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How to edge and mulch around a tree

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This is how to edge around a tree and mulch around a tree. It's pretty simple, but it gives a clean look without any fancy tools or equipment. You could even do this with a regular shovel, the edger I use just makes it a bit easier to do. Want to watch more lawn care videos with lawn care tips like these? Subscribe to Grass Daddy today! https://youtube.com/grassdaddy?sub_confirmation=1
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Grass Daddy (10 месяцев назад)
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Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Vines mansion 2 (8 месяцев назад)
Grass Daddy I love your vedos
Dave Saturn (12 дней назад)
Idiot Grounds crew company I hired (and later fired) said there is no way trench edging could be done without heavy machinery and that it would cost an extra $40 per month to maintain. Think I'll forward this video to them.
Grass Daddy (10 дней назад)
Haha yeah there are edger tools pros can use to make it wicked fast so I dunno what they are talking about
Ismalia stabile Rosa da silva (21 день назад)
Não poda a árvore???
maronthehill (2 месяца назад)
This is not correct. You do not want to expose soil at the edge of the circle. Mulch level is too low. You just digged too deep. Add more mulch.
Grass Daddy (2 месяца назад)
The air gap stops some weeds/grasses from spreading
Thomas Blackwell (3 месяца назад)
Enjoy him now; he will grow up fast. One day my boy was a baby and the next he was getting a masters degree.
Shawn White (4 месяца назад)
I have never heard of digging the dirt down like that. In my yard that would fill with water after a heavy rain and be a soggy mess.
Grass Daddy (4 месяца назад)
It shouldn't fill up, if it did you'd have underlying water drainage issues
Joe Meow (4 месяца назад)
Don't put dirt on the grass, this may cause weeds to germinate there.
Joe Meow (4 месяца назад)
+Grass Daddy check out TRIM BIB. It's a little small for trimming around an entire bush, but it might help you around the yard.You can check them out on YouTube.
Grass Daddy (4 месяца назад)
interesting point. I really should get a tarp.
Barb Grajewski (4 месяца назад)
I would be very careful when doing this kind of edging that you are NOT cutting or damaging tree roots that are close to the surface. Mulch should be 2-3 inches, and placed away from the tree trunk. I personally do not like this kind of artificial circle around trees.
Grass Daddy (4 месяца назад)
If the tree was taller I wouldn't but it's a dwarf tree and the branches are so low mowing around it is a pain. So I do the circle thing otherwise it'd be wicked tall grass =P
Dan S (4 месяца назад)
Great video - thank you!
Change of Art Mary Ann Einarson (5 месяцев назад)
can’t tell — how much space between the tree trunk and mulch? i know mulch isn’t supposed to ever touch the tree bark (slow ‘underground’ death)
Grass Daddy (5 месяцев назад)
Just an inch or two
Yard Mama (5 месяцев назад)
Need to do this today! What kind of mulch do you use?
Grass Daddy (5 месяцев назад)
Awesome! Glad to help ;-)
Yard Mama (5 месяцев назад)
Grass Daddy thanks! Love your videos!
Grass Daddy (5 месяцев назад)
Yard Mama just basic pine untreated
joapps (5 месяцев назад)
Hi. When u edge, don't the clippings fall into the mulch (and then hard to clean out the clippings)? Also, does the mulch really prevent new grass from growing within the mulched area? Thanks!
Grass Daddy (5 месяцев назад)
It depends on which way you walk. If your trimmer spins clockwise you want to walk forward, counter-clockwise you want to walk backwards. And the mulch will prevent grass/weeds somewhat but it's not 100%.
CC CC (7 месяцев назад)
Asias Sales (7 месяцев назад)
Where he at? He has that good dirt! Not that red clay!
Jay Khan (7 месяцев назад)
the diamatar is too big for a small tree.
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
It's because of the low branches it's a pain to mow around so I made it wider
Leemz100 (7 месяцев назад)
You're lucky you have nice soil. I live in an area where the soil has a lot of sand in it so, when I do edging, it simply doesn't hold. It collapses over time due to rain and weather.
