How To Make A Circle Around My Trees?

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Old 05-07-05, 06:31 PM
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How To Make A Circle Around My Trees?

In so many landscaped places, I see that the area immediately around trees is in a perfect circle (or close to it).

I have tried to use an edger (mine does not allow any adjustments), and a shovel to dig it out.

Unfortunately, I can never make the circles look that good.


Any advice or a how to?

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Old 05-07-05, 09:18 PM
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You can take a tape measure and measure out from the tree trunk in several places to make sure the depth of the bed will be the same all the way around the tree. You can mark the locations with stakes or flour or lime and then connect the 'dots' by sprinkling flour or lime to outline where you want to dig. Press shovel into soil along this line. Or, you can simply stretch waterhose around the tree and use it to guide you. You will want the edge along perimeter to be a little deeper to act as a lip to keep mulch in bed and looking tidy. When mowing turn mower so grass clippings do not go in to bed if not using a grass catcher.

Maintain the boundary between lawn and flowerbed by edging with a flat spade, half-moon edger, or weed-trimmer. You can also work a variety of edging materials into your plan, including products made from metal or plastic, bricks, field stones, or pavers.

Remember anything planted in a bed beneath a tree must compete for moisture with the tree. Make plant selections that can thrive in the growing conditionsn beneath the tree.
 
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Thanks, that will be a big help.
 
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another way

another way to do it is to take a piece of rope and loosely tie it around the bottom of the tree, so it can slip around. Go as far out on the rope as you want your circle and hold a spray paint can spraying as you make your way around the tree, moving the rope as you go. The rope is the radius of your circle. Use whatever color of spray paint you have on hand.
 
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