I liked this post. Builders need to think what is going to happen in a few years when the plants and trees mature. It may look good when the house is just built....but problems for the owner as time passes by.
Builders…What were you thinking?
I get pretty frustrated with builders. I just wrote a check to a guy to come remove trees and stumps around the edge of the house. The neighbors had their drawers in a wad that there had better not be any damage to their sprinkler systems…well duh…since it was mostly my yard they were in, and I would be responsible… you don’t think I am hoping the same thing too!
Builders…make sure your landscapers don’t plant trees so close to the house. It is a cute little sprig now…but in 10 years or so… those trees are big, with a big root system that is making love to the foundation of your home, and upper branches are trying to damage the siding and take the roof out as they sway in the wind. Yes, they make nice shade in the summer, but that shade would be better ten more feet away from the house. The bug man says ants and other little crawly varmint’s like to climb trees and hop off on top of the roof. So that is another reason to keep trees away from the house.
Same thing goes if you are building a home…watch where you plant the new landscaping. Don’t get things too close to the house.
Sherry Scales, REALTOR®
12444 Research Blvd, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78759