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
eesh I've got nothing for you on that one, it would drive me nuts.
I Am The Real Kimberly (7 месяцев назад)
Thanks buddy 👍🏾 ill be doing used work next week great tip
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
Federalist 46 (7 месяцев назад)
It's always funny to see gardening videos on YouTube. None of them are located in the South where we have nothing but Red Clay that nothing grows in and is impossible to dig through. Lol.
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
sorry for you =P
This Old Jew (7 месяцев назад)
I would rather edge like a bro
This Old Jew (7 месяцев назад)
Ohhh. I weedwacked yesterday. Too wet to mow the lawn.
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
no the thumbnail says edge like a pro and the title says something different
This Old Jew (7 месяцев назад)
did u change the title or something?
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
Bev Kay (8 месяцев назад)
Why do trees have so much mulch high up around the trunk? It pains me to see how many trees are suffocating and diseased from doing so. It weakens the roots because the roots grow upwards to get air. Here’s a link to prove my point from an episode from This Old House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI12XNNqldA
Barb Grajewski (4 месяца назад)
People do "monkey see, monkey do", and volcano mulch because their neighbors did it. I cannot believe how many landscapers do NOT mulch correctly, either.
Grass Daddy (7 месяцев назад)
I agree - we tried to plant the tree high up so the mulch would be level with the grass. it usually has an inch or less much between the dirt and tree ;-)
Bryant Salmon (8 месяцев назад)
ankle twister. no thanks
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
just don't walk in the beds =P
jennifer neal (8 месяцев назад)
You can also use the removed sod to fill in bare spots in your yard, if you remove them carefully, just make sure to water them really well after replanting.
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Yes! I do this too
Denzil Ritchie (8 месяцев назад)
I've done all my trees this way, however I don't like leaving the trench this deep due to the lawnmower wheels accidentally falling into the trench a scalping my grass in the past. Over the years I have added mulch and built it up to where I no longer have this problem. I now us e a riding mower, but in the past years I always mowed with my lawn mower wheels adjusted to the second highest cutting level and always had this scalping problem.
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
I love the look of the deep edge, so you have to mow with a 6in border and then trim it after. though the swardman you can go right over the edges because it's front/rear rollers keep it from scalping!
craig smestad (8 месяцев назад)
Nicely Done!
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Holly Van Hart (8 месяцев назад)
😍 Great video! 👍 👏🏻
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Steven Thorkelsen (8 месяцев назад)
How big should I make the circular on a 2’ wife at the base tree? What’s she white rag wrapped at the base for?
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
I do it based on how much space I need to mow around the tree. If it's branches are high up so you can get close then I'd do it smaller. Or if you have other trees try to match that size. The white wrap is to prevent animals from chewing on the trunk.
xxmayxx (8 месяцев назад)
What you do with the extra soil and grass chunks you took out?
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
I'll try to re-use the grass chunks on bare spots, but mostly I make a big pile in the corner of the backyard and it grows each year =P I have used some in the past for raised bed filler.
Jason Mastrogiacomo (8 месяцев назад)
General comment for all watching: Make sure your soil & mulch are just above the flare of the tree's roots - If not, the tree will suffocate and will send up roots closer to the surface to get water, air & nutrients. This will lead to large roots rising up above your mulch and growing at the surface into your lawn. This won't happen overnight. Basically, don't create giant hills in your tree plot. (Side note: An ECHO PAS system works great here with the edging and string trimmer attachments, especially if you're redefining existing edges or trying to un-bury any plastic / steel edging that has grass overgrown on it.)
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
thanks for watching and commenting!! it makes it worth it. I enjoy learning more about lawn care and sharing it with people so hearing how it helps motivates me to make more videos!
Jason Mastrogiacomo (8 месяцев назад)
Regarding the tree mountains: Absolutely - I was an offender until this year and I started watching your videos, which had suggestions / recommendations for other videos (to the right), which led to other videos. You and other channels are doing an excellent service for all of us looking to get good, consolidated information in one place. I've acquired a ton of knowledge in such a short period of time on how to take care of my lawn & landscape, so thank you for taking the time out of the day to make these!
