Did you know that investing in your landscaping can pay you back? We’re not simply talking in your home’s worth, but bringing more value to your environment and your own well-being. Take a look at three ways your landscaping can pay you back.
1. Can cut cooling costs – cooling costs can be lowered as much as 25% by carefully selecting and placing trees around your home. Also, shading your air conditioning unit can increase its effectiveness by 10%.
2. Vegetable gardens can pay back times two -The amount of money you spend on growing your own vegetables can bring back 7 to 10 times the initial investment in your own locally-grown produce. The second way a vegetable garden can pay you back is by burning calories. It’s a fact that 45 minutes of gardening can burn as much calories as 30 minutes of aerobics?
3. Energy that comes back – Water and maintenance used to keep plants healthy don’t go down the drain when you consider things like turf grass, which serves as a natural filter to reduce pollution by purifying the water passing through its root zone.
Are you ready to find out more about how investing in your landscaping can pay you, your family, and your community back? Contact a designer at Lifescape for more information. 303-831-8310
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