What NOT to Plant Around the Home

AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie.

Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on What NOT to Plant Around the Home.

It is important to be aware of what should *not* be planted around the home. Today, we will share some plants not to put around the perimeter of the home, along with a few that are perfect for outdoor decor.

Walnut trees:

Walnut Tree - Organic Gurlz GardensNot only are walnut trees detrimental to the garden, but the roots of the tree can grow underneath the house and ruin the foundation.

To assist in keeping the piping and everything else intact, plant trees in the middle or outer rim of your property. Plus, a wall of trees can make all-natural privacy fence.

Strawberry plants:

Similar to the trees, strawberry plants can ruin the placement of the home – in a different manner. Rodents such as rabbits can dig at the foundation, create burrows, and worst of all, steal your fruit. After all, the strawberries aren’t for them to eat!

** Tip from O.G.G. – Fencing can be more of a ‘background’ piece, however, it may also serve as an animal prevent and confidentiality maker. If the bottom of the fence is lifted off the ground, we suggest placing chicken wire around the bottom to help stop the intrusion of rabbits, squirrels, etc. **

For carrots and other root plants: Planting in raised garden beds and pots:

To organize your growing and keep your garden protected, start planting in raised beds! Growing is quite functional in garden beds and you can keep the great outdoors nicely managed at the same time.

In addition, pots are easy to move, and look great adorning a spot on the deck.

What to Plant:

We recommend to plant hedges (which you can prune to your desire shape), bushes (Rhododendrons are a great choice, along with Gardenias) and little patches of Tulips and/or Gladiolus (upright plants) to grow along the exterior of the home.

Don’t forget to tell your kids, grandchildren , nieces and nephews about the Kids Oasis!

Don’t have a garden? No Worries! Contact Becca at Becca.b@OrganicGurlzGardens.com or Master.Gardener@Organicgurlzgardens.com to schedule a free consultation!

Keep on growing!

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One thought on “What NOT to Plant Around the Home

  1. Kassie

    And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stgiarht.


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