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.
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.
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.
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.
Protect your plants, young saplings, mature trees, and even garden posts and structures from mowers, trimmers, and more. Versatile and easy to install, this tree guard provides an effective barrier against potential damage. Can be doubled up for large trunks. Set of 6 protectors, each with 4 stakes and locking clip.
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.
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