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Don’t Overlook Maintaining Shrubs in Your Landscape

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Maintaining a two to three foot buffer between a building and the foundation shrubs is important. It is a wildfire safety factor during dry years and a mildew prevention tactic during normal to wet years.

By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director

The home landscape has many functions. In the minds of most, it is a conspicuous effort to add seasonal color and texture around the home.

Millions, if not billions, of dollars are spent annually to have the most attractive combination of plants and trees which create the perfect setting for domestic bliss. There are tangible reasons for the expense and effort, too. .

A properly designed and installed landscape is an energy saver. It creates a micro-environment which buffers the home from temperature extremes and can act as a windbreak. Click here for more…