Energy Efficient Landscaping

Energy efficient landscaping can reduce home utility bills by as much as 30 percent.



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Not only can it lower your utility bills, energy efficient landscaping can raise your property values.
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Despite what you may think, a solid wind barrier is not the most effective way to shield an area.
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Evergreens provide the best protection from winter wind, while deciduous trees can funnel a summer breeze.
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A penetrable barrier will create a substantially larger wind shadow.
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