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How to Dig a Circle Around a Tree


For a professional finish around trees planted in the lawn, loop a rope around the tree trunk and the shaft of a spade. Adjust the length so that the spade reaches to the drip line of the tree. Scribe the outline of a circle, then remove the rope and retrace the circle, sinking the spade vertically to make a neat, clean edge. ...More




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How to Dig a Circle Around a Tree

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To dig a perfect circle around a trees planted in the lawn:

  • Loop a rope around the tree trunk, and attach it to the shaft of a spade.
  • Adjust the length so that the spade reaches the desired distance from the tree.
  • Use the spade to mark the outline of a circle.
  • Remove the rope and dig down at the mark around the tree.
  • Remove the turf under the tree and cover the area with mulch.



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  1. Donna Says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    That’s the simple answer I was looking for. Thanks!

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