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Yes, I still see 3 ft mountains on some trees around here - eeks! And I've tried the redefiner, a friend has one. Makes for quick work! I don't do enough edging to warrant one myself, although with the recent garden expansions it's getting close lol
Bobbyrock13 (8 месяцев назад)
I am a pro landscaper 20 years experience. The best way to do this job and be accurate is to start with the gas trimmer take the guard off the machine this will be your pencil as you turn the machine Upside down so you can score the ground to give you a visual of the line and circumference when you’re happy go full throttle with the trimmer and make a permanent line cut everything inside the line short ! Then follow the line with the square spayed and voilà it’s perfect 👌🏻
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Good idea!
Black Buick (8 месяцев назад)
Does your cart have solid tires or air filled?
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
Air filled and they always go flat!
DreWhite100 (8 месяцев назад)
You did not put down enough mulch.
Grass Daddy (8 месяцев назад)
It was fine I didn't want too much
mike g (9 месяцев назад)
Great Video. "Hey, I do this once a year so." your speaking my language. Just decided to save the money and do it myself.
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
It's easy to do, I enjoy being able to see the difference and know I did it rather than hire it out!
Steven Williams (9 месяцев назад)
Well done sir!
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
charles burnett (9 месяцев назад)
Very nice!
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
Red Rock Maintenance (9 месяцев назад)
Nice job.
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
Wiesbadengera M (9 месяцев назад)
Looks amazing
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
MB MOWING (9 месяцев назад)
So great to see someone posting lawncare videos that’s not a contractor
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
I do it because I want people to see you don't have to be anything special to do your lawn ;-) (Not saying pros aren't good, just that us normal folks can do it too if we want to)
P Dee (9 месяцев назад)
I like how you do this manually.
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
Thanks! I feel it gives a nice clean edge.
JJ Bilimek (9 месяцев назад)
what kind of tree is that? and what region of the country are you in? I liked how much shade you can get on even a young tree. Thanks!
Grass Daddy (9 месяцев назад)
That is our cherry tree! I'm in Rhode Island
Semper fi (10 месяцев назад)
what's that white material at the base of the trunk, and why purpose does it serve? thanks
Semper fi (10 месяцев назад)
oh ok cool thanks
Grass Daddy (10 месяцев назад)
It's a cloth to prevent animals from chewing the trunk
Llama Cebu (10 месяцев назад)
Lucky you... I had to take off 4 inches and went 5ft wide. Used a 5g bucket to tote dirt until it started getting real. Gorilla cart, lol
Leslie Knight (10 месяцев назад)
So helpful. I’m motivated.
Grass Daddy (10 месяцев назад)
Awesome! Thanks for watching
C man (10 месяцев назад)
This is called "victorian edging". If you have bermuda you are doing this constantly due to the runners. Another thing to keep in mind. Don't pile up mulch against the trunk of the tree. This can actually cause decay at the base of the tree and eventually kill it. Us landscrapers call this mulch volcanos which is bad bad bad. For a more permanent solution install steel or aluminum edging when doing this and you won't have to do it again for many years.
C man (10 месяцев назад)
Yeah it might be worth it to wait for the tree to achieve a larger size before putting in edging.
Grass Daddy (10 месяцев назад)
C man I've thought about metal but waiting to see how big the tree gets. Each year I've been increasing the circle slightly because it's hard to mow under the short branches without snagging.
Cristina Queimado (10 месяцев назад)
No vulcano mulch! That can cause the secondary roots to strangled the tree and may die
Grass Daddy (5 месяцев назад)
Cristina Queimado exactly, I've seen some 4ft tall volcanoes!
IN HIS HANDS (1 год назад)
Great job! Very simple
IN HIS HANDS (1 год назад)
Grass Daddy Indeed
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+IN HIS HANDS thanks!
