So do you love the look of ivy growing on the house?  Per HGTV magazine, climbing vines can trap moisture which can lead to mold, mildew, and rotted siding.  The foliage can provide a means for rodents and insects, like termites, to get inside your roof and attic. Yikes!  Brick doesn’t rot like wood but the vines can creep into cracks in the mortar or beneath windowsills making an entryway for water and vermin.  Still want the look? Grow your ivy on a trellis away from the house.  Spring’s coming!

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