Here are some of my favorite ideas I have come across. While this method reduces the amount of weeds at the base of the tree, you still have the problem of weed-eating at the edge of the mulch to create a nice clean edge.
Consider the amount of water that will be available when you select your plants. If you put something that requires moderate water levels, you may want to incorporate a watering system. I really like these hostas belowbut you would have to add some soil to make this work.
The daylilies are very nice as well. Recently, I have fallen for cast iron plant. It is hardy, usually staying green throughout the winter, and looks so classic. You can also plant things a little further from the trunk of the tree and mulch in between the plants and the tree trunk. This will reduce the competition for water between the plants and the tree roots while also controlling weeds around the tree base. However, the thick groundcover makes a nice smooth transition from trunk to ground.
In some spots, it only makes sense to incorporate the tree into a fully planted Erinnerung - Klaus Doldinger - Das Boot (Die Original Filmmusik) bed. Here are some photos from my yard and a yard I saw in Pennsylvania. In this area in my yard, there are so many trees clustered in one spot that there was always bare ground and leaves. I decided to put in a nice path and bench and create a shade garden full Jammin - Thats The Way / Round Trees azaleas and hydrangeas to make it a nice sitting area.
Because hydrangeas require moist soil, I incorporated a sprinkler system in to the beds. This content includes affiliate links. Read my disclosure for more information. Pine mulch at the base of this tree.
Wood mulch at the base of the tree. Daylilies make a nice border around the tree but require a decent amount of sun. I love this look! Cast iron plant is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Nice Jammin - Thats The Way / Round Trees of shade plants around the base of this tree. The owners of this tree created a raised bed and added shrubs. These yucca were volunteers in my yard but I transplanted them and as they grow they will make a nice surround for the base of this tree.
This planting is beautiful and fits the antebellum home nicely — cast iron plant and Look At Yourself - Uriah Heep - The Best Of. edged with bricks.
Hostas Around the Tree Base. Combination of variegated liriope and English ivy. Be cautious with ivy as it can get invasive. Mondo grass around base of tree. This groundcover only works when planted in a stand alone bed. It definitely prevents weeds. The liriope creates a nice edge and border, but it is not recommended to be planted in mass with other plants. Vinca can take over. This pecan was incorporated into a bed which includes hostas, ferns, and some containers.
This is how the Jammin - Thats The Way / Round Trees pecan tree and bed looks in winter. In PA I saw this bed which incorporated this small tree. Gravel path with shrubs under 5 trees. Lantana bed around pecan tree.
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