I'm so excited to finally give you all an update on this project. Even though I'm not even close to done I felt I should show you what I've done so far. The before pictures are on part 1 if you'd like to take a look. The design changed a few times. I had put in some pavers in the middle and mulch all around them and I just didn't like the way it looked. I took them all out and I'll be using them on a different project in the backyard. I love these planters in the picture. I bought them from the 99cent store and filled them with plants I already had. I think they look great and I love that I can enjoy them in the front yard as well as the back.
The mulch looks so much better than the pavers and I'm happy how it turned out. I originally wanted to make a ring around the trees with big rocks, fill them with soil and grow some plants but instead I just made a ring with rocks that we found all over our backyard and I really like how that turned out. Now we're working on collecting more rocks for the other tree. Hopefully someday soon we can cut that tree trunk down and turn it into a side table.