CONCERTMANchicago (1 год назад)
*_Compliments from an experienced Arborist!_* One tip that is true for both installing and first mulching a tree. Is to excavate "Root Flare" or "Root Crown", from accumulated soil. Which is a trees naturally evolved tool that breaks off any circling roots, with pressure produced by buttress roots as they enlarge. All roots should be growing radially outbound from tree, none parallel to or growing back toward trunk. In fact, re-sweeping flare each spring is one of most beneficial things one can do, according to US Forest Service. Remember never raise soil grade around base of tree. And Mulch turns into soil...So cultivate and even harvest old layers of mulch before applying new. Ask...If you could breath through that much mulch, then so can your tree's or plant's roots.
tahoedewey (1 год назад)
Best Tree edging style
Liberation (1 год назад)
Thank you
garyowcar (1 год назад)
It's true smothering the tree base with mulch will harm the growth. Also, a pre-emergent like Preem is good to use before putting on the mulch.
jonesyterp (1 год назад)
This was a nice video. Simple and well explained, thanks. And Good to see I can do this without having to buy the lawn edging which is overkill. A good solid cut into the soil with the half moon edger provides what you need. (Note: Can your son teach my son how to come over and see whats going on without demanding to "help!", which means picking up a shovel that is 2.5 feet taller than him, falling over three times, then getting all indignant when I try to take it back.)
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
hahaha they "help" all the time
Janelle Parker (1 год назад)
Great Job and I also like the simple look. Thank you
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Janelle Parker thanks!
artmakersworlds (1 год назад)
NIce, I'll do this to mine. Now I don't like "the volcano" look either. Bad for the tree to mound stuff up around it too. However, yours has the fall into the pit breaking your ankle look to it. Dude, don't be so stingy with the mulch. Kinda looks like a cliff edge around the tree.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
I like that look =P
Ryan Passarelli (1 год назад)
A spade shovel works best..us pros dont step on it either bc it takes too long and goes to deep.
Karen Leigh (1 год назад)
Cute little ones always in your videos. how many do you have? what is the reason for the cloth tied around the tree? thanks for your simple but informative videos. they help.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
got 5 kids, and the cloth is to prevent animals from chewing on the tree ;-)
I Q (1 год назад)
From a landscaper of many years, great job, man. You're hired!
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+I Q thanks!
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
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jonny chavesi (1 год назад)
Grass D...I was looking at this, when at 00:43, small kid runs away...Sooo funny
GW (1 год назад)
Personally, I will tell you, mulching your trees is great and all, but that mulch can cause you to have termites. A better and easier and longer lasting bed is use river rock or pea gravel around the trees... and no termites!
devlinger (8 месяцев назад)
Stones absorb heat and damage roots. Rubber bark might be an alternative.
The FPV Life (1 год назад)
I can't do that. I have stray cats that would make this there toilet. Sux
Tainá Amora (3 месяца назад)
Must be a late comment but what do you do to stop cats from playing in the mulch? Would you cover with black sack (to stop weed growth) and then decorative pebbles or gravel?
R (1 год назад)
What would you consider doing if you have a tree with shallow roots and you can't edge really at all? A brick ring?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
That might work, but you'd have to put it on top of the soil so it would be a "step up" from the lawn. You would want to be sure you don't use too much mulch though, with the brick there you'd have the desire to make the mulch level but then that'd probably be too much mulch for the tree trunk
rickster348 (1 год назад)
- how do you keep weed's out of it?
Robert Reeves (1 год назад)
Nice job to a fellow weekend warrior. Thanks for the video!
Rob (1 год назад)
Use a rope. That circle is meh.
