Landscaping & Vegetation

Plants should be selected and planted so that when they are fully grown there is adequate distance between the branches and leaves of the plant and the wall coverings and roof of the house.

Having plants near the foundation that require regular watering can cause moisture issues around the foundation. This type of issue can cause problems to your home.

Trees should be planted so that when they reach mature size the roots and limbs will not cause damage to the house. Tree roots can extend at least as far as the canopy of the tree. They can damage the foundation and also components of the plumbing system, such as sewer pipes and the septic system.

Consideration should also be given to the overhead electrical lines and HVAC units. For HVAC units, keep 1 foot of clearance around all sides and 3 feet of clearance above.

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