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A Commercial Landscape Service Providing Green Shade

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Oct 13, 2017 8:47:00 AM


Everyone knows that its cool in the shade and trees can reduce energy costs if placed correctly. It’s popular to plant evergreen trees on the Northward facing walls of a building.

A Commercial Landscape Service understand that plants and vines located next to a hot south or west side wall can help insulate a building from the hot temperatures of the sun in the summer and winter months. Planting shrub and tree barriers can also direct cool wind from entering buildings by reducing cold drafts at entry points.


Your End Goal

The end goal is to use trees that are designed to meet your end goal, for a minute try to imagine that you are a landscape architect working with an HOA Landscape Service. The goal is to provide landscaping that blocks hot afternoon sun from heating the south side of their building. A great commercial landscape architect will take into account the types of trees for the property that can provide shade that helps in the area of reducing energy costs and that ideally saves the client money.

Planting The Right Type of Tree

When hiring a Home Owners Association Landscape Service for planting trees, it’s best that your company not plant evergreen trees, but deciduous types on the South or West side of a building since the shade created by evergreens will block the warm winter sun that otherwise help warm a building in the cooler months of the season, and this also helps shade a building in the hot summer months. Planting low dense evergreen shrubs along the edge (one and half-two feet away from foundation) of a buildings foundation will help improve the exterior building insulation.



The Angles Make a Difference 

The angle of sunlight is lower in the winter months improving the suns solar exposure allowing heat to enter the building through the south and west facing windows. If trees exist in these areas, best practices include pruning away dense vegetation from this side in winter months, allowing sunlight to enter these exterior spaces.


A Property Assessment Can Make All The Difference

Keep in mind that every property is unique in its own way, and there are no exact design principles that will conform to every situation. A certified professional arborist can conduct a property assessment of your trees to determine the appropriate planting and pruning locations that offer the benefits of both energy and water conservation for future years to come.

What steps can i take?

Call a professional arborist that recognizes the performance standards and has the proper credentials adhering to industry standards.Schedule a FREE assessment of your Landscaping or call (408) 275-1200

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