landscaping techniques to solve property problems

landscaping techniques to solve property problems

Improve The Appearance Of Your Property By Eliminating Weeds And Creating Decorative Borders Around Trees

Mitchell Ray

If weeds are growing close to the base of several large in trees on your property and you are frustrated with removing them by hand, eliminate them with the following steps. Once finished, add beauty around each tree by creating decorative borders that are made with colorful paving stones and filling in the center of each border with a layer of mulch to prevent weeds from growing again.


  • weed puller
  • herbicide
  • disposable gloves
  • lawn and leaf bag
  • topsoil
  • large shovel
  • rake
  • measuring tape
  • wooden stakes
  • paving stones (different colors)
  • water hose
  • bags of mulch

Eliminate The Weeds And Add Topsoil Where Needed

Remove weeds from the ground with a weed puller or by spraying an herbicide on them. If you choose to use an herbicide, protect your hands by putting on a pair of disposable gloves before dispersing the product. Wait a couple days for the weeds to wilt before removing them from the ground. 

Dispose of the weeds in a lawn and leaf bag or place them in a composting bin if you own one. Use a large shovel to add topsoil to any portions of the property that are inverted where weeds were once growing. Level the ground's surface by moving a rake across it in straight lines.

Create A Border Around Each Tree 

Measure and mark equal areas around each tree that you would like to add borders to. A simple square or rectangle-shaped border can be created with standard paving stones. Purchase enough paving stones from a landscaping business to fill in each area. Choose colorful stones to create an eye-catching pattern or match the colors of paint or siding on your home's exterior. Line up the stones, side by side, and press them down firmly into the ground until they are secure.

Water The Base Of Each Tree And Apply A Layer Of Mulch

Use a garden hose to water the base of each tree if the soil is dry. Use a large shovel to fill in the the areas that the borders surround with a thin layer of mulch. The mulch will further enhance your property. It will also form a protective barrier that will prevent weeds from growing next to the trees. Maintain the enclosed areas by raking the mulch to level out the material if pieces of it ever get blown around after windy conditions, causing portions of the ground to become uncovered. Contact a business, such as Boulder Works, for more information.   


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The landscaping in your yard can do much more than make everything look pretty. Do you have areas of your property that remain soggy long after the rains have passed? Are there areas that get washed out during storms? Are there some places that simply aren't usable when you want to use them? Our blog will provide you with several ideas for using landscape design to make areas of your property that aren't currently usable into areas that are enjoyable, beautiful and maybe even increase the value of your property. We hope that you find the solution to whatever problems you are having right here.