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Old 07-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Duekster Duekster is offline
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I would also say, if you want to follow some modern principles, put the large hardwoods out from the building and softer trees like crype myrtle closer to the building. Clearly I am not talking about crowding the tree against the structure but thinking about birds.

You do not want birds roosting need side walks or near the building entrances. Yet close enough to provide shade and cooling near the stucture without walks or doors.

Keep some grass and hardscape close to the building, then grass then bunch grasses / native plantings away from the building. Mulch and landscape should be minimal against the building.
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