Plant Trees and Flowers
Now more than ever, pollinators like bees need us to plant flowers in our backyard. You can make an even bigger environmental contribution by planting a tree. Some tree species will remain small and compact over their lifetime and are therefore adapted to a suburban setting.
Use Solar Energy to Power Lights
There is nothing as inviting as a garden illuminated by an enchanting lighting scheme. One tip for a sustainable summer is to choose solar-powered models that recharge their batteries with the sun’s rays during the day to provide the perfect ambiance in the evening.
If your lights are electric, turn them off when you are not in your yard. You can even connect them to a smart timer that will do this for you.
Grow Plants Over the Walls
To reduce the occurrence of heat islands and keep your property cool on hot days, grown climbing plants over its outside walls, especially those that receive direct sunlight. You will notice a significant difference as the plants clamber to cover the surface through the next few summers.
Get a Solar Cover
Do you have a pool heater? Install a solar cover to prevent the water’s heat from dissipating. Additionally, connecting the filtration system to a programmable timer to have it run on a set schedule will considerably impact your energy consumption.
Clean the Air Conditioner’s Filter
This may seem like a small thing; yet clean filters will help your device cool the air more efficiently. You only need to do this once a summer. Moreover, there’s no point in repetitively turning the air conditioner off and then on at full power when you feel hot; it’s better to let it run continually, but at a temperature setting between 22 °C and 25 °C.