Landscaping Helps Save Energy Bills - Phoenix Arizona

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Benjamin Realty LLC

Phoenix Arizona and surrounding areas have hot summers. Often the temps are more than 100 degrees and some days the gauge rises over 110 degrees. With high temps and rising energy costs homeowners are looking for ways to help save money. Planting trees on the east and west side of your home will help to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Planting trees and bushes in the right location can help reduce the sun's heat as much as 20-50% according to the energy company. And while Phoenix residents do not worry a lot about really cold winters, trees. shrubs and vines offer a natural insulation for the winter as well. Before planting check with your local HOA for the appropriate plant pallet for your community. Don't make a mistake of planting trees and plants that are not allowed in the community. Each community that has an HOA most usually will have a plant pallet of approved plants to keep the community all having the same look and feel.

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Great post. This is so true! If you have ever driven a convertible or riden a motorcycle around Arizona you will know you can feel an instant temperature change when you drive past a grouping of trees. Just remember to plant water-wise desert trees. Some nice, fast growing varieties that you can find at most nurseries are mesquite, palo verde and willow acacia. All provide great shade, require little water and are very low maintenance.

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Bob and Carolin: What a great post. Terrific information. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it.

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