Have you ever entered the dark horticultural world known as
horror culture? At some point, most gardeners have unintentionally
practiced this form of gardening. They are often well-meaning
individuals who execute poor horticultural practices, possibly
leading to horrifying results. Below are some obvious examples.
Foundation Planting: These include trees and bushes primarily
planted to highlight the home and serve as a backdrop for
other smaller plants. Some homeowners don't consider their
future growth and site them too close to the foundation. These
trees and shrubs can damage fascia and soffits, and their
roots can interfere with weeping tiles. Many of these plantings
suffer a premature death, ending up in the wood chipper.
An example of trees and shrubs planted too close to the foundation.
Blocking Windows with Bushes and Trees: Windows are
meant to let in light and provide a view. Plantings that block
them can create extra home-maintenance jobs. They can also
provide cover for an intruder using the window as an access