Planters up against siding.
Hi. At the front of our house we have 2 large planters; these are 3 sided brick boxes about 18" (50cm) tall, 2ft (65cm) wide and about 15' (5m) long. The fourth side is right now just thick plastic sheets laid against the vinyl siding of the house. (Or so I think. It is hard to tell how far the vinyl siding goes down.)
S = Siding, B = Brick, d = Dirt
Since we are doing some other changes, we were planning on replacing these with something similar made out a different material. My worry is that these are trapping moisture against the side of the house. Is this likely?
It's been suggested that it would be better to just get rid of the planters altogether. Is this a better idea? Is there a way to put in such things so that the house is protected better?
Thanks for any help.