Fighting Termites? Better Landscaping Can Help
Curb appeal. It’s what every homeowner in America wants, even if they’re not currently trying to sell their homes. After all, you want your home to look amazing, and that can be tough to do if you haven’t properly landscaped it. The best landscaping job can have one other effect on your home, though – reducing your chances of a termite infestation.
How Can Landscaping Help Prevent Termites?
There are actually several landscaping steps you can take to make your home look great to people but completely uninviting to termites. Start by keeping the moisture away from the foundation of your home. Termites love damp, damaged wood. It’s easy to chew through, so if your last landscaping job has left you stepping in puddles days after rainstorms, you may be wading through termite damage in no time at all.
Another solid step you can take is to examine your mulch situation closer. Mulch is commonly used in good landscape projects, but putting it right against the foundation of your home is a really bad idea. Not only does it provide an awesome snack for your termite enemies, it also holds moisture against the foundation of your home. Use mulch, but make certain that you’re doing so sparingly, and keep it a few feet away from the foundation of your home.
Looking for lots of great plants, but you don’t want them to serve as hidden termite access? There’s still a way to have both. Use trellises so the plants never come in contact with your house. You can also do so by making certain that there are no flower planters directly against the house either.
With just a bit of landscaping work, you could have the gorgeous curb appeal you’re looking for minus the termite problem. We’d be happy to help with a termite inspection that will make sure you don’t have them now and you can keep them out later. Give us a call today to schedule your inspection!