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edging circles around trees how?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by contourbs, May 1, 2005.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    whats the easiest way to make some good circles around trees
  2. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    bed edger :D
  3. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I use a stick edger. And try to make it look good.
  4. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    take some twine, string, or rope of some type and tie one end loosely around the tree. tie the other end to a can of upside down marking paint and walk a circle around the tree. then edge and mulch.
  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Dido, then edge with either a flat edge spade shovel or an edger, then mulch try to make the edge at least a few inches deep. :waving:
  6. surfisher211

    surfisher211 LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 141

    if the tree nice and round measure around it to the distance u want, get some of that upside down mark out paint and when u measure the distance u want spray dots do this all around the tree to out line your circle then get a good spade shovel and start at the ring and work yours :drinkup: elf around the tree
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    Instead of tie-ing the string, loop it around the trunk and hold both ends. This is not only faster but you can mark the string and make all the rings the same size.
  8. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    I know what you mean and it sounds like an even better idea than I had.

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