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4 Ways to Use Landscaping to Increase Your Homes Energy Efficiency

July 25, 2022

Landscaping and energy efficiency are increasingly going hand in hand as electricity and gas bills can be reduced with a proper garden design approach.

Landscaping and lawn care in modern architecture begins to be considered very seriously. All the smart buildings that are currently being designed and built massively incorporate plants and green areas to regulate temperature. Neighbourhood communities are showing more and more interest in the use of efficient means for managing their energy and water since they represent an important part of their maintenance budgets.

1. Professional lawn care expertise

Although lawn care may seem simple, it also has its tricks. The lawn in the garden should look good and be durable at the same time. Hence, the question always arises about what care you need. The lawn is one of the most important elements of the garden. Each lawn area requires specific care. We need to scarify it, aerate it, fertilize it, and in general take care of it so that it is always in good condition. If you have an intensively used lawn area (with a lot of trampling) they will offer you a special intensive lawn care service, where they will do special work so that it better resists the use that is given to it (special fertilizers, cutting, scarifying more continuous, etc.).

Lawn care in the already established garden is carried out throughout the year.

2. Use trees and shrubs as windbreaks

A windy day is nice if you have windmills in your yard, but too much wind can damage your home. Thick groves and hedges block strong winds. They will also prevent air and cold from seeping in through windows and cracks in the foundation of your home.

Fences also stop strong winds, as do structures like gazebos, pergolas, storage sheds, and outdoor porches. The thick foliage vines filter the sunlight. In fall and winter, leafless trees with thick trunks and branches protect your home from cold winds. Conifers (pines and other evergreens) are even better windbreaks in winter.

While you want to protect the inside of your home from cold air, be careful not to cut off circulation to the outside. Homes must allow sun and air to enter the roof and exterior walls to dry after rain or snow.

3. Layer your landscaping

You wear sweatshirts and coats to keep warm, and the layering of different types of trees creates beautiful and useful windbreaks on your lawn.

For example, the first layer might be ornamental trees, the second layer of evergreen shrubs, the third layer of perennials, and the fourth layer of vines and ground cover on the lawn.

Factors to consider for increasing energy efficiency through landscaping:

4. Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is a pipe network system that delivers water to plants at their roots. The process keeps the soil at its ideal moisture level without wasting water through sprinklers and indirect garden hoses. With a drip irrigation system, there is less chance of stray spray, erosion, evaporation, and leaching. You won’t waste precious water and there will be less wear and tear on your home plumbing.

      Lawn care and landscaping are so closely and deeply connected that you can’t do one and evade the other. We hope that we have been able to help you with our suggestions and ways that landscaping can help you increase the energy efficiency of your home.

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