I'm starting to get into everything now that this is my first home and my frist spring season. Right now I have grass all over the place and touching my foundation. I personally thought it wasnt good to have grass touching my foundation, but im not an expert. What my plans were was to remove about 1 ft or 2 ft from the foundation and add mulch or something else with some nice flowers and plants etc etc. But then my co worker told me that it isnt good to have mulch touching the foundation because of fires (cigarettes if there is a smoker over) and termites. I dont think this means anything but my water table is high so i wanted to pitch the 1 or 2 ft of space by my foundation away from the house. any ideas? plans? any pictures of nice border foundation setups? Thanks. I love being a home owner!