Stained Cedar Siding with Stone AccentsContemporary Exterior, Richmond
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Every tree needs a mulch ring. I hear this one a lot from my clients. They seem surprised when I don't create a ring around each tree, with mulch piled high around the base. Mulch rings are used to protect the tree from string trimmers when it's young, as well as to hold in precious moisture around the tree roots — right? Well, that's the historical reason. In fact, mulch rings, aside from being unattractive, can create more issues than they are rumored to solve. Most of the tree roots grow out well beyond the tree's drip line, so piling mulch 2 feet around the trunk will not do much to conserve water where the tree actually needs it. And string trimmers? It's not that difficult to carefully trim or mow around a tree, avoiding damage to the tree. If you're the one mowing or trimming, simply be careful, and if you employ a yard crew, explain what you want and how you want it done.