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Energy-Efficient Landscaping Tips

Sitting under a shade tree on a hot day makes you cooler, and standing by a wall on a cold, windy day makes you feel warmer. It seems pretty obvious. What’s less obvious is that you can landscape your yard to offer your home those same benefits. It just takes a bit of planning in the way you site trees, fences, and other elements.

  • A well-positioned tree can save up to 25 percent of your home’s energy for heating and cooling.
  • A tree-shaded yard can be up to 6 degrees cooler than a sunny yard. A shaded lawn can be up to 25 degrees cooler than sunny pavement.
  • Shading your home’s roof can increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency by more than 10 percent.
  • A single shade tree equals the cooling power of 15 air conditioners — and it runs for free!
  • Three house-shading trees can cut your cooling bill by as much as half.
  • Windbreaks can cut winter heating bills by 10 to 30 percent.

Pay attention to the breeze and use fences or shrubs to help direct cooling breezes at your house. Likewise, help stop the sun from turning your home into an oven by planting large evergreen trees on the south or southwest side of your home. Decrease the effect of the humidity by planting drought-tolerant plants next to your home. Avoid siting thirsty plants next to your house; they’re better suited for other corners of your yard.

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Eagle Eye Outfitters

Do It Right Lawn Care in Dothan, AL was contracted by Eagle Eye Outfitters to do the landscaping at their new location. We installed a new irrigation system and covered everything with new sod. Once the new plants and trees were in place we were able to add the finishing touch with a fresh layer of pine straw. We are very please with the results.

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Sod Replacement in Dothan, Alabama

Sod replacement  in your lawn is a bigger undertaking than most homeowners realize.  This process takes skill, knowledge and sometimes specialized equipment to ensure a quality look.  Do it Right Lawn Care is well equipped to handle any size yard from garden homes to commercial properties.

This landscaping contract required removal of older centipede grass that was dieing in large areas.  There was ample shade from trees in the back yard, and damage from high traffic pet use.  The best solution to this Dothan, Alabama yard was a specific type of grass called Bermuda.

The Do it Right Lawn Care staff started off by using a Bob Cat to level off and prep the site for new sod.  Once the soil was graded properly for water runoff from the house, we brought in the seven pallets of sod needed.  Our four member team went to work laying the sod in the proper placement pattern to ensure maximum growth.

 

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Flower Beds at Logan’s Roadhouse

Do It Right Lawn Care in Dothan, AL was contracted by Logan’s Roadhouse to maintain their property.  We are going into the 3rd year maintaining this property.  We service everything from cutting grass to landscaping for Logan’s Roadhouse.

Fall season is in full swing in southern Alabama and Logan’s needed a little color added at the entrance to their restaurant to make the entrance more appealing.  We started off by installing fresh mulch and resetting the edging for a fresh look then we added a few slats of pansy to finish it off.

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