Spring has finally sprung in the northern hemisphere. And for homeowners, that means it’s time to start thinking about landscaping projects.
Well-designed landscaping can not only increase a home’s curb appeal but can also lower its heating and cooling costs and help reduce water use. Keeping the sun off of homes and windows during the hot summer months can end up saving both energy and money as less energy is required to keep a home comfortable.
Well-placed trees, shrubs, or vines can deliver effective shade and block the sun from streaming in windows and heating walls and roofs during certain times of the day. On average, smart landscaping can save enough energy to pay for itself within 8 years.
Learn more landscaping strategies with this useful infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy.