One way to help save energy at home is to plant wisely when it comes to landscaping around the house. Avoid putting in plants that grow tall on the south side of your home; these tall plants can block sunlight in the winter months, which means your home can't take advantage of the ambient light and heat. And plant dense evergreen shrubs all around the house. They look good year-round and also naturally insulate to protect your home from the cold air outdoors.
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