Step 1 If there are plants surrounding the tree, carefully remove and set aside in case they can be used in another part of garden. To get a nice curve on pavement surrounding tree, mark a chalk line using hose as a guide.
Step 2 Wearing safety gear and using concrete saw, carefully cut pavers along previously marked line. If necessary, use mallet and bolster to tidy up edges before removing pavers.
Step 3 In wheelbarrow, mix 4 parts brickie’s sand to 1 part cement. Slowly add water and blend until consistency is stiff. Use mortar to haunch exposed sides of pavers to keep them in place.
Step 4 Water well, then mulch around base of plant with a layer of white gravel. Ensure mulch is evenly spread and no soil is left exposed.