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Landscaping & Greenhouses around the Great Sacandaga Lake

To save you $$’s on energy,
Landscaping That Makes Sense, describes how:

A well-positioned tree can save up to 25% on heating and cooling
Tree shaded yards with lawn vs. pavement can keep temperatures down 6-25 degrees

Shading your roof can increase your air conditioners efficiency by 10%
A single tree can equal the cooling power of 15 air conditioners

Three house-shading trees can cut your cooling bill by up to 50%

Windbreaks can cut winter heating bills by 10-30%

On the Great Sacandaga Lake: Take advantage of the sun in the winter by planting deciduous trees on the south- and west-facing sides of your house. And in the summer the leaves from these trees will also provide shade. Planting trees or shrubs to the north or northwest will prevent winter winds from draining the heat from your home

Landscaping to Reduce Winter Heating Costs direct us toward the following landscaping strategies to minimize our heating costs:

Plant evergreens to block northwest winter winds. Correct planting can cut winter heating bills by 25%

Place planters, walls or berms near your home to create “dead air space” which acts as insulation

Deciduous trees can screen 70-90% of the hot summer sun, and in the winter these same trees will loose their leaves and allow sun to filter through

Create open lawns on the south side of your home, allowing the accumulation of snow. Light reflecting off the snow can offer radiant heat effects on your home.
Build tall fences to slow winter winds. (also provides protection for less cold-hardy plants

Inclusion of eco-friendly hardscape surfaces around your home can soak up heat during the day and reflect it during a cool evening.

Landscaping to Reduce Summer Cooling Costs provides the following tips to assist your A/C during the summer months:

Build a pergola, add an awning, or provide some other type of shade structure on the west side of your house. Filters light during he hottest part of the day, and covered with vines still allows cool breezes

Position porches, decks, and patios on the east, as they will offer morning sun and shade in the evening

Light colored ground covers will reflect more heat, making it hotter, darker wood chips will absorb the heat

Place trees where they will shade your windows (e.g. on the south and west sides) from the direct sun

Funnel breezes through your property by planting a row of trees on one side of the house, and a wall on the other will create a wind tunnel

Add a water feature because it can psychologically cool your landscape. Upwinds from ponds will cool the air around your home

Plant clusters of trees which can create a cool zone for breezes to filter through

Photo by Lorraine Decker ©2008


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Allen Brothers Company
634 Military Road


41 East Ave

Jacked and leveled, Piers 7 sills replaced, carrier Beams, Bracing, Structural Supports, Barn and Garage Repairs, Cabling, Stone Foundations, Top Soil, Mulch, Gravel, Stone, Sand, Stone Driveways.


518-848-155 or 518-773-8050

Doloris Landscaping

Retaining Walls, Brick Pavers, Sod Lawns. Rubble Drives, Septic Systems • Drain Tile, Backhoe & Loader Work
Licensed & Insured

Esper James
135 Washington Hill Road

Ever Green Lawn and Landscape
827 State Highway 29A

Fox Ridge Farm
119 Broski Road
Broadalbin, NY
Selling: Animal Bedding, Wood Shavings
Stone Products

Garden of Eve
12 Foster  

Greenscapes Landscaping
Paradise Point Road


Harnish Bros. Nursery and Pools
132 W Stat Ext.

Innovative Stonewall and Patio
5 Spring

The Lake House Gardener
1096 South Shore Road

301 Riceville Road
(518) 661-5601
Complete Line of Masonry Supplies & Tools
State approved and DOT inspected

Meyers Landscaping and Snowplowing Inc.
222 West Grand Street
Palatine Bridge

Old Oak Environmental Restoration Inc
55 Willet
Fort Plain 

RC Landscaping
229 Hales Mills Road

S B Enterprises
138 Summetview Road

 S & S Landscaping and Excavating 
116 LaGrange Road

Unique Tree Service
11 Staley Road
Palatine Bridge



Colonial Flower Shop
Cor Prindle and Jansan Ave
Johnstown Agway
250 North Comrie Ave
Patti’s Greenhouses
3844 State Hwy 30

Mountain Spirit " Shady Lady" Nursery

is now Open Featuring Shade and Deer Resistant Plants
30 Turner Rd. Day, NY
4.7 miles from the Bachelorville Bridge
just off the South Shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake

Along with plants Sheila has all her herbal products including her
Amazin' Bug Away just in time for Black fly season.
Her Garden shop is filled with crystals, fairies, salves, Young Living essential oils and more. Stop by and see what I am up to now.

Hours 9-4 Thursday Friday and Saturday.
Mention this ad and get a free Rose Quartz.

Products also available at Mary kay's Place 13 West 8th Ave in Gloversville

Photo by Lorraine Decker ©2008

Photo by Lorraine Decker ©2008


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