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Green weather

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Home Inspector with Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC

Warmer/rainy weather is upon us already throughout Northwest Ohio with spring right around the corner, which means things will soon be green again. I've already been seeing crocuses popping up at inspections while Growing behind sidingtraipsing about people's lawns. What I don't like to see though (and I know I will be), is ivy or other vine-like plants right next to a house. I often will see it growing up under and behind the siding as pictured. Vegetation holds/needs water and provides a conduit for insects - two things you don't want under your siding or on your house!

 

One word (or is it two?) of advise if you have ivy next to your house and you don't have the time or patience to maintain it - Roundup.