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Some Tips for Energy Efficient Landscaping

by Peter Beauchemin 09/15/2019

Everyone talks about saving the planet these days, and it's good to do your part, but it's even better when your earth-friendly landscaping can keep that other all-important green safely in the bank. Here are some useful tips that manage to be both kinds of "green living," keeping your wallet fat and your yard gorgeous.

Bushes, Trees, and Shrubbery

Trees can serve a variety of purposes in your landscaping. If you’re planning on staying in a property for a while, you can plant young saplings of fast-growing trees in strategic locations, and as they grow, they will provide shade and windbreaks. Go for trees with full leafy branches and plant them near windows and on the southern, eastern and western sides of your home to shade them during the summer, keeping down your cooling bills. Deciduous trees lose their leaves before the winter, which allows that same suns warmth in, keeping down your heating bills.

If you reside in a windy location, a stand of evergreen trees can be the perfect windbreak. Blocking the wind from your house reduced the extra chill caused by windy winter storms and can help chip away at those heating costs as well. If you get dense enough foliage, you can block up to eighty percent of the wind. Try to plant two or even three rows where you can for the best protection.

Bushes also create useful shade. Planting them around your air conditioning unit helps it stay cooler and can increase efficiency up to 10% which goes a long way towards reducing your overall costs. You need to keep the inner side of these bushes well-trimmed and out of the direction of the vents, so leave at least a three-foot gap and plan for shrubs tall enough to shade the whole space.

Grass and Other Ground Cover Options

Open flat areas great places for snow to settle and create blank white reflective fields. Those "snowfields" reflect sunlight onto your home and increase the general radiant heat effect of the winter sun, helping to heat your home cost-free. In the summer, those same flat areas allow heat to dissipate in the summer, keeping your home cooler in those hottest of months. Keeping your landscaping elements low or spaced out can increase your opportunities for breezes in hot climates.

In more cold climates, stick to the lighter ground covering like stone and concrete that will reflect heat into your home even when not covered in snow. In warmer areas or areas with definitively warmer months, stick to darker ground coverings like grass, mulch, dark stone and wood chips which absorb heat all day and then release throughout the cool of the evening and overnight.

Talk to your local real estate agent about the best local landscapers. They will be able to help you plan the most energy efficient and beautiful garden.

About the Author
Author

Peter Beauchemin

 

Introduction

Peter J Beauchemin, Owner of LAER Realty Partners Beauchemin & Associates is one of the most successful, well-known and respected real estate experts in Bedford, NH. He has been providing professional concierge-level service with a client first approach for over 15 years with more than 1000 closed transactions and consistently ranks in the top 1% of all agents in Greater Manchester, NH. No other real estate advisor in Southern, NH can offer the level of experience and negotiation expertise Peter and his associates can provide. Having a team allows Peter to focus on the tasks that are imperative to extraordinary results for his clients. A team always out performs an individual.

Seller Representation

Exceptional estates and luxury properties require a premium marketing package including professional staging consultation, professional photos, drone video, 3D model and floorplan, enhanced paid for positioning on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor, Homes, Google and Facebook as well as an exclusive network of Realtors specializing in Bedford, NH real estate. Peter is an accomplished listing agent with an established market presence and time tested marketing plan that can assure your property gets maximum exposure resulting in a top dollar sale. Whether relocating, moving up or downsizing he can facilitate a stress-free and seamless transition from your current residence to your new dream home and will keep you informed every step of the way.

Buyer Representation

Peter excels at relocation representation with an extensive knowledge of the local Bedford, NH community including the top rated Bedford, NH school system, upscale neighborhoods and fine homes. He is familiar with all the local new construction developments and has established relationships with reputable builders. Peter has been trusted by local celebrities, corporate executives, medical professionals and business owners when acquiring their personal residences in Bedford, NH. He is an extremely organized, detail oriented over achiever who works diligently to protect his client’s best interests and make certain they are confident in their purchase.

Experience & Accolades

Recognized as a leading local expert he has been featured in NH Business Magazine, NH Magazine and WMUR’s NH Chronicle and has received countless company awards for extraordinary sales achievement throughout the years.Peter was born and raised in Southern NH and after college joined the family real estate business in 2004. 13 prosperous years later and having grown and managed the #1 residential real estate team in NH for 5 consecutive years he and his wife/business partner Rebecca Beauchemin rebranded their team in 2017 and opened the first LAER Realty Partners office in NH. Since, their company has experienced exponential growth and they plan to expand the brand throughout NH.

LAER

LAER; (Local Agents, Extraordinary Results) Realty Partners is one of the largest and fastest growing real estate companies in New England with over 400 agents and 20 offices. LAER is an elite real estate firm that focuses only on the recruitment of full time, experienced Realtors and top producing teams because having highly skilled, professional agents results in a superior experience for customers. LAER Realty Partners Beauchemin & Associates believes in supporting the community and provides major sponsorships to local sports teams, schools and community events.

Personal

Peter & Rebecca live in Bedford, NH with their 2 children, 2 rescued Chihuahua’s, 2 rescued cats and 10 chickens.When not managing their real estate office, personally assisting clients or investing in real estate Peter & Rebecca stay busy with their children’s sports and activities and they enjoy boating, golfing, skiing and attending Boston Celtics Basketball games. They are also fans of and support their local live theatre and public radio.

When considering who to trust with your next real estate transaction consider Peter for an interview. You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to read his 100's of reviews from satisfied clients.