Should my Ninebark Diablo and a Purpleleaf Sancherry (planted 2 feet from my house) be moved?
- fluffernutLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
yes, nothing should be within 2 feet of your house. First, shrubs spread so these will automatically scrape against your house. Second that 2 foot perimeter is for drainage, is should be kept dry, sloped away from the house, gutters installed so water doesn't splash down staining the wall and keeping the ground wet...........to prevent water leakage inside as well as termites. Get landscape fabric (not plastic!!) and run it around the house out at least 2 feet. Put gravel over the top. Any planting should be another 3 feet beyond this border.......so shrubs at least!! 5 feet from the house.