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Foundation Plants in Your Landscape

Jul 29, 2008
Your home is your castle, and in many areas outside of the walls of your home you have areas where you can add plants, shrubs and work on the landscape of your lawn. The areas that are near the foundation of your home often times are forgotten about when trying to create a beautiful landscape.

Look at your neighbors house, and their lawn, is there anything there you want to use in growing in your yard? Use ideas you find when just driving around in your car, and add those ideas together for a cool crsip look for your lawn that will also be easy to care for. You don't have to put hours and hours into your lawn every year to enjoy it, just make choices of plants that are easy to care for but that are nice to look at all at the same time.

Areas that are close to the home are known or also called foundation areas. A few things you might want to be careful about when planting next to your home include: the soil next to the home could be very wet when it rains, the soil next the home could include a lot of shell under the surface, and the soil next to the home could be an area where children like to walk or play sometimes. While these are not the cases around every home, these are things you should keep yourself aware of when planting around the foundation area.

Evergreen shrubs and trees are often used for planting areas that are near the house. What you should think about is if you are planting a tree that will grow to be large, those roots could wrap around your sewage or water lines and break the pipes when the evergreen gets to be too big. If you know where your lines are you won't have a problem at all.

Think about the size of your house, and the size of the plants you want to put in front of the house. If your home is small, large shrubs or trees are going to make the home look even smaller. If your house is large, and the foundation sticks up out of the ground, larger plants and shrubs next to the foundation are going to hide and make the house fit more into proportion.

When planting around the landscape you also want to think about service areas of your home. The service area of your home is also where you walk to and from the doors, to and from areas in your landscape and where children are going to play. You don't want to put too many plants and evergreens in areas where they are going to be in your way during times when you are working outside or playing outside in the lawn area.

Landscape plants are all about the several seasons. Many areas of the world are going to have a spring, summer, fall and winter months, while other areas don't have a real cold winter or maybe there is not a hot summer season. These are also things you will have to consider when purchasing plants for your landscape and for areas that are near your foundation areas.
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