Mulching around shrubs
I am planting a row of shrubs alongside my fence and because I am growing some Ninebarks I was going to bring the bed out past the area where the shrub ends due to the arching growth pattern and not being able to mow underneath them. After the ninebarks I am planting a few others that have an upright growth pattern and my question is - do you create a mulch ring around your shrubs or do you just grow the grass right up to the shrub? Probably a dumb question but I had considered creating a bed the same width along the entire side of the fence but its a lot of work and I don't think I need to with the upright ones. Thanks for any help you can provide.