I have three trees in my front yard and am wanting to build beds around the bases to put flowers. I have attached a picture showing what I want. I don't want to do raised beds at this time. My question is, how do I prepare the ground? Do I need to spray Round-up or something similar to kill the grass that is there, or do I just dig it up? So you have a specific article that talks about installing beds around trees and preparing the ground?
Flowerbeds Around Trees
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We have a few articles on planting under trees:
When preparing the ground you'll need to work around the tree roots to avoid damaging them:
These articles might also help: