Spending money on cooling your home in the summer is not cheap, but for many of us, it is a necessity to endure hot days. There is something that you can do, however, that will help ease the load on those hot days, and that is using landscape shading to your advantage. So, what is landscape shading? It is accomplished by using tree placement to your advantage. Trees will cool down your home in 2 ways. They provide shade to keep the sun from beating down on your house and they expel moisture into the air around them.

What you need to consider, however, is that there are some dangers associated with having trees near your home. If you have trees that are prone to infections by wood-destroying insects, they could spread to your home. If the trees are sickly, they could end up falling over and damaging your home.

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