I trimmed all the grass and weeds from around the tree, then placed the mat in position. It will settle in in time, and do all the things mentioned i...
I am in the process of landscaping my front yard and as such have added a few trees, and want to put in some more. I had read that mulching the trees is a good idea to preserve water, prevent weeds, and protect the trees from lawn mowers and other garden equipment. I had rescued some discarded carpeting that is a berber/white weave and decided to make a few mulch mats with this. Follow along:
Step 1: Make Cardboard Template
First, make a template out of cardboard. I made 24 and 36 inch circles and any size can be made. Cut out the circle with a utility knife, or as I do, use a band saw. Speeds things up and saves wear on the arms and hands!