Landscaping to Save Energy

Landscaping to Save Energy

Many people consider landscaping only for the aesthetic benefits that it offers. Very few people realize that a well-landscaped lawn or garden in your home or office can also do a world of good to the environment, while allowing you to make efficient use of energy. So if you are planning to invest in landscaping for your home or office, here are a few tips that you can use to improve energy efficiency.

Trees to keep the environment cool

Come summer and your air conditioning bill goes sky high. Excessive use of air conditioners increases electricity costs as well as your carbon footprint. Landscaping reduces your costs and allows you to do your bit to protect the environment.

Landscaping involves strategically planting trees around the home or office to control the temperature inside. Trees positioned carefully around the property can help you bring down your energy costs by as much as 25 percent. In fact, a survey has revealed that the amount you invest in landscaping can be retrieved via energy savings over a period of 8 years or lesser.

Natural shading

A well-landscaped lawn makes for an excellent place to spend evenings during summer and spring. But your time in the garden can be ruined by the sharp, burning rays of the sun. Shade is essential to protect yourself from harmful sunlight. Shade is also necessary to prevent the sun and rain from getting inside your home.

Make sure you plant more trees to the west of the house, than to its east. This reduces the heat inside your home, thus eliminating the need to use fans or air conditioners often. Also talk to the landscaper about planting trees to provide shade in the garden.

Efficient use of air conditioners and heaters

By planting trees in the right places around the property, you can prevent both heat and cold from affecting the temperature inside, even during extreme weather conditions. When the temperature is stabilized, electrical appliances like coolers and heaters work more efficiently, which eventually reduces your energy consumption and your bills.

Talk to your landscaper to figure out the right places to plant trees in your garden, especially if you are counting on the winter sun to keep your home warm. Similarly, identify the right spaces where you should plant trees to prevent the summer heat from scorching you inside.

Benefits of professional landscaping services 

Professional landscaping services provide a number of benefits that can’t be achieved with DIY landscaping. Professionals have the experience and knowledge to design and install a plan that will best suit the needs of the property. They can also provide advice on the best kinds of trees and plants to use in order to maximize energy savings. Additionally, professional landscapers can provide advice on the right maintenance and care of your landscaping to ensure that it continues to provide energy savings for years to come. DIY landscaping can be a time consuming and difficult task, and without the right knowledge it can be difficult to achieve the desired results. Professional landscaping services provide the expertise and experience needed to ensure that your landscaping is done right the first time. 

Call us today for your landscaping needs

Landscaping can help you reduce your energy costs and provide a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones. Invest in landscaping today and start enjoying the benefits of reduced electricity costs, a healthy environment, and natural shade from the sun. Take advantage of these benefits now and invest in landscaping – you won’t regret it! Call Chris James Landscaping today and start planning your dream landscaping project.