Gardening can be a a pleasure, especially after a long winter. Thoughtful planning in horticultural pursuits will prevent water damage and ancillary building systems damage. Landscaping Network advocates caution in planting and pruning plants with runners so they do not penetrate the building envelope or invade underground utilities. Allowing 2-3 feet between foundations and plants and shrubs is advisable to allow air to circulate freely between the building and vegetation to keep the building dry. Considering all aspects in your landscape design will provide continuing enjoyment.