Think energy savings when planning and updating your landscaping as well. A well-designed landscaping plan will not only beautify your home or business, but can also save you money.

Proper planting of trees near your home can provide not only beauty, but energy savings as well. Solar heat absorbed through windows can increase your air conditioning needs. Shade from well-placed trees can help decrease your energy usage. Make sure that you have the correct information about proper planting.

In addition, selection of plants which require less water can reduce your needs for watering and irrigation. For more information on planting for water conservation, consider these tips provided by the Department of Energy.