Having owned a successful landscaping business in Daytona Beach for 9 years, I like to think that Hawk Eye is the home inspector with the most extensive understanding of landscaping. While it is common sense that extensive landscaping adds value to a home, it also might be a source of a few defects showing up on the inspection report. The most common one is vegetation too close the structure. Ideally, there should be at leat 18" of clearance between any shrubbery and the house, to perform home maintanance and don't restrict air flow. Wet walls can't dry properly and will get moldy in moist and shady conditions. Also, some vines attach themselves to walls with tendrils, causing mechanical damage, especially to wooden or vynil siding or insect screens. Larger shrubbery and small trees can rub against the soffits, the fascia or part of the roof, mechanically damaging the wood or the shingles. Even larger branches several feet away from the roof can rub against it during storms or windy weather. Dead or rotten limbs can cause considerable damage or serious injury if they fall unexpectedly. It takes a special skill set and proper equipment to safely remove these branches, please hire only experienced and insured crews to deal with the challenges these trees represent. Large trees on the property generate a considerable amount of leaf litter, and some of that will end up on the roof. Please read my another post why it is important to keep the roof free of debris. Large tree roots close to the structure may crack the water main (has happened on one of my own rental properties) , sewer lines, or even the foundation. Homeowners sometimes plant small trees or palms too close the structure, not realizing that those species may grow up to large specimens in as little as 10 years. And finally, there may be native or planted species on the property that have poisonous seeds, fruits or cause serious skin irritation. It is important for parents of young children to be aware of the danger these plants represent.