How to Stop Spending $400 a Year on Your Lawn and Garden
Tending your yard isn't cheap -- homeowners spent an average of $407 on lawn and garden care in 2016, according to the annual National Gardening Survey by Harris Interactive. While do-it-yourself types can pocket savings by not hiring pros, the cost of supplies and time still adds up. Here are 14 ways to save on lawn care this season.
A shade tree planted on the west side of your house has the cooling effect of 10 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Experts caution against planting trees on the south side of a house, where they can block valuable winter sunshine.