Mulch keeps getting sucked up by my mover around trees. Stone around trees???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Jasonn B, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Jasonn B

    Jasonn B LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 147

    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?

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    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!
     
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  3. Jasonn B

    Jasonn B LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 147

    Hmm, have any pics?
     
  4. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    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...
     
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  6. Jasonn B

    Jasonn B LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 147

    ANy pics of this?
     
  7. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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  8. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
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    I did this at my house in front over Easter;
     
  9. TMAC

    TMAC LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  10. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    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.
     

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