Question of the Week Number 2: December 14, 2017
“Neil, we are having foundation work done around our home. They will be digging shrubs that are 30 years old. Can they be saved?”
If they were dug with great care, they could theoretically probably be saved. However, shrubs that have been growing side-by-side for that long have probably become misshapen by one another. Even the best-trained landscaping crew would have a difficult time reassembling them into an attractive garden design. Not to mention the fact that some of them might not survive being dug and reset in the first place.
I always suggest that homeowners use this as a reason for remodeling their landscapes. We have so many exciting new types of plants available today. Landscaping concepts have changed dramatically over those years. Redevelop the beds with new garden designs.
All of which will give you a fresh, beautiful landscape, and it will take a lot of the angst and concern off your shoulders (and those of the folks who are trying to make your house’s foundation whole once again). Good luck with the whole process! When it’s done by a good company, foundation repairs really do work!