When we were preparing the land for our new home last year one thing we were both dead set on was keeping this tree you see below. It sits perfectly in the center of our circular driveway and from the very beginning I knew I wanted to build a little garden around it. We weren't able to get it done last fall after moving in but knew this summer we'd make it one of our projects. I did a little research and got information about building a circular garden around a tree....I certainly didn't want to harm it in any way and wanted to make sure we were doing everything right.
We first started by putting a barrier around the tree with cinder blocks. We plan on filling the center with small garden rocks so when it rains the water is still able to get to it. We then decided on how big we wanted the garden to be and figured out how many blocks we'd need.
After the circle was finished we filled it with soil and then came the time to choose and plant the flowers. I chose mums...perfect for this time of year and so colorful!! I'm so happy with how it turned out and will enjoy seeing it there every time I pull in the driveway!!