Deb2sing (1 год назад)
So glad I found your Channel!!! I have been struggling for years with the grass. Do you think I can use this with flower beds?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Deb2sing yup I do it that way for most borders, they do it in the UK a lot and I love the edge it gives
Mj Mamauag (1 год назад)
Good job! Easy to follow. Will add in @Lawn Dad's rope advice. Thanks guys!
christine sforza (1 год назад)
You can make this a much cleaner job by throwing the turf onto a tarp. Then you can haul it to your raised vegetable beds and place it upside down (green side down) as a base for your raised garden soil bed and add additional soil on top so the grass doesn't sprout back in your raised bed. Also, I would add some fresh garden soil to the tree bed, since tree surface roots must stay healthy for the tree to thrive after stripping a layer off those fine roots.
Phil Blackmore Sr (1 год назад)
How do you mow that inner lawn next to the hole?
Ronnie Townsend Jr (1 год назад)
What type of grass do you have in your yard
NHseacoast (1 год назад)
Ok thanks but I'll hire a guy to do my 15 trees and get this done.
Blogwire Media (1 год назад)
ridiculous....you couldn't have made the circle any bigger?....lol what a waste of space
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Blogwire Media might make it bigger, the cherry tree grew quite a bit this year. its a bit annoying trying to mow or trim under it
john celletti (1 год назад)
add around palm trees.
Alberta N (1 год назад)
Beautiful job. I love your buddy's shoes.
Cindy Cortez (1 год назад)
Helpful video, thanks!, How much water does it need? I live in S TEXAS so I have to water plants/trees late at night and what I usually do it fill it until I see a little pond then just let it absorb. Am I doing this right?
ronqie (1 год назад)
this is cool, simple and easy; thanks for this video.
Thomas Krafft (1 год назад)
What's the wrap on the trunk?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Thomas Krafft to keep chipmunks from chewing it
Ani Mali (1 год назад)
Nice and neat, but you forgot to leave the mulch a few inches away from the trunk. Living and learning, huh?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Ani Mali I didn't think I pushed it up to the trunk but I will have to check now lol with 5 kids I sometimes get distracted and in a rush!
Create-a-Venters (1 год назад)
Couldn't you use the ring waste as "plugs" for the bare spots in your lawn? I know St. Augustine is a "plug" lawn, not sure about KBG. Great videos!
Create-a-Venters (1 год назад)
Grass Daddy, cool! Love your channel. I'm taking a renewed interest in my lawn. I remodeled some planters, and discovered the Hell that is nutsedge. Repairing multiple sprinkler zones as well. Getting some great tips... keep up the great videos!
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+David Loud yes, I use the proplugger to move plugs all the time ;)
Moon Pie (1 год назад)
I get not doing the volcano, which is not good for te tree. But 1 inch is too little as well. Mulch at about 2 inches, it will help keep weeds down and retain water better. You actually probably have more than 1 inch anyway.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
Yeah I didn't measure but I really don't put much down ;-)
Denise Dobie (1 год назад)
Thanks for the great tips.
Kathy ayers-peterson (1 год назад)
he's making a mess of his grass where he's throwing the pulled out grass chunks! Using a tarp or wheel barrow would have kept things neater!
Nomad Wizard (1 год назад)
Lot easier if u used a shovel to rip up the sod after cutting. Put down a film (not landscape cloth/matt/felt, they r a scam) to stop weeds (with proper ground film u won't have any inbedded weeds for a decade or more) and run it to the edge and wrap around the outside of ur edging, spend $20 for edging so u never have to edge for 8-10 yrs, and it it keeps the grass from creeping into the mulch. Also u want at least 5 inches of mulch. Use only screened woodchips and u won't have to replace them for a decade also. The larger the chips the better. Do it once and do it rite.
Yard Mama (5 месяцев назад)
What kind of film?
Josh McCullough (8 месяцев назад)
Nomad Wizard Can you elaborate on why landscape fabric is a scam? Genuinely curious...
golans pride (1 год назад)
plz tell me. how are you dealing with. weeds.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+golans pride I use a pre-emergent and I do videos showing how I deal with them. Subscribe and you will see I record 99% of what I do to my lawn (the other 1% is just repeated stuff I dont feel like showing)
George Stankus (1 год назад)
Ok k
ryan orr (1 год назад)
dumb music
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
ryan orr thanks for watching!
