October is Energy Awareness month and you may be surprised to know that you can utilize your landscaping to have a better energy efficient home. If you live in an older home that does not have good insulation, good landscaping can help you during both the Summer and Winter months.
By planting shade trees and shrubs around your house, especially if planted on the house’s west side, during the Summer, the foliage blocks the infrared radiation that would cause your home to warm up. In the winter time the bare branches allow for radiation to come through therefore giving the home some added heat from the sunlight.
If you would like some more information on how Lifescape Associates can make your Colorado residence’s landscaping energy efficient, give us a call at 303-831-8310.