Landscaping For Energy Savings

Published on: November 22, 2012

Landscaping projects at first thought may seem to be expensive work to improve the outside of your property. However, having your yard landscaped will not only give you a beautiful area in which to sit out and spend time in the fresh air but a good landscape design can actually save you money in a number of ways.

First of all energy bills for the home can actually be reduced through implementing some clever landscaping techniques. A landscape architect will know just how to maximise the shade coverage that your house receives in the summer as well as sun exposure that it receives in the winter, making your home naturally cooler and warmer respectively the energy consumption of your air-conditioning and heating system. There are numerous ways to do this and effective use of trees is one of them.

The way in which you use features such as trees depends on the climate where you live. Lining your home with tall trees will help to keep the house shaded and cooler and certain trees are able to deflect cool winters wind away from the home. If you have a good knowledge of trees and shrubbery you may be able to create the effect yourself but in order to really benefit from the effects and reduce the size of your energy bill it will be best to employ the services of a professional landscaper.

In addition to saving you money on your energy bill, in most cases you will get at least as much as the cost of the landscaping back when it comes time to sell your home. These days everyone is into outdoor living so a good looking, well landscaped yard will increase the curb appeal and value of your property.

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