We’ve all seen the cartoons where the characters are dragging themselves through a hot desert. Sweat is dripping off their bodies while their arms drag behind them as the sun relentlessly beats down. Until…they spot an oasis–cool and refreshing with plenty of tree shade.
We don’t have any deserts in southeastern Michigan, but walking on the sidewalk or through a parking lot on a HOT summer day can sure feel like one. Any tree shade along a walk becomes a welcome oasis.
Just as trees can give you shade and a little break from the heat while outside, they can also do the same for your home. Did you know…
How can you utilize the power of tree shade to cool down your home? When choosing to add trees to your landscaping keep in mind:
Other landscaping tips to help cool your home:
Interested in learning about what trees you can plant in your Michigan yard to help keep your home cool? Check out this article: Fast-Growing Shade Trees.
(Southeastern Michigan is considered to be in Zone 6 by the United States Department of Agriculture)
For more information about staying cool this summer, contact Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!