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Everedge Tree Rings

When planting trees on a lawn, it's not always easy to maintain a neat area of bare soil around the tree base. Bare soil around the base is essential when it comes to feeding the tree (by top-dressing with an appropriate compost), especially in its early years.

The solution to this that I've adopted is Everedge Tree Rings, which have proven easy to use and perfect for the job.

To illustrate: here's one of my immature trees before a tree ring was fitted.

The process of fitting the tree ring is wonderfully simple: initially you put the tree ring around the tree upside-down so that you can use it as a template to guide your edging spade as you cut a neat circle. Then yout flip the ring over and drive it in to the ground using a mallet (and I use a piece of timber as well to distribute the load across the ring). The result is very neat, as you can see.
This is how two of them look a couple of years on. Top-dressing the trees with compost is easy and keeping the grass tidy just…