Landscaping Issues

With the warmer weather right around the corner most of us will head outdoors and start our landscaping projects. One thing to remember is whenever possible use stone instead of mulch or wood chips. The reason for this is mulch is mostly brought into the stores in the north east from southern states.  Most southern states  have termite problems much more severe than ours. When we import their mulch we import their termites.  Last fall on an inspection I was inspecting the exterior of this house and when I moved some mulch and lifted the weed mat is was loades with termites!! Whenever possible make sure wood in any form is away from your house. This also means trimming back bushes and shrubs, so that you can walk between them and your house. Any vines or Ivy should also be trimmed away. Enjoy the Spring finally!!!!!

Posted by Frank Muscente

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