Since Kansas City is located in the cool region of the country, windbreaks should be used to protect homes from the cold wind in the winters. If you’re new to landscaping in Kansas City and not sure how to go about making a windbreak, Rosehill Gardens can help.
Windbreaks lower the wind chill near your home. That can reduce winter heating costs and keep you from feeling like you’re freezing in your own home. They can also be a barrier from sounds, sights, and smells, giving you more privacy, as well as a beautiful addition to your yard.
Dense shrubs and evergreen trees make for an ideal windbreak material. Evergreen trees have a fully-grown height that is perfect for wind blockage for the typical home, and they’re dense enough to stop the majority of the wind. Low shrubs can also prevent snowdrifts from blowing up against your home.
Windbreaks should be planned and maintained through proper watering and fertilizing. Weeds should be diligently removed from the area so that they won’t take up the moisture and nutrients necessary for the health of your plants. Also, make sure not to plant your trees and shrubs too close to each other.
For more information on what plants to include in your windbreak, check out the Rosehill Gardens plant guide, and don’t hesitate to contact us at (816) 941-4777 if you’d like help planning your windbreak.