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Old 05-25-2007, 07:46 AM   #16
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I personally would not go with rubber mulch, but that's probably the best low maintenance solution vs. price. Stuff that falls on top, just take your leaf blower and it'll be gone.

How about pine straw?

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Old 05-25-2007, 10:25 AM   #17
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I know its hard to tell from thoes pictures, I need to take better ones. But does anyone think it will look bad if I filled each area with lawn and just did individual 4 foot diameter circles around each tree and the flag pole? That would be only around 75 sq feet and cost well under $100.
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J187,

I canít help you with your mulch situation, but I would like to warn you about that candle that is sitting on your deck rail. We had a couple of those on one of our deck rails and the sun melted them enough so when it rained, we wound up with a nice wax coating on that rail that did not come off until we stripped it.

You have an excellent space to work with Ė good luck!
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How about regular wood chips? A tree service may be able to drop off a couple loads to you for next to nothing. I used my buddies chipper/shredder 2 years ago for a 45' maple tree I fell in my yard. I burned the trunk and large pieces in the fireplace and used the chips for mulch. 2 Years, still very little to no weeds.


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Only concern about wood chips is termites, unless the chips are treated.
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I am not an expert gardener but have seen some houses with similar landscaping.

My suggestion is to put a profession weed blocker cloth ;

Then since you have 5 miles of trees around. Rent/Buy a mulcher/shredder then just collect dead trees and branches to shred and put it above the weed block cloth.
Then once a year rejuvinate the wood chip mulch... there are ways for doing such.

The weed block cloth lasts a very long time and costco has it so you can save.

Or you can just buy or gather around the area decorative stones or pebbles...


Still some houses I have seen put sturdy deer resistant flowers around.

Still some house have a "clay" soil. I am not sure what it is called but it resists weeds and good for erosion control.

P.S. If those are pine trees, the pine needles make excellent natural mulch to block off weed... You can also use them OR a combination of what I mentioned above

Hope this helps...


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