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Landscaping Around House Foundation 2

landscaping around house foundation 2
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To be on the safe side, don’t plant trees closer than 20’ to your foundation. Keep in mind that roots commonly extend from the tree trunk by as much as one to two times the height of the tree. Some trees, such as spruce trees, grow particularly large far reaching roots, and should be planted 30’ away from your house. When used for landscaping around foundation in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, trees and shrubs often get very large. That’s because tree roots rob your foundation of moisture (this process is called “transpiration.”) Trees that are positioned near your house should be watered a minimum of twice a week during the hot summer months and more often, if needed. If a tree near your home is mature and you cannot remove it, another option is to install a root barrier. Root barriers can be installed 3-5’ deep to redirect tree roots away from your house.Your foundation should not be completely covered by foliage. As a general rule of thumb, approximately 3-5” of your foundation should be visible. Be sure to plant shrubs that are 6’ tall or more approximately 4.5′-5’ away from your foundation. It’s a tip that used when landscaping in the Dallas, Fort Worth area  a lot.

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