Combat Pyro (1 год назад)
I don't understand why if you have another bag you wouldn't just use two full bags and make it deeper. You already have the mulch, why not use it?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Combat Pyro I used the rest on the peach tree
max98138 (1 год назад)
I like your videos but could do without the background music. Once you start speaking it becomes disruptive and a little redundant with the same tune over and over. It don't make it easier for me listen and learn. Just a thought.
TOO SEXY~ (1 год назад)
Turn Speakers down or off / SIMPLE!
Wright Lawn Care (1 год назад)
Studies show plants with 3" of mulch are healthier than 1" or more than 3".
Jordan Bronson (1 год назад)
+James Wright - Some Mulches actually kill " CERTAIN " Plants / Flowers and Veggie :(((.
Carlos Sevilla (1 год назад)
James Wright ... wouldn't doubt ur studies... but this is how edge a TREE... what do the studies say how many inches should a tree be mulched?
Lord Aizen (1 год назад)
Its look ugly
Lord Aizen (1 год назад)
Its look ugly
Zorro Z (1 год назад)
No offense - you're supposed to be the expert your yard looks terrible
Curtis McMinn (1 год назад)
Jacko B rude, much? "No offense" but then "terrible" on another man's work? He's choosing to share the tips he has? I learn from all his videos. Have two seats.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Jacko B also I dont claim to be an expert, if you watch the videos regularly you'll see the progress of the lawn and that it doesnt take an expert to do, anyone can have a great lawn it just takes time
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Jacko B its a renovation it was all dirt less than a year ago
TurboFlush (1 год назад)
thicker mulch bed will naturally keep weeds out. they have a hard time reaching the sun when seeding and die.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+TurboFlush yeah
Justin M (1 год назад)
Mulch always looks great for a week or two. Then it dries out and looks like it's been there for 57 years. Ha ha even the scotts "color stay" mulch gets dry looking quick. Guess we can always spray paint it brown or black.
Tainá Amora (3 месяца назад)
How about gravel or other decorative stones on top of a black sack to stop weed growth??
Bandit 1 (1 год назад)
Justin MacFarland, I buy my Mulch at a local place that makes it. It holds the color ready nice and their premium Mulch is only $24.00 a yard.
Justin M (1 год назад)
Grass Daddy , Probably wouldn't hurt to try it. I'll spend a few hundred bucks on a few yards of mulch, spend a weekend spreading it around the gardens and trees, and it looks awesome.... for a few weeks. Then it looks thinned out and the color fades. I'll have to look into this mulch dye. Ha ha
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+Justin MacFarland you joke but they sell mulch dye! I thought about it lol
Tyler Gates (1 год назад)
Great video
Eclipse Lawn Care (1 год назад)
Whats the diameter? How long did it take?
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
Eclipse Lawn Care i want to say 3ft and 20 min
Johnny .Bravo (1 год назад)
Nice edging!!
KnightOf Light (1 год назад)
I would love to put a ring around my maple tree and the roots at the bottom are thick and not sure how far from the tree do I start the ring without hitting the roots?
Change of Art Mary Ann Einarson (5 месяцев назад)
maples hate having their ‘root flare’ covered - they actually like to have some of their roots ‘exposed’... Google: MAPLE TREE ROOT FLARE to see why a tree ring might not work for your tree.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
Great question! I would just go out as far as it would look good, and then with the initial cut go slow so you can feel if you hit a root. It's OK if not all of the ring edge is perfect but overall it should look real nice.
