The environmentally friendly American-Made 24" Perma Mulch Recycled Rubber Tree Ring eliminates trimming, weeding and re-mulching and looks remarkably like natural bark mulch. Made of post industrial and post consumer recycled tires and 99.99% wire-free, the rubber mulch will last for years while still maintaining the natural wood mulch color.
Imagine not having to weed around your trees! Perma Mulch Tree Rings allow for easier landscaping and tree base care. Simply cut center hole to fit tree trunk.
• Environmentally friendly - keeps them out of the landfills • Lasts for years • Conserves moisture and blocks weeds • Maintains natural color to look like traditional wood mulch • Made in USA
Comments about Product: I'm into LESS work--so I placed the rings around my smaller trees, secured them with landscape pins and they are working great. You don't have to dig out around the tree to make the mat flush with the ground unless you want to work harder. The hole will not fit tree trunks that are larger than about 5".
Comments about Product: I love plants and flowers, however, my husband is the one who does all the work and I get to look at the nice end result. I bought the mulch circles to help cut down on the grass cutting around the new trees and shrubs he planted. They definitely work. When they arrived and we read the instructions to lay down the mat, make cuts around in the grass,remove the grass under the mat, etc. etc. I thought nope too many steps - I wanted easy - plus I was trying to eliminate work not cause more. So I just took the mats and layed them around the tree trunks and bushes, stomped on them a bit and they worked fine. Now things look nice and neat when looking out at the yard.
I rated this item 4 stars only because the description does not tell you about all the prep work.
Comments about Product: I can;t find landscape pins to hold it down as the mower lifts it when it travels over it. My husband hates to have this happen: result messy edge anyway. I'm thinking I need to make my own out of wire coat hangers. I'd love to buy some from you.
Comments about Product: The product is most useful around our trees. Living in fl. Our ground cover are plants that can live in sandy soil. And as always there are weeds to deal with, however with this product we find it helps to keep them at arms way.
Comments about Product: I still think this is a great product. This is an update on my review regarding having put these around 40 fruit trees. They still work great to deter weed growth. However, after a few months voles (voles not moles) have discovered how nicely they provide cozy shelter and have started to burrow and nibble under my cherry trees. This will happen if you put down any thick mulch around fruit trees, I am told. I suspect the moles will soon find the apple trees and peach/pear/apricot trees, maybe the plums. For those trees already infested, I am trying mousetraps and will try a rodent killer. For those trees unaffected, I am told a deer repellent will work. Basically, don't install these perma mats permanently under fruit trees. Lay them around the tree loosely so you can check underneath every couple of weeks and monitor the vole interest in your tasty fruit tree roots. You will still get the wonderful benefit of weed free tree bases (almost, except through the hole in the middle and the seam crack). An added advantage of putting them in loosely is that you can remove them easily to apply early spring lime and summer nutrients directly to the soil around the base of the tree.
Comments about Product: I planted 40 fruit trees in my new orchard area and garden. After a summer of constant weeding around the bases, notwithstanding a couple of inches of mulch, I decided to get these. They are easy to install, and protect the bases of my trees nicely from weed growth. I have no problem watering as I use a bubble at the end of a hose to slowly soak. They even have discouraged my dog from trying to dig at the roots. I'm hoping they will hold up for some time.
Comments about Product: One of original rolls had holes in it and was disintegrating badly. (Replaced by P&H) - others had frayed ends - not very substantial and will be interested to see how it survives
Comments about Product: I bought the pathway to cover the dog's walking path in the yard. I put it in June; it is already torn up. I do not recommend it if you have a large dog. The rubber material in the pathway tears easily, it needs to be made more like the tree rings. I have the tree rings in the yard which are made with thicker rubber material than the pathway. The pathway rubber material is thinner compared to the tree rings. I will not buy the pathway again unless they are made with thicker and stronger rubber.
Comments about Product: I put this along the fenceline where the dogs have worn a path. It's a great surface for them to run on and it keeps the mud down. The only problem is that it tears fairly easily - when I was pulling it into place it tore a little, and the dogs have torn it some.
Comments about Product: THE PERMA MULCH GAVE A FINISHED EDGE NEAR ROCKS THAT FORM OUTER EDGE OF FLOWER BORDERS. IT GIVES FINISHED EDGE SO MOWER CAN CUT GRASS RIGHT TO EDGE AND ENDS USE OF WEED (EDGE) TRIMER. SUCH A LABOR SAVER.
FIRST TIME USED AND LOVE THE NEAT CLEAN EDGE. ENVY OF NEIGHBORS.
