Did you know that you can turn your yard into a cool place to hang out with some clever landscaping? Well, you can. Utilizing a few techniques, you may even be able to cut the air off for a few hours and enjoy the benefits of a lower energy bill. It’s worth a shot, right? Well, let’s learn a little more about cooling your yard using landscaping and you can decide for yourself. Here we go!
Build your structures with cooling in mind.
When you set out to build a new lawn feature like a patio or deck, you should place it on the eastern side of your home. This will allow the sun to hit it in the morning to warm it up, but protect it from the midday beams. Doing this will allow you to enjoy your deck without feeling like you’re baking in the sun. You can also add some trees to maximize on your shade. Speaking of trees…
Trees are going to cool your yard like nothing else.
If you want to keep your home and your yard cool and comfortable then you’re going to need the help of some trees. Trees in front of windows can help block the sun from your indoor spaces. If you choose to plant trees that lose their leaves, the windows will be free to let light in during the winter months and you’ll be able to absorb the warmth. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can create a wind tunnel using trees on both sides of your home. This will provide your yard with tons of pleasant breezes to cool you off in the summer.
Ready to use landscaping to stay cool this summer?
If you want to prepare your landscape for spring, call the Atlantic Maintenance Group. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing weed control, lawn fertilization, aeration, tree and shrub care, leaf removal, design and construction. To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to see how we’re growing!