Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the fire season and hot weather. But there are things you can do to prepare your home and garden for the heat. One of the best ways is to plant shade trees and plants.
Shade trees can help to cool your home and garden by blocking out the sun’s rays. They can also help to reduce your energy bills by providing natural air conditioning.
The Hawkesbury Community Nursery has a wide range of shade trees and plants available, including:
- Trees: River Oak, Weeping Willow, Kurrajong, Angophora costata (Sydney Red Gum)
- Shrubs: Lilly Pilly, Bottlebrush, Camellia, Westringia
Marty from the Community Nursery Team explains in the video below how to choose the right plants for your garden and how to plant them correctly.
The Council’s Urban Greening Strategy is also helping to cool the Hawkesbury with trees and plants. The strategy aims to plant 100,000 trees over the next 10 years.
To find out more about the Hawkesbury Community Nursery and the Council’s Urban Greening Strategy, visit the Hawkesbury City Council website.
Marty’s video link: https://fb.watch/na9myiZOw9/