These helpful summer landscaping tips are from Alabama Smart Yards!
- Place deciduous shade trees on the south, east, and west sides of a house to case shade in the summer. Deciduous trees reduce energy costs (by 11.4%) by shading a house in summer. Depending on the amount of shade cover, energy savings can range from $10 – $43 per month.
- In summer, when turf is actively growing, apply an iron source instead of nitrogen fertilizer to green the lawn without increasing growth.
- Mulch buffers soil temperature keeping soils cooler in summer and helping to maintain soil moisture by reducing evaporation.