Shade can be welcome refreshment on a warm summer day. Planting shade trees on one’s property doesn't only cool them, but also their home.
Trees that offer a lot of shade can help reduce cooling bills if they are strategically planted on your property. The Root’s team recommends residents focus on shading windows and HVAC units.
Cooling the overall temperature in a home makes it easier for the air conditioning system to do its job. With less energy exerted, and a cooler home to begin with, residents may notice a decrease in their utility bills.
With proper maintenance, shade trees can last for many years. By pruning, watering and fertilizing them, their life can be extended.
"Shade trees add curb appeal, as well as have the ability to possibly lower your cooling costs," said David Root, owner of Root's Nurseries. "They're overall a good investment."
The proper time to plant a tree is during late winter or early spring. Since that timeframe has passed, it is advisable to plant them in autumn.
Root's Nurseries has been serving Manheim and the surrounding area since 1895. The company has a long-standing tradition of excellence in offering a wide selection of plants and expert landscape design and implementation. It has a retail plant center open to the public, as well as onsite landscaping services. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsnurseries.com.