Tree Surround Adds Curb Appeal for Only $30

What's one of the easiest and least expensive curb appeal boosters you can do quickly? A tree surround!
After planting an apple tree to make friends with local deer, Ohio homeowner Liz Foreman added a super-simple tree surround made of pavers. It's a great way to add curb appeal in a sea of green grass.
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She added mulch to keep weeds from sprouting; the ring keeps the mulch contained. And as the tree grows, the pavers can be moved outward easily.
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Here's how the yard looked before the tree and surround. As you can see, there's not much going on.
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Foreman opted for simple concrete pavers that cost about $1.30 per at her local big-box retailer. With about 10 pavers and a bag of mulch (around $5), the grand total was less than $30.
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And what a difference it made to her curb appeal!
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Want a perfect circle for your tree surround? Tie a rope around the tree and pull it taut. Using the tight rope as a marker, trace a circle around the tree with a spade or shovel. The looped rope keeps the spade exactly the same distance from the base of the tree. More tips:

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