scriptless (1 год назад)
Here is a tip we use on the golf course I work at. When you take your edger and make your vertical cuts like you did, go back around from the inside and make horizontal cuts. These horizontal costs should meet with your vertical cuts and will completely make pulling the sod up effortlessly. Also, the "professional" that told you that about a power edger is mistaken. It may be harder for him, but by no way is it worse. Actually it will give you perfect straight lines every time where-as that manual edger you are using may kinda zig and zag. But don't get me wrong I would have used a manual edger like you did. The amount of work it would take to draw a power edger out just to do that itty bitty teeny weeny job would have been far more hassle then it's worth. Also something I noticed, you cannot see your "root flare" at the base of the tree. By covering this up, you are suffocating your primary root structure causing the tree to form a secondary root system which can wrap around the tree, and choke the tree too death. I first heard about this from a TV show called "This Old House" maybe you have heard about it. We don't mulch the tree's properly at the course I work at and because of it the tree's are constantly dying and dropping limbs or getting diseases. This problem can be remedied by making sure you don't "volcano mulch" but when the flare is really deep in the yard it's not really worth putting a huge dip in your yard just for 1 tree. If it dies just re plant a new one. You did mention the volcano mulch problem and you said you use about 1 inch. 1 Inch is fine I wouldn't do any more then 1-2 inches. Really the mulch serves 2 purposes. It coveres the dirt from sun preventing weeds from growing, but also it looks nice. To thin of mulch will not serve the 1st purpose and to much can make it look bad (like those volcano's).
Mike Betts (1 год назад)
scriptless, ditto on the root flare issue. I am planting about 12 new trees right now, being careful to keep the flare at terrain level.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
+scriptless thank you for the tips!
Eye Heart Sushi (1 год назад)
Used same type of edger to make my tree ring over a month ago, but my tree ring looks too big. Was thinking of putting flowers and light layer of mulch or compost to distract from the large size of the tree ring. Thoughts?
Eye Heart Sushi (1 год назад)
Grass Daddy Thank, man. I'll try it this coming weekend.
Grass Daddy (1 год назад)
Yeah I've seen people do that and really like it. Actually I might suggest that to the wife. I'm only allowed to touch the grass lol
Lawn Dad (1 год назад)
Another good tip is tie a piece of rope loosely around the tree trunk and walk around the tree at the desired size of the bed marking it with anything for a precise circle. 👌🏽
Mario Camarillo (1 год назад)
Lawn Dad great idea about the string around tree
Mike Betts (1 год назад)
there is a specific type of paint can for just this purpose. The nozzle points straight up and the can is made to be used upside down. Just finished cutting in for 8 new maple trees using that method. Essentialy perfect circles.
Eye Heart Sushi (1 год назад)
That's how I did, tying a spray paint can at the other side of the rope.
David Hintz (1 год назад)
My neighbor Volcano'd his parkway trees so badly that I actually got mad. They are mounded around the truck at least two feet high. It's obscene.
cleared hot (9 месяцев назад)
David Hintz sir or ma'am, that's they're property to mulch how they see fit. Why are you allowing what your neighbor do to they're yard upset you?......it ain't that deep.
rk22cc (1 год назад)
Maybe you should mind your own business Grass Daddy
Jennifer McGolrick (1 год назад)
The "volcano" method you are all referring to is actually a great way to mulch heavy feeders like banana plants, other tropical trees and some fruit trees. It may not be as aesthetically pleasing, but that is not really the purpose of mulching... The purpose of mulching is to insulate and enrich the soil. As the mulch breaks down, it feeds the soil. Just keep it a few inches away from the trunk to discourage rot and pests, etc. As a matter of fact, GRASS will have the same suffocating effect if it's left to grow around the trunk. Anything that binds the trunk or the graft (in many situations these days) can kill your tree. Point being, if you see 2 feet of compost, decaying carbon matter, etc lying around the base of a tree - there's probably a master gardener behind it. Don't knock it til you've tried it.
iainthavinthat (1 год назад)
Joe Monroe: It takes time, trees can hold up for years like that.
Joe Monroe (1 год назад)
not true. I've seen hundreds done this way, and not one died.
LAWNFORCE LLC (1 год назад)
u forgot to have a beer in between. lol nice work
Thomas Blackwell (3 месяца назад)
Johnny .Bravo (1 год назад)
LAWNFORCE LLC Beer is also good for the lawn! along withccewing tobacco, dish soap & epson salts.

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