Landscaping / Edging / Mulching Around Trees

Landscaping / Edging / Mulching Around Trees

The tree in our front yard has been in need of some landscaping for a while so in this video I show you how to landscape, edge, and mulch around trees. This landscaping will add a clean look to your lawn and also add some color to your landscape. We cut and edge around the tree, planted various plants, put down newspaper as a weed barrier, and placed mulch on that to complete the look.

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50 Comments

  1. Sharyn on May 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful bed! And the pups are adorable. 💕

  2. Reza Manbachi on May 21, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Ryan, how do you prevent the grass to grow there again? The problem I have is that every time I overseed, I end up having grass growing in there.
    Appreciate your help

  3. roborat on May 21, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Good you consulted the wife. Men cannot design these things naturally. 😀

  4. Twyla's Timeline on May 21, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I love it – it Looks pretty neat! What’s the name of plant with the yellow flowers ?

  5. matthew stover on May 21, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    The flower bed looks nice. I’m using the same edge in my front yard to rock an area of muddy soil in deep shadow.
    It’s really easy to use. How did you decide what to plant?

  6. Keith Roberts on May 21, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    That’s pave edg for retaining pavers

  7. D Ress on May 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Nice look. Sadly it’s bad for the tree. All mulch or ground covering should be 12′ from the trunk of a tree or more. Coverings too close will cause the roots to pull to the surface and weaken the trees root system. I recommend researching this with arborist or at one’s website.

  8. MucaroBoricua on May 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Lovely doggy.
    I might be wrong, but she’s doing most of the hard work.

  9. Maria Badillo on May 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    It’s better if you just do it. and keep talking. We learn by watching, not by listening. But thank you.

  10. QUICK-STAR on May 21, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    These islands are nice….sometimes really beautiful….maybe always….but good luck keeping grass of it when you mow the lawn!

  11. Change of Art Mary Ann Einarson on May 21, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    curious if you had to cut any tree roots… also, I appreciate that you didn’t get too close to the tree. too many people think you can pile up the soil, covering the root flare — and slowly killing their tree.

  12. Teacher Lynn on May 21, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I see you doing a lot of talking while your pretty assistant does all the work. What’s up wit’ dat’??? But can you use the edging on un-level ground. My yard slopes? Maybe I should ask the pretty lady.

  13. Dirk Gibbens on May 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    You have a very trusting wife alliwing her fingers to be that close to the spade while peeling up the sod 😳. Nice job. Looks great! 👍

  14. the dyslexic on May 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I have a three year old tree-farm grown Prairie Horizon Alder (developed by the University of North Dakota) that was planted by a bobcat into a roughly three foot diameter hole. After planting, the installers put a raised soil area (4 inches high maybe) around the outer edge of the planting hole and then put natural wood mulch on it and tapered it down to within an inch or so of the trunk. As the mulch blew away or decayed over the last few years, I didn’t keep the grass from invading into it very well and would now like to get the grass out of there for good…and put in some lawn edging. The mulched area is not grown over to the point of being a "lawn" already but if not dealt with, I’m sure it would grow right up to the tree. I am concerned that there would be feeder routes up into that raised border area so don’t want to dig the grass out with a shovel so will probably have to use a hand spade and be careful about cutting them off. I did pull up a bunch of the grass (yesterday) closest to the trunk and found a number of roots that were under the grass and are now exposed to the air. Can I just put an inch or so of topsoil over those exposed roots, dig out the rest of the invading grass by hand, …and then dig a circle against the outer edge of the raised area, install lawn edging, and re-mulch the area again? Would that edging be too close to those feeder roots and damage them? I don’t want to remove/flatten the raised area so was thinking of cutting out the grass further away by a foot or two in a bigger circle or in a design like you did, and then installing the edging out there and re-mulching the whole thing. I am assuming that if I was to do the larger mulch area, I would have to not put too much mulch up on top of those feeder roots in the raised area so they can breath???. I also don’t really know how/where those feeder routes grow to after. Do they go back down as they get further from the tree or run just under the lawn? Will putting lawn edging 3-4 feet away from the tree impede those roots in the future? Can you give me some guidance on this please. Thanks.

