Cedar Siding Shakes and Flowers next to the house
We moved into a 1954 fixer upper. There are nice cedar shakes on the house. My husband wants all the vegetation cleared away 6 inches from the house. When I did that I noticed that the mud just makes a mess of the shakes, it seems worse. 1) Is this a good idea to clear all the flowers away? 2) I was leveling the ground to make a patio with bricks and pebbles. I want the water to run away from the house, so I put a bendable cedar board in and bricks right under it and it doesn't seem to get mud on it. (Wow, this is a hard question to ask - it seems like the question is - am I right or is he? haha) so, if I am building this huge brick patio, I should run the cedar bend a boards next to the house first and put pebbles in them, but it doesn't seem like a very strong foundation for the patio. hope you get what I am saying.