THEY LOVE IT. I WILL LOVE TO SEE HOW IT HANDLES OUR NASTY WINTER. BUT I WOULD BUY MORE ANYWAY JUST TO HAVE THE GREAT LOOK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. SO FAR SO GREAT.
Comments about Product: The product is great..Just what I needed..I used the larger one around a bird feeder thinking about cleanup...It works great..My trees and shrubs benifit from these also..Helps with weed control and watering.Move easy for mowing if necessary..Great item...Willora George
Comments about Product: I'd hoped to use the product on a sloped area which receives foot traffic, but it seems too fragile to use on the sloped high traffic area. One can poke a finger through the product, which varies from 1/4" to 1/2". It appears to be appropriate for a flat area which has light or no foot traffic. I have several recycled rubber tree rings (maker unknown), which are thick and sturdy.
Comments about Product: I used this product to edge my flower gardens and to hold down the landscape fabric. The lawn mower glides right over it and yet it is not permanent so if I choose to expand or contract the gardens I have that ability. I used landscape pins to anchor it in place.
Comments about Product: Hi, This is the second round of yard perma mulch that I have purchased. I really like how it keeps thing looking nice & neat. I like the border look around my front trees & plants. The liner is strong & rugged. This batch is not as wide as the last but I do like the brown color. Kathy
Comments about Product: Works great. I needed 1 more perma-mulch. Bought one at your local home and gardening center. It was to thin and started deteriorating. Placed second order for perma-mulch. Threw the local one away.
Comments about Product: I ordered the 2ft x 6ft mats to make a garden path. The mats are great, but I wish they came in longer lenghts. I spent most of my time connecting them with landscape pins/staples, which need to be pushed or pounded into the soil. The mats look more natural laid in gentle curves (which requires a lot of pins, I used approx. 200 pins for a 60 foot pathway), laid straight, the pathway somewhat resembles a hotel corridor rug. It's best to lay the mats when it's warm and sunny, the heat makes them more flexible and easier to make them curve. Once grass or other plants grow along the edges of the path, it looks quite natural. Cleaning the path with a leaf blower or garden hose is a breeze, sure beats mulch that blows all over the place.
Comments about Product: I have used this before. Now I have installed a vinyl picket fence and I didn't want the hassle of weed wacking under where the fence runs . Bought the pathways, cut them in half legnthwise and placed under fence. No more weed wacking! Love it! The ones they sell at garden shops were not wide emough. This is perfect.
Comments about Product: Living in a community where dogs are not free to run and do their business everywhere, we had an 6X6 section walled off with some stones and filled with real mulch and trained her to go there. This served us well even though it was difficult to pick up our dog's 'business'. The Perma Mulch is porous allowing the urine to pass through and the surface is smooth enough to allow for ease in picking up the other stuff. Hosing down once in a while eliminates any odor. IT IS GREAT!
Comments about Product: We purchased the path-shaped perma mulch to go under a rope swing. It is great and stays in place (I was worried that it might not with all the foot dragging and heavy child traffic)! Just wish it came a bit wider or had more size options.
Comments about Product: The landscape path can be used to mulch a difficult to reach unused space alongside a house. Easy to put down and hopefully will last way longer than standard landscape fabric and bagged mulch.
Comments about Product: I installed the tree border around the trees in my yard. Eliminates hand trimming around the trees--just run the wheels of the mower on the border. I don't have anything negative to say about the product, Very glad that I ordered it!
Comments about Product: This makes a great dog pathway. It keeps down the weeds and mud, but it also looks nice. I've had it down for a year and it's still in great condition, despite the dog racing back and forth on it constantly.
Comments about Product: We used this product around the base of a Japanese Laceleaf Maple Tree to mimic cleared soil. It smothers any weeds or grasses that might otherwise grow close to the base of the tree making mowing grass difficult. The appearance is very clean and orderly. The perma mulch is thick and durable ... easy enough to trim. To eliminate any possibility that the cut edge could get caught under the side edge of the lawn mower we used three 6-inch galvanized nails to hammer it into the ground.
Comments about Product: I orginally bought this product for my trees but they were not large enough for the base(s). I decided to place the rings around my rose bushes and they are doing well.
The drawback I find is that they are difficult to cut or reshape. As you try to mold the form it starts to shred somewhat. I would really prefer to see the same product offered in mulch form.
They do deter weeds/grass and I do think they would be more appealing in mulch form.
Comments about Product: I wanted this to control the field grasses from creeping into my garden plot. I was hoping that it would be a little heavier than it is. I felt the need to put cardboard under the permamulch. You really do need to remove all the grass before you lay it down.