Learn how to spruce up your home with landscaping tips!
One of the first impressions that your guests will have of your home will come from your manufactured home landscaping. Having the ability to landscape can be an advantage to owning a home of your own and comes with many benefits.
Tree roots tend to be quite invasive if they’re not handled appropriately. A few common areas that roots can interfere include your lawn, walkways, and driveways. Roots may also enter underground pipes and cause blockages.
To prevent plant roots from intruding on your walkway or driveway pavement, provide at least 4 feet between the plant and the pavements.
With trees, surface roots typically are the biggest issue because they can cause a walking hazard or problems when mowing. The best solution for these roots would be to surround the tree with mulch or wood chips.3
Hopefully these tips will help you avoid any unnecessary setbacks when it comes to the landscaping around your manufactured or modular home. If you’re searching for more ways to improve the curb appeal of your home, consider trying to spruce up your sidewalk entrance!
If you have questions about landscaping and drainage, we recommend you speak with a landscape professional for specific information about your home and community
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