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What is considered Landscaping Damage?

Damage to a property’s outside landscaping, such as the garden, plants, trees, and other features, is referred to as property landscaping damage. Damage to the landscaping can be caused by a variety of events and circumstances, and it can affect the outdoor area’s usability as well as its appearance. Typical forms of harm to landscaping consist of:

Weather-related Damage: Adverse weather conditions such as storms, heavy rain, hail, strong winds, or snow can cause damage to plants, trees, and other landscaping features.

Pests and diseases Damage: Infestations of insects, pests, or the spread of diseases can harm plants and compromise the health of the overall landscaping.

Accidental Damage: Unintentional harm caused by construction activities, vehicular traffic, or other accidental incidents. For example, a vehicle driving over a lawn can cause damage to the grass and soil.

Vandalism: intentional damage caused by individuals, including destruction of plants, defacing outdoor structures, or other acts of vandalism.

Animal Damage: For example, browsing or digging by deer, rabbits, or other animals can negatively impact the landscaping.

Irrigation Issues: Problems with the irrigation system, such as leaks, clogs, or malfunctions, can lead to overwatering or underwatering, affecting the health of plants.

Chemical Exposure: Exposure to harmful chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers in excessive amounts, can cause damage to plants and soil.

Poor Soil Quality: Issues with soil composition, drainage, or nutrient levels can negatively impact the health of plants and contribute to landscaping damage.

Tree Damage: Damage to trees caused by storms, pests, diseases, or improper pruning practices.

Overgrown Vegetation: Uncontrolled growth of plants or trees can lead to overcrowding, limiting sunlight and airflow, and negatively impacting the overall landscape.

To prevent and address damage, landscaping issues must be promptly attended to and maintained in a proper and timely manner. A property’s total curb appeal is influenced by its landscaping, and both the utilitarian and aesthetic features of the area are improved by keeping the external environment healthy.

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