  15. Luis Arashiro on May 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    It is not good for the tree to have plants on it’s roots. At least you planted them a bit far away.

  16. John Karns on May 21, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    OMG don’t ever use landscape fabric. You will be sorry. It is the hardest thing to take up when you need to. It is a nightmare.

  17. J.C M on May 21, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I see your Westies supervising just like mine do! 😂 The bed looks great!

  18. Justin Gilbert on May 21, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Since its been a year, would you still do the border?

  19. Christopher Haak on May 21, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I’d be interested in seeing what your birch looks like now. Birch clumps are self pruning and in a short time, you won’t have any branches lower than 10 feet or more from the ground, so I don’t understand why you wouldn’t prune up to begin with. The edging looks good, but grass will cross that types of edging in no time at all, as it is not a particularly good barrier for spreading grass.

  20. Zach Harper on May 21, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    How do you maintain the sharp edge as the grass grows?

  21. David Tubesing on May 21, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    I hate landscaping fabric, I’ve had better luck skipping it then using it

  22. Kay Tong on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks a lot

  23. The Suburban Gardenista on May 21, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Looks fantastic – it really brightens up the yard – thanks for sharing!

  24. SURE GALLERY on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful 😍😍

  25. C G on May 21, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Do you get many deer? We do and it’s a challenge with choosing plants.

  26. Lou Pesenti on May 21, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Cute doggie!

  27. T Molag on May 21, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Don’t forget to mention that tree trunks don’t like mulch on top of them. It causes issues. I make sure to mulch around the tree leaving about 6in unmulched around the trunk

  28. mebabeful on May 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    You guys did a great job 👍

  29. Emmy Nguyen on May 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Hi, i read on internet and learned that we shouldnt add more soil on top of the roots of the tree and especially near the trunk . Will it not harmful to the tree? Thanks so much.

  30. Karem Perez on May 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Seems she did the whole thing.

  31. T S on May 21, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    A decent pony shovel makes removing sod in beds a lot easier

  32. Quandre Hodges on May 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you!!

  33. Jay Jay on May 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    He good but he talks to much

  34. Dan Williams on May 21, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Westie!

  35. hvymetalmg on May 21, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    How do I get rid of the weeds and crap growing before I do all the other stuff. This shit ain’t for me, geez

  36. steelonius on May 21, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Those tree roots need to breath. I think a landscaping fabric would be very hard on the tree in the long run.

  37. jane wilson on May 21, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    LOOKS GREAT

  38. Dorothy Chester on May 21, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Wet cardboard keeps weeds out too

  39. Blue B on May 21, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Looks great 👍

  40. DJ Ratino on May 21, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    I have a sugar maple that’s triangular. I’ve thought about building landscaping timbers around it making a hexagon. Then filling the wood with mulch. This tree is like 60 years old. I wouldn’t do the flowers. If I fill the hex up level to the top, the base of the tree would be even without building up a hill. Mulch near the base can choke a tree, but if it’s 40 foot tall, I doubt you’ll choke it.

  41. superc on May 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Is it safe to put a lot more flowers than that around the tree so that only a few mulch /brown soil is showing?

  42. Martin Roth on May 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    nice shape!

  43. Daryl Beebe on May 21, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Hi, I would like to create a similar look, but my tree has large roots that spread from the tree across the lawn. Do you have any suggestions? I do not want to hurt the roots. Great job.

  44. C T on May 21, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    What kind of tree is that?

  45. Lillie Teel on May 21, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    YES LOOKS GREAT! I have some new ideas for my trees. We just purchased a house and I’m super excited to do my yard. Thanks so much for sharing

  46. tyjc444 on May 21, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    😎

  47. Walker Time on May 21, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Great video. Straight to the point with details thanks

  48. Rebel Eazy on May 21, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    First time to your channel. Good job. Good commentary. Thumbs up

  49. Norcadre Eleria on May 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Newly sub mr handsome❣️

  50. John Olsen on May 21, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Dude, the lawn looks like a carpet! great Job!

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