Lee Valley Tools    Gardening Newsletter
   Vol. 4, Issue 5
   October 2009
 
   Horror Culture: Mistakes Gardeners Make
 



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.

Foundation planting
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 point.

 
 
               
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