Trees can be an excellent addition to your property, because they will offer shade to keep your home cooler and create a beautiful design aesthetic within your landscape. If, however, you have trees planted in the wrong location, they could turn into costly problems. When trees are planted too close to your actual house, they can cause damage both from overgrown roots and falling branches. If you are concerned that your trees aren’t planted where they should be, you should work with your landscape design professional in Tucson to remove any trees that are posing a threat to your house. Let’s look at some of the problems that a landscaping service specializing in tree care can help you avoid:
Drain and Sewer Problems
It’s important to know where the sewer or septic line is on your property, since planting trees too close to it will increase the risk for clogs. Tree roots can eventually grow through pipes as they move toward water underground, and this can cause expensive damage to your plumbing system. In addition, trees that are too close to houses may affect drainage, causing more water to pool near the house, creating a higher risk of mold and rot.
With the heavy winds of monsoon season and the occasional winter storm, Tucson sees lots of weather that can damage untrimmed trees. If these trees are hanging over your house, branches may fall and damage the roof. It’s also important to make sure trees aren’t hanging over neighbors’ homes, since you may be held financially responsible if damage occurs.
In the same way that tree roots can penetrate pipes, they can push up a home’s foundation as they continue to grow. Foundation repairs are among some of the most complex and costly home repairs you may need, so it’s best to address potential issues before they become problematic.
Trees can be beautiful and functional additions to your landscape, but they need the right care to thrive. Complete Landscaping can help you grow lush and healthy trees around your Tucson home when you give us a call at (520) 323-8918 to schedule services.