When should you check your yard's light exposure for best landscaping results?
June is the best month to determine the light exposure (generally referred to as exposure) in your yard because it's has the longest days and the sun is at highest angle. By checking now you can better account for hot, sunny summer days that can wreak havoc on shade loving plants or help heat lovers thrive. It also a good idea to check your exposure every couple of years to account for tree growth or other changes.
Here are the steps to checking your exposure.
2. Name the different beds you want to track on the chart.
3. On a leisure day at home, check every hour or so, particularly in the afternoon and fill in the circle for that hour if the bed is shaded.
4. Once it's all filled out you can now research plants online or at the nursery. You are welcome to show our staff the chart and we can show plants as well.
5. Now plant your new landscape additions when you have time or best luck and watch them thrive.