Good planning is the key to landscape shading. You will need to know exactly the right place to plant a tree so that it will allow shade to fall at just the right time of day in the area its needed. You will also need to think about the kind of trees to use. Do you want the maximum amount of shade? Then you will need a denser type of tree. Would you like the home to be shaded in the summer but benefit from the sun’s warmth during the winter? In this case, select deciduous trees which will lose their leaves in the winter.
Trees may not grow quick enough to see immediate benefits and this is something you will need to take into consideration. Vines can be a good option if you are looking for fast results as they can be trained to grow up fencing or a trellis and positioned just where shade is needed. You may also want to consider shrubs to shade pathways and driveways.
Yes, your homes landscaping can be designed to not only look good but also to work at saving you money.