Who doesn’t like a nice garden with some beautiful, well-trimmed bushes in it? Good landscaping is going to increase your home’s curb appeal, but there are some things to keep in mind when planning your yard.

Bushes that are growing too close to your home can be a problem. They carry a lot of moisture, so if they are pushing up against your walls, this could do damage over time. It is also possible for wood-destroying insects to use these bushes as an entranceway to your home.

Another downside with bushes that grow too close to the home is that it makes it difficult for a home inspector to get a good look at your home. There could be trouble brewing that is hidden by those bushes, or access to some critical components might be blocked.

If there is a wildfire, having a lot of bushes in your yard could turn into fuel for the fire, giving it a clear path to your home.

Before planting bushes in your yard, keep these points in mind so you can place them in the right spot.

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