Ideas for a GREEN Landscape

When people refer to the term “going green,” many things can come to mind – conserving energy, saving money…and even beautifying your landscape! Green is Paradise Landscaping’s favorite color, and the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you some GREEN insight on how to save some money by making your landscape more energy efficient!  We hope you will try out a few of these tips and let us know what works for you.

Identify the Climate in Your Region

Depending on where you live, your tactics for energy efficiency may be different. Missouri is considered a cool/temperate region, but if you live at the Lake of the Ozarks, you know our weather can be unpredictable. It’s important to maximize the warmth of the sun in the winter and shade in the summer. If you live on the Lake or near a pond, your property’s humidity may be increased, or your air temperature decreased. Understanding your location can help you to take the most logical and efficient approach to save money with your landscaping.

Do Your Research & Plan, Plan, Plan!

Planning is key when it comes to landscaping, especially energy-efficient landscaping. This type of landscaping requires planning and research because in this case, there’s much more to it than just aesthetics. For the highest quality and greatest results, trust the best landscape design company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We take energy-efficiency into careful consideration when creating every landscape design.  This means that each design is unique to its property, which ups the quality factor even more. 

Plant Trees with Energy Savings in Mind

According to Better Homes & Gardens, shade trees have been proven to cool your yard by up to six whole degrees, and they can also save up to 25% of your home’s energy when it comes to heating and cooling. By shading your home and roof, you can save your air conditioner from working harder than it needs to. Trees don’t just provide shade though; they can also act as windbreaks. When landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks, using windbreaks during the winter is ideal. Plant these trees along the north or northwest side of your home to help to slash winter heating bills by up to 30 percent!


These are just a few of the many ways to make your landscape efficient! For more information on a GREEN landscape, call the best landscape designers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Paradise Landscaping has an educated and friendly staff that would be happy to help you in your next landscaping endeavor. As the name entails, Paradise serves to create your dream oasis at the Lake of the Ozarks. Create the perfect (ENERGY-EFFICIENT) vacation getaway in your own backyard!

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