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Rings around small trees?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mrk'sLawn, May 13, 2006.

  1. Mrk'sLawn

    Mrk'sLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I know I'm being some what lazy and could probably search a little harder but nonetheless.., I'll ask a question I know has been asked many times.. How is the best way to get a perfect circle cut out around a tree? Do you use a rope or something tied around the base? I know there is a simple way to lay it out. Thanks for everyones help in advance. It's been a long wet day here in Jersey. Time to relax..:sleeping:
  2. jmartin

    jmartin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    There are a couple of ways I do it.

    One is to tie a piece of twine/rope or whatever loosely around the trunk. Then I measure how far out from the trunk I want the ring to be, cut it, and holding the string tight I circle the tree with my marking paint to form the circle.

    The other is to measure how far out I want the ring to be and mark it on four sides with the paint and than just connect the marks I made freehand. It may be a little off, but you can usually eyeball it to make it look right.

    Hope this helps...
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    What is the ring for? I am guessing a mulch ring. We make our own using irrigation line and a felt material. They just slip around the tree or pole and we attach the ends and pin down. No need to cut the sod out. If this is what you are talking about, I can send some pics.
  4. Mrk'sLawn

    Mrk'sLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I would appreciate it very much.. Yes a mulch ring..
  5. clc2003

    clc2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ia
    Posts: 268

    Can u send me some too?
  6. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Your asking for problems if you do not remove the sod

  7. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    Edge it and roundup. Mulch over it. Is there something I am missing here?
    Oh yea, tape measure...
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I just eyeball it and mark it lightly with the edger or my foot, making corrections if needed... Once I got it, I edge it good which defines that, the rest is cake.

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