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    Tree Rings

    Keep your newly planted sapling or mature tree safe from weed whackers and lawnmowers by placing a tree ring around it. It will also keep down weeds, ensuring the roots get more water. 

     

  • Tree Ring, 36”
    $39.95
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    This recycled rubber tree ring will never scatter, even when you run a mower over it. Unlike bark mulch, it doesn’t acidify the soil, and won’t need to be replaced each year. The ring suppresses weeds while letting air and water reach tree roots. It also keeps mowers and trimmers away from trunks, preventing damage to bark. Slit allows easy placement around trunk. Center hole can be cut with scissors to enlarge.

  • Tree Ring, 24”
    $29.95
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    More Details This recycled rubber tree ring will never scatter, even when you run a mower over it. Unlike bark mulch, this mulch ring doesn't acidify the soil and it won't need to be replaced each year. The ring suppresses weeds while letting air and water reach tree roots. They also keep mowers and trimmers away from trunks, preventing damage to bark. Slit allows easy placement around a tree trunk and the center hole can be cut ...
  • 48” Coco Fiber Tree Rings, set of 2
    $99.95
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    If you're not diligent about replenishing bark mulch, it can start to look messy and start letting weeds through after just one season. These thick mulch mats are made of tightly woven coconut fibers and durable natural latex, so they stop weeds for several seasons. They reduce string-trimming chores too, because you can mow right over them.

  • Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging, 12’ x 6”
    $34.95
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    More Details Say goodbye to the annual chore of edge-mulching your garden beds. Save money on bark mulch, the time and back-breaking task of spreading it or reining it in when it scatters — bet you can think of plenty else you'd rather do! Semi-permeable: allows air and water to pass through while suppressing weed growth. And, when you need to get down on your knees to tend to plants, it provides excellent cushioning and stability. Color ...
  • Tree Surround
    $49.95
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    The clean edges of this tree surround not only protect your tree from damage and weeds, but also help direct water to roots and make your landscape look tidy. Can also be used as a compact circular raised garden bed.

  • Coco Fiber Edging, 6” x 12’
    $21.95
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    Some gardeners dislike plastic mulches, but want something more permanent and more effective than bark mulch. This edging is made of coco fibers bonded with natural latex rubber. Anchored at the edges with Earth Staples, sold separately, they can be mowed over — no trimmer needed.

  • Hampstead Terra Cotta Plant Surround, 18”
    $52.95
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    Call attention to prized plants, create formal definition, and help block weeds at the same time. The natural, unglazed terra cotta complements any landscape design. It's not winter-hardy though so, if you live in a cold climate, bring it inside before the ground freezes. If you're planning to use it within a lawn, we recommend protecting it from errant mowers or string trimmers by buffering it with an extra, outer ring of mulch.

  • Achla Designs Oxford Tree Bench
    $279.00
    More Details Based on a classic early American design, our Oxford Tree Bench is unusual in that it wraps around the tree in a four-bench square. Four rectangular bench sections can completely encircle a 32" tree, but this bench also makes a great single seat with a side table area for tea tray. All of Achla Designs casual patio and garden furniture is made from eucalyptus grandis wood that is sustainably harvested. This bench features a natural ...
  • Mulch Block
    $16.95
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    More Details We’ve all been there: lugging heavy bags of mulch to the car, straining our backs and making a mess. These dehydrated coir mulch blocks weigh just 9 pounds and are delivered right to your door. Just add water and in 20 minutes, you’ll have 2 cubic feet of earth-friendly mulch. Made from coconut husks, coir has better water retention than bark, and reduces the temperature and moisture fluctuation by 50%. Keeps its rich color, too. ...

The experts at This Old House show the wrong -- then the right -- way to mulch around a tree. Although their example uses loose bark mulch, a mulch ring made from coir or recycled rubber also accomplishes the same goal.