch in. Just run mower about 1" from it then edge with the trimmer like you would a sidewalk or drive. Keeps a sharp defined edge and really looks GOOD!!!

You see this around most high end properties...

ANy pics of this?

anotherturfgeek
04-08-2010, 07:16 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=475&pictureid=3110

anotherturfgeek
04-08-2010, 07:20 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/picture.php?albumid=475&pictureid=3111



I did this at my house in front over Easter;

TMAC
04-09-2010, 02:20 AM
those stones look like crap. edge like turfgeek said looks high end and is easy to trim around + grass wont creep into bed, im sure grass will grow into the stomes over time

Cloud9Landscapes
04-09-2010, 03:27 AM
Stone is lowballer crap. Unless it is used exactly right. I would just do like the others say and put a ring around the tree and some steel edging. Try putting the mulch a